Thursday, December 13, 2012
What a crazy subject line, right? Well, it isn't quite 4:30 in the morning as I start this blog & this is what my brain feels like before I finish my coffee.
I have some funny stuff & serious stuff for you today. It's always great to start out with a chuckle, don't you think?
Isn't that great? I have found that I can't do a diet. If you tell me I can't have something, or that I have to eat 25 pounds of carrots a day, I freak out. And did you ever notice that the first three letters of diet are "D-I-E." Eeeek!
I like the idea of a healthy eating plan -- not necessarily a diet. If my buddy at work makes a cake & would be crushed if I didn't try it, I give up a snack & eat 2 bites of cake. I like cake. My buddy is happy, I'm happy, it's all good.
Oh, the dreaded plateau. They are terrible aren't they? I've been on 2 in the last couple of months & they are so hard to break. It's easy to get discouraged & want to quit, but don't you do it!!! It took awhile, but I pushed through them. What a sense of accomplishment!!
Lessons learned from a plateau:
Things are happening even when you can't yet see the results. That's why it's so important not only to weigh, but to measure. And don't forget about those non-scale victories!! Even if the scale & measuring tape aren't moving, do you feel better? Are you able to walk/run/pump iron 5 minutes longer than last week? My all time favorite non-scale victory is when my sweet hubby tells me he's proud of me. Whew!! That's a great one!! Tissue moment!!
The choice is yours. I want to use my towel to wipe off the sweat!!!
I'm glad I started in June.
Blessings to you!!!
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I thought this was a riot!! If we had an emoticon for ROFL, I'd be using it.
I can't say that I've always loved exercise, but I've never really hated it (except when I was in high school). I think I hated it so much back then because: (1) I always had gym class right after lunch (ugh! I won't go into details) & (2) I had exercise induced asthma & didn't know it. After the coach would make us run a mile, I couldn't breathe well for a couple of hours. I was not officially diagnosed until about 5 years ago.
Exercise is my stress relief & mood booster. I joke around that it keeps me from killing people (which I'd NEVER do -- kill people, that is), but I always get a good laugh when I say that.
The other cool thing about going to the gym is:
Oh yeah, Baby!! Torch those calories.
Yesterday was a bad, bad day for me. As soon as my alarm went off, I was up & at 'em, but just when I was getting ready to hit the "go" button on my coffee pot, the power went out. ::sigh:: Thankfully, the power came back on 1/2 an hour later & I was able to get my morning cup of java. But then I showed up to the carpool lot to meet my carpool . . . & none of my folks showed up!!! I called & called, but they didn't answer their cellphones. Power out? Overslept? Who knows? But I had driven the day before & wasn't expecting to drive, so I had no gasoline in my car. ::double sigh::
So, I go get gas & make my way to work. Can't ride in the carpool lane because I don't have enough people, so I was late for work. ::triple sigh:: So, what do you do when you're late for work? Leave early!!!
I really wanted to go to the gym, so it wasn't a huge sacrifice for me to take an hour of leave so I could still go. I took all my frustrations out on the machines & had an awesome workout. By the time I got home, I was in a fantastic mood & I had burned a bunch of calories. Not a bad deal.
So, don't enter the fitness protection program. You'll feel so much better if you "Just Do It!" ~ Nike ~ (Exercise, that is).
Blessings to you!!
Sunday, December 09, 2012
Do you believe in yourself? Do you believe you can really do this weigh loss thing for the last time? Whatever you believe -- whether you can do it, or can't do it, you are correct!!
If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right. ~ Henry Ford ~
The truth is:
Let's make a pact!! No more excuses!! Did you get that? NO MORE EXCUSES!! Let's get this weight loss gig done once & for all!! Let's work together, support each other, encourage each other. Let's get Sparking!!
Make your motivation picture collages (photos of you looking slim & trim) & post them EVERYWHERE (especially on your refrigerator). If you don't have any slim photos of yourself, find before & after photos of other people who have lost a lot of weight. Also include on your collage reasons why you want to lose this weight. Post them where you can see them every day. I even have photos of them on my cell phone as my background. Every time I go to make a call or read a txt message, I see my collage.
We CAN do this!!
Every time you pass a mirror today, I want you to say to your reflection:
Blessings to you!!
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