Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It is about the journey

I am so excited and proud of myself.  I am not one that likes to toot my own horn.  In fact, if you know me at all you know that I don't like to brag on me.  This just isn't me.  However, I think it is good from time to time to toot away.  I am giving myself permission to pat myself on the back. 

I know that I am not where I want to be yet, but I know for sure that I am on the right path.  For once in my life and I am on the path to better health and fitness.   I have started this journey so many times to just give up and quit.  Especially when things got tough or the scale didn't seem to move fast enough for me.  Then there are the times that it got stuck or went upwards.  I would just throw in the towel and my hands and quit.  NOT THIS TIME!!!

When I first started doing any exercises at all, I could barely do 5 girl push ups.  Last night I did two sets of 25 push ups.  Still doing the girl ones but that is ok too.  I did two sets of 50 sit ups - that is 100 sit ups - that is awesome!!!  I also did - two sets of 20 jump squats, 15 squats, and 20 lunges.   After I got through last night I just sat and cried.  Not because of the pain from pushing through but for the progress that I have made in the journey.  I am proud of myself!!! 

I am down 22 pounds and really close to being down another 2 sizes.  I am going to take my measurements this weekend and see how many inches I have lost.  I did a sneak peak a week ago and I have lost 4 1/2 inches in my waist. 

I know what people mean about it isnt' about the number on the scale.  Because sometimes it will stay the same or it will go up and down, but what matters is how you feel in your clothes and about yourself.  It really is about the journey ..... about pushing yourself to do one more push up or sit up or making the right food choice at that meal.  Each time you so "NO" to something bad to eat or make the right food choice for your meals that is an accomplishments. 

It is about taking that first step to just get started.  If you can only do one sit-up or one push up - then do that one and be excited.  Then the next time add another to it.  Or take that first step to eat healthy - can't let go of everyone at one time.  Then take that first step to cut out one thing at a time and take one meal at a time.  Set your goals and keep taking the steps on that path towards your goals.  If I can do this ... so can you. 

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