Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Got it right this time

I knew that at some point all the things I was learning would click into place.  I've been working out steady since April 18, 2011 and last week it finally hit me.  I know that my working out is HUGE when it comes to toning my body, but the key is what I eat.  
I was feeling very frustrated about the scale not budging so I asked my trainer to check my BMI on the device they have at the gym.  She looked at what it was last September when I entered the training program.  My BMI had dropped, not a lot, but it had dropped.  She decided to take just 2 of my measurements.  My chest and my hips.  I knew my thighs looked smaller and my arms were definitely more toned.  But I was thrilled to see I had gone down 6 and 3/4 inches combined in those two areas. WOW, I was just beaming, I was so happy.  
Now that I knew I had actually lost inches I was determined to make that second number on the scale go down.  I had been just this close, yet could not get there.  Well, by Friday I had not only changed that number, but it dropped down the third number farther.
Now I finally have the right combination of working out and eating.  I can now use that key information to move me to the next goal.

We all have struggles on a daily basis.  Some struggles are monetary, some are mentally and some are physically.  We can't let the struggles keep us from living a full life filled with laughter and happiness.  Happiness is within each of us.  Finding what makes you happy is all up to you.  Keeping the happy in your life is still up to you.  Don't give others the power to make you unhappy.  YOU focus on what makes you happy and don't give away your power, but share your happiness with others. 
I recently read Jaycee Dugard's book "A Stolen Life".  She lived 18 years of her life being raped and lied to.  She always clung to her Mother's love for her and longed to see her again. She has shown more strength and happiness even after all she lived thru.  If she can come out of 18 years of captivity and be happy then I can come out of any situation and be happy too.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Keep on Keeping on

I can't believe it's been almost a month since I wrote my last blog.  
I doubt anyone missed it, but I do need to keep on top of what it is I'm doing for me.
I've been working out 5 days a week and eating healthy during those 5 days.  I just can't seem to get thru the weekend without eating unhealthy stuff.  
I'm tired of exercising and not losing.  I know it's my fault because I'm the one stuffing my face with unhealthy foods that do NOT nourish my body.  My body deserves good healthy foods to function.  So why do I still eat processed junk and sugary crap?  I'm an addict.  Can't get any plainer than that.
So I begin another week of re-examining my habits and motivations.
I have a mini goal that I am so close to I can almost touch it yet I just can't get to it.  I'm beyond frustrated.  I have another goal I want to reach, but I have to hit the first one in order to get to the next one. *sigh*
I have nothing to complain about, I have a great husband who supports me and loves me just how I am now.  I have a family who is doing well and moving ahead with their lives.  I have friends who I love very much and they too love me just as I am.  My goals are just that MINE.  No one around me is saying I have to reach that goal.  
I can't give up, it's just not in me to throw in the towel and quit.  I will reach my goal, but at what cost?   Will I sacrifice my sanity to attain the goal?  I just want to find the right balance and move forward.  I have come so far in the last 3 months and I love what I see happening with my body.  I'm stronger, my shape has changed and I look more toned up.  
So I'm gonna keep dancing and singing and focus on my goals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!