Small Victories

Not to toot my own horn, but I feel pretty accomplished tonight.  I feel like this week has gone pretty well so far.

I’ve been sticking to my exercise and eating routine very well for the past three days, and I’m seeing progress on the scale.  The better you feel and the more progress you feel (even if it’s just a little at a time) the more it motivates you to keep going.  I’ve had a really hard time for almost a year now sticking to my healthy routine/diet that I had done so well with for almost two years. I’ve gained about half of the weight back that I initially lost, and I am none too happy about it.  I don’t know why I’m having such a hard time staying motivated, but I’m determined to get back on track and get back to that healthier version of me.  Maybe by putting it out in the universe, it will help me stick to it a little better.  Can’t hurt.

I’m coming to that point in the book that I’m currently reading where I want to do nothing but read, but at the same time I just want to put it down and walk away so it will last longer.  I’m getting very close to the end, and as usual, I am not ready to say goodbye.  But still, lots of reading is like a workout for the mind, so yay for that!  (Bonus points for reading while walking on the TreadClimber…two workouts in one!)

On to the next small victory:  I got to take a nice relaxing shower after my workout.  So not only do I not have to hurry as much in the morning when I’m getting ready for work, I also have nice smooth legs.

And perhaps the accomplishment I most excited about…I baked a pizza tonight and did NOT eat the whole thing!  You don’t know how exciting this is for me.  It feels so good to gain back a little bit of control and to gain a stronger grip on the wagon.

So cheers to you for your small victories, too, because I’m sure you’ve had them.  No matter how small an accomplishment, it is still better than doing nothing.  Every little bit counts.  Keep on keeping on, my friends.

P.S.  I promised to let you know how I liked my book, “Bikini Season,” didn’t I?  Well, it is a bit different than I expected.  But I have fallen in love with it.  It’s about a group of 4 friends and how they support one another.  They start out meeting for a cooking club, but then decide to form a weight-loss support group with one another after they discover they are all wanting to get healthier.  We get to go journey through each one of these ladies lives, and there is something I can relate to in each character.  I can’t wait to see what happens next, but I don’t want it to end.

Until next time…xoxo

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2 thoughts on “Small Victories

  1. You keep tooting your own horn! I so utterly, completely, totally, and fully understand the struggle we can find ourselves in healthy, mindful living. I support you 100% and whether you need encouragement or a food intervention – I am here for you! Sometimes the moments call for a “you can do it” and other times the moments call for “step away from the plate – no second glances – just step away”. I am currently at my weight watchers lifetime goal (the second time in 10 years…..ugggg) and couldn’t have made the current changes to my life without my weight watchers group and my bible study group. There is such a connection between mind, body and soul that has only recently resonated with me. Continue to share. I am enjoying getting to know you better!

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  2. Thank you, Sarah! I’m glad you’re enjoying this, and I’m glad to be able to share. It makes me a little more connected to everything by putting my thoughts out there. I’ve always found it easier to express myself on paper then through conversation (yay introverts!), so this blog has been a good way for me to put myself out there, so to speak.
    I tell ya, some days I do just need encouragement and some days I need a full-on food intervention. The struggle is so tiresome. I’m trying to accept my body the way it is now, and not just look forward to getting to a certain goal, but it is tough for me to do that. I am starting to see that connection a little more, too. There is actually a women’s bible study starting up at my church in couple of weeks that I’m really excited about!

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