Thursday, January 31, 2013
Wow! What a visual, huh? Here's another:
Eeeeek!!! Really brings you back to reality. Looking at that makes me want to spend ALL DAY at the gym, right?
Ok, how about this one:
30 little measly minutes out of all those minutes in a day doesn't seem so much, does it? It's all about priorities. Pixie-licious had a poster in her blog in the last couple of days that reminds us that losing weight is 20% exercise & 80% diet. Yowza!! You can lose your battle in the kitchen after all your hard work.
Ok, this next one is really, really good. I saw it on the SparkPeople FaceBook page yesterday:
Isn't that awesome? I really don't get enough sleep during the week, but unless I want to go to bed at 8:00 p.m., 7 hours is going to have to do it. I have noticed that if I've been puzzled over a problem that on the weekend, when I get a bit more sleep, the "committee of sleep" has worked it out for me. They're so good that way.
Ok, last visual for today:
Today: Spread those wings!!! Let me see you fly!!
Blessings to you!!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I don't want any of you to think I'm perfect, by any means. Yesterday, was a good day, overall. We had an ice storm yesterday morning, so I didn't have to be at work until noon & I get off at 4:00. I took my lunch break, too.
Long story short, after lunch I went to the break room to get my water out of the freezer & there was this really pretty cake in there. I won't go into detail other than to say it was chocolate cake with white frosting. I like cake. Cake is one of my biggest downfalls, but I don't particularly care for chocolate cake. I can usually pass it up pretty easily, but did I mention that it was pretty?
I've been a little frustrated that the scale hasn't moved in nearly 2 months & while I wasn't really having a pity party, I was enthralled at how pretty this cake was. I got a big honkin' piece & ate every bite.
I only went over my calories by 50 yesterday, so it didn't hurt me too badly & I got some extra walking in yesterday & did some strength training & cardio at the gym, but you know what I discovered? That cake wasn't worth it. It was probably about 300 calories. While It was really, really pretty, it didn't taste all that good. I had a sugar rush & then crashed later.
I was a little mad at myself for awhile, but I'm good now. I'm over it & ready to move on.
Today is a new day & a time to start over.
Today: Don't eat the cake!! It's totally not worth it. It's just pretty & it's not going to taste that great. You'll just get a sugar rush & crash later on. Trust me on this.
Blessings to you!!
Monday, January 28, 2013
Life is truly, truly difficult sometimes. Things happen, people are hurt, people become ill, lives are changed. You can end up in a pit of despair & you can't see any way out of it.
The end of your rope is the beginning of God's doorstep. I have been through so much in my life. Many times, I had to tie a knot in the end of that rope & I was so thankful God was there to catch me when I couldn't hang on any longer. He can do so much more than I can alone & it's so nice to lean on Him & let Him handle it.
For my sanity, I had to put things in His hands & let them go.
Through the tough times in my life, I have become stronger, but I have also been able to show more compassion, sympathy & empathy toward others. We can't control the actions of others. We have to let them be who they are.
We have to forgive -- not just for that other person who may have wronged you, but for YOURSELF. There is freedom in forgiveness.
Lack of forgiveness can be a nasty thing. It can eat at you, affect your relationships, affect your peace of mind. I can cause all kinds of health issues because of that added stress on your body, which can then lead to emotional eating.
Last time I looked we were all human. We all mess up. We all make mistakes.
It takes a strong person to forgive.
Set yourself free!!
Blessings to you!!
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