Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A New Beginning

I am a fan of Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition. I watch every episode and gain tons of motivation and inspiration. Typically, however, when the episode is done, so is my motivation.

To help keep my motivation, I purchased Chris Powell’s book “Choose To Lose” and have barely made a dent in it. Life has been busy, and I’m taking small steps to achieving my goals. I guess the point is I’m still making the steps to achieve my goals instead of letting them sit on the shelf collecting dust. Today I purchased the Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition Workout DVD and just completed my first round of Level 1. I didn’t think I’d make it through the workout when I started, but it was over before I knew it and I had plenty of energy to spare. Chris makes the workout easy to follow along with, and able to do at your own pace. I’m hoping to make this a daily routine. It is a 15 minute workout… actually, it might have been less than 15 minutes. Regardless, no matter how busy anyone’s day is, you can always fit in 15 minutes of a workout routine. Any movement helps.

I’m happy to be moving again. Happy to be taking care of myself again. Happy to be back on the road to becoming myself again.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Project 365

Hello all. Sad to say since my journey started last year, I stopped exercising, stopped eating right, gained back all of the weight I lost plus 10 pounds. I tipped the scale to the tune of 300 pounds. That said, I decided to get back on the bandwagon and start again... with a new approach and a new way to achieve my goals. I'm going to start slow, continue slow, and finish strong. I have discovered if I rush myself or try to adhere to someone else's way of losing weight, I lose motivation... so I'm going to do it my way... and I've got a feeling it might take longer to lose the weight, but if it's something I can stick with for life, I'd rather have it take time and be permanent than to lose rapidly and crash again. I made that mistake once, not going to do it again.

I have started small already, but really going to have this project take flight January 1, 2012. Twenty-twelve will be MY year for change... for excellent change. I have had a lot of obstacles in my way this year making it difficult to focus on ME.... and though not all of the obstacles have resolved themselves, I have a better handle on them.
So... wish me luck.... join me if you like... and make 2012 the year for YOU.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011