Tuesday, July 16, 2013
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."--Lao-Tzu
"Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of."--From Joyce Meyer, Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits
"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing."--Walt Disney
I want to know that I am doing my best, making the best choices I can make (not that other people can make for me), and making progress toward my healthiest life. I can't do my best, I can't make the best choices, and I can't make progress toward my healthiest life if I put things off.
I don't need to wait on instructions from my doctor or hear his concerns about how I need to lose weight and eat a healthier diet. I know that I'm not at my ideal weight and I know that I don't eat a healthier diet. I just put off the things that I know I need to do. And now, I'm paying for that. I have high cholesterol, kidney issues, possible gallstones, most of which are caused by my diet and not exercising doesn't help, either.
I am excited to see where this journey takes me. I am excited to see my results and know that I have conquered my eating habits and lack of exercise. Procrastination is NOT how I want to be defined.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
I can do anything I set my mind to do. Remembering that is key for me, especially when it comes to weight loss. I just need to concentrate on the good things that I want/need. I also need to focus on what I want to do and not on the excuses I can come up for not doing what I want to do (wow, can anyone understand that?). I can't think about food all the time if I want to lose weight. I can't whine and complain about exercise because that is an important step in a weight loss journey. Those size 6 pants are not just going to mold to fit my body, as much as I wish they would. I need to schedule exercise into my day. I usually have an hour before work starts where I could work out in the gym that is right down the hall from our clinic, but I haven't taken advantage of it yet because I always have an excuse not to. So I'm gonna do it...tomorrow. Ya'll check up on me to make sure I did. I'm gonna do it the day after tomorrow, too, so that I will form this new habit.
I need to become more active. I need to break my habit of laziness and stop putting off until tomorrow what I can do today. I am more powerful than I realize. I can decide to eat healthy, I can decide to exercise, and I am the only thing that can stop me.
Monday, July 08, 2013
I hope by changing my habits to increase my joy. 40% of everything we do is done merely from habit (a statistic from Joyce Meyer's book, Making Good Habits, Breaking Bad Habits). A habit can be formed or broken in 30 days. Really???? That's it???? I'm huge on instant gratification and would like my habits to be changed right now, but I need to be realistic. But if I stick with it and don't QUIT like I am prone to do, my habits can be changed for the better. Vince Lombardi said that "Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit", so I am going to unlearn quitting. I CAN and WILL change my bad habits.
Some habits I would like to break are:
3-Beating up on myself
5-Having a generally negative attitude
Mark Twain has said,"Habit is habit, and not to be flung out of the window by man (or woman), but coaxed downstairs a step at a time." So I figure by continuing to take small steps each day, I will break my bad habits.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Hi everyone! My name is Micaela and I am 31 years old. I live in Topeka, KS with my husband, Jacob and our two dogs, Stella and Lily. I have a job in the medical field and enjoy being able to help people every day, even though I don't necessarily always do it as cheerfully as I should. I struggle waking up in the morning because I'm tired and would like to be able to sleep a little more:( I work at a desk job and don't get up and move around very much. Every once in a while, I will get up and walk to the bathroom at the other end of the clinic where I work, just to get up and move.
When I met my husband over six years ago, I weighed 120 pounds. Today at my doctor's appointment, I discovered that I now weight 160 pounds:( I have had a lot of health issues come up within this last year and learned of another one today. I can't wear my wedding ring because my hands are too swollen. Why? Too much salt in my diet. My feet are puffy, too. I tried the whole WW thing with my SIL. We used to walk every night after work, but she has lost so much weight and gained so much energy, I can't keep up with her anymore. I created a SparkTeam called Let's get healthy, Topeka! and I hope it takes off. I would like to organize a group that could walk together and make it a social thing, so we could all find motivation:)
I would like to start a family in the near future and that is what's getting me started on this journey. I want to be a healthy mommy for my babies and right now, I'm not very healthy. So I'm gonna work on that. Stay tuned!
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