Sunday, July 27, 2008

Walking the walk I talk

A few weeks ago I made a decision and less than 3 weeks later, I abandoned my decision and fell back into old habits. I still believe in the decision I made; it was a good decision and the right choice for me.

The only thing stopping me from achieving my goals is me.
The only person who can make my life better is me.
The consequences of my life are in my control.

I'm choosing life. I'm choosing to live.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Decision made

Let's see, from Sunday morning through Friday morning, I'd lost 6.5 lbs. The holiday weekend was tough, I stuck to the program on Friday, somewhat on Saturday and gave in on Sunday. When I weighed in this morning (week after I started), I had gained 4 lbs. back. Considering I'm still 2.5 lbs. lighter than my starting weight, I'm not upset. I know I got off track; I know how I got of track; and I know how to stay on track. I was on track today and will be on track until we reach the station.

My 2nd decision was to never diet again, I've made a lifestyle change and mental adjustment (1st decision is further down). If the doctor said I had to take insulin shots everyday for diabetes or else die, then I would. I look at my lifestyle change and mental adjustment in the same way, if I want to live a long and healthy life, then I have to do what is necessary and make the proper changes.

While looking good is important, it really isn't a motivator for me. To be honest, I'm attractive, look good in my clothes and can still get men's attention; therefore, "improving" how I look isn't incentive. Being healthy enough to enjoy my life is the motivation.

I was in Denver a couple of weeks ago; it is a beautiful city with mountains all around. While there, I took a couple of hours to visit Red Rock Amphitheatre. There wasn't a show, so visitors could walk down the steps (looked to be 1,000 of them) to the stage. Being that I was already a mile above sea level, then the thought of walking back up those steps turned me away from going to the stage and that did it for me.

My 1st decision was that my physical condition was not going to stop, inhibit or restrict me from doing the things I want to do or living the life I want to live.

I've made decisions and I'm not looking back. My body is only going to get stronger, healthier and better.