Saturday, January 18, 2014

I LOOK TO THE FUTURE .....


My journey keeps on going ….. I am on the road to my goal and working at it every day...... putting one foot in front of the other and taking one day at a time. 

 

Every day I look to the future.  I have a small plaque at work that says:

 





I look to the future ….

because that’s where I’m going to spend

the rest of my life.

 

I am building a new life for me.  This week has been a good one.  My progress has been steady.  I have been continually challenged both physically and mentally.  This is a good thing as I see it.  It is helping me to see what I am capable of and can ultimately achieve.

 

I have been to the Gym 3 days this week and walked 3 mornings this week.  It has been a true stretch of my capability.  I am learning so much about myself.  At the end of my workout on Friday I thought to myself, between puffing and panting, what doesn't kill you will only make you stronger. 

 

So far I have lost 5.2kgs and I am so excited.  Best of all is that my habits have changed so much in such a short period of time.  One of the best things is the fact that I am now eating more regularly over the day.  I used to get up in the morning and then sometimes I wouldn’t have anything to eat until lunch time.  Not a good idea at all.  If you do this, then don’t.  It does nothing for your metabolism …… except slow it down and makes you feel hungrier at the end of the day.

 

Things that have changed since I started on this journey:

 

  • I am eating regularly throughout the day.  3 good meals and snacks in between.
  • I am exercising ….. going to the gym and walking 6 days out of 7.
  • I am feeling heaps better.  More energy and strength.
  • I have a greater level of motivation than ever before.
  • I am more focused and constantly challenge any negative thoughts.

 

If anyone had told me just a few short weeks ago, that I would be where I am today, I probably would have laughed at them and thought they were out of their mind.  I have learnt that what you say to yourself; your self-talk is so very important.  Mine has improved out of site.

 

If you want to achieve something then the most important thing that you can do is to love yourself enough to do it.  Make a decision to do it.  Set your goals and then work towards those goals and never ever give up on the dream. 

 

It is the dream that keeps me going.  I picture my dream every day and visualise what it will feel like to be there.  During my workouts and when I walk if it gets tough then I just keep telling myself "you can do it, you can do it".  I cannot wait to go over the finish line of the Ride to Conquer Cancer, arm held high in the air, saying “I did it, I did it”, knowing that I have made it to my goal.   

1 comment:

Kris said...

I have to say I think being so public about it all is a good idea. Even if nobody else notices it. This will be an awesome record for you to look back on when it gets hard and for when you have successes. I am so impressed!