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Old 10-02-2012, 08:27 PM   #1
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"Life begins outside your comfort zone". Starting Year #2...this time I WILL make it

Day 1:

LOVE that quote. Watched extreme makeover weight loss edition yesterday and the girl reminded me so much of me. Chris Powell told her that Life starts outside your comfort zone and it struck a chord with me. I rarely want to push past my comfort zone and end up on the couch instead, watching TV, watching everyone else's life (or pretend life) as mine is passing me by. I want my life back. I WANT to be healthy again and I want so much more for me.

Some may remember that I had a critical illness 2 years ago, and I am so lucky to be alive. I can't waste another day that God has blessed me with.

I had started a journal last year marking 365 days of healthy choices. I made it pretty far, but then faltered. This time I am here to stay. I am going to complete this year. I have missed my journal and my WISH friends... alot!

So.... What inspired me this time. Not only did Chris Powell inspire me, but we also spent some time looking at videos from 10 years ago. Ughhh, I can't believe I looked that bad, AND I weigh more now. I also know how unhappy I have been with myself, for letting this weight get so out of control, and skipping out on life.

This morning I ws tempted to not pack my work out clothes and just "take it easy" today. However I thought it through and had truly had enough. I packed my clothes and decided after work I would go work out, and I did!

Out of my comfort zone today for certain.

Went to work out, so I didn't sit on the couch with chips and dip.
At the work out actually ran for 1 minute straight! (Did the elliptical and walked on treadmill for a few minutes and then decided to push out of the comfort zone and did the 1 min. run.)
Went to buy stuff for dinner and actually craved an apple for after work out snack. Who knew that I would actually crave an apple!
Started my journal for year #2
Went for walk tonight. LOVED seeing the leaves on the trees so colorful, kicked around some fallen leaves (love that sound), and just enjoyed feeling "alive"!

What a great day!

My first year thread if you are interested is here: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2731841
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:58 PM   #2
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Day 2, even though I'm tired, I'm "up & at 'em"

Could not sleep last night at all! Frustrating as I needed to get up at 3:15 am to get ready for work. I could have so easily said I wasn't going to work out today, but I kept my commitment going and decided to just go. It is so much easier when I say I have to go rather than debate about it.

AND didn't get a lunch at work today, I could have used that as an excuse to hit McDonalds, but didn't!!!!!! Instead I grabbed my strawberries out of my lunch bag, and ate them on the way to the gym. Had a very energetic workout!

Out of comfort zone today:
1. worked out
2. skipped McDonalds for lunch
3. actually got on a bike at the gym. Haven't done that in YEARS & YEARS! It was uncomfortable at first just trying to figure out how to get on it in the first place, but I did it! I am so very proud of myself!
4. No weigh in for me!

I am hooked on the scale, but I let it dictate my mood so I am NOT going to get on that scale for 1 month.

My goals for this month:

1. avoid the scale
2. eat less and move more! meaning work out every day. Can be as simple as a walk, but I need to move everyday. I find that when I am up off the couch that I am naturally not eating as much, as that was where I would "assume the position"... Now... I'm "up & at 'em" ready to conquer the challenges.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:18 PM   #3
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This is great! And you will make it! We both will *** we are starting right now! Not tomorrow.

I cannot go to the gym tomorrow - I have my Christmas musical practice at the church and will be lucky to get home in time to make it.

But I can:

a) take my sneakers to work
b) take the long way to the bathroom each time
c) walk around for 20 minutes or so - I work in a shopping mall.

And I can:

a) Pack my lunch and eat only what is in my lunch box (I do a lot of damage by eating "outside the box")

So there we go - no excuses!

Linda


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Old 10-03-2012, 08:50 PM   #4
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This is great! And you will make it! We both will *** we are starting right now! Not tomorrow.

I cannot go to the gym tomorrow - I have my Christmas musical practice at the church and will be lucky to get home in time to make it.

But I can:

a) take my sneakers to work
b) take the long way to the bathroom each time
c) walk around for 20 minutes or so - I work in a shopping mall.

And I can:

a) Pack my lunch and eat only what is in my lunch box (I do a lot of damage by eating "outside the box")

So there we go - no excuses!

Linda


WoooHooo!!! LOVE your "I CAN" statements. That is so positive, motivating and inspiring!!! And the "no excuses"! I know you CAN do this and WILL do this! today on the elliptical I was going very fast (keeping pace to music) and then the difficulty came, I was tired, but I thought to myself "dig deep, you can do this" And that is exactly what you are saying!

Dig Deep my friend... and you will make it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:01 PM   #5
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Did everything today except workout - had musical practice tonight.


How did you do?

Food good and being tracked well.

Must keep the "lion" in check and not let him out just *** its Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada.


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Old 10-04-2012, 08:09 PM   #6
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Did everything today except workout - had musical practice tonight.


How did you do?

Food good and being tracked well.

Must keep the "lion" in check and not let him out just *** its Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada.


Linda

What kind of musical practice? do you perform in public? Well, one good thing about your practice is that you aren't home, so no snacking time! Awesome job on doing good with food. That is usually my hardest part. Hang in there this weekend. Think of the wonderful things you have to be thankful for and enjoy yourself and all of your blessings! (Just make sure the lion stays right in that cage! LOL)
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June '06 First Family of Tomorrowland ~ first on Buzzlight year and 30 fastpasses received!
Oct. '07 DD woke up Tinkerbelle
Oct. '07 Won Dream Fastpasses
Oct. '08 First Family at Epcot Character Meet and Greet
Oct. '08 Magical Family ~ Opened MK
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