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What About Those…Why’s

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Remember, on the last blog I mentioned how important it is to develop or know your why’s?  Mind if I share my why with you and how I was inspired to actually for once get and stay serious about this journey. It’s not just a journey to loose weight but one to live a healthy lifestyle. Okay, now getting to my why’s….Allow me to track back the date August 3, I suffered heart complications and think I got admitted to the hospital on the 4th, what an experience. Long story short, upon discharged I was sent home to not only manage my heart situation but to manage my cholesterol that was out of whack and a full blown diabetes status as the doctor put it.  Wow, I thought, seriously and how did I allow myself to get this close to checking out. I do thank God for saving my dear life and allowing me a chance to get my health together. I am grateful that I’ve learned the biggest lesson ever on “Appreciation” and not taking things for granted, like my health for instance and being around to enjoy my family and friends.

So, my why’s flooded to mind non-stop. I knew I needed to loose weight to decrease my blood pressure, and in turn it would also help my cholesterol level and diabetes situation as well. I knew I had to eat right, trade the bad food choices for the healthier food choices.  Also, I had to consider a diet that would cater to my 3 diagnosis (cardiac,cholesterol and diabetic), only thing I wondered was, what choices of food did I really have?  Whatever, I knew the reason I had to stick to a healthy life-style diet and start a journey that was not only healthy but one that could help me to be around a hundred of years more..LoL.

So, my why is big as a mountain and wide as the sea, as a result I’m so stuck on serious. In the hospital, I checked in weighing 210 lbs or possibly a couple pounds more. After discharge from the hospital, I was down to 195 lbs and a couple weeks after down to 190 lbs. So, as I blog this entry (11/04/14), I am presently at 183.5 and it’s at a stand still again. Usually when I get the “stand still” periods, I am usually not exercising as I should be…naughty me.

Ok, already, as I think about it, I walked a 1 mile walk on the trail this morning but I’ll just have to move a bit more.  Because I’ve been walking 1 mile walks since the hospital visit on and off. You’d think I’d challenge the 2 mile walk by now. I often tell myself, that’s okay as long as I’m getting a 1 mile walk in, I should be fine. I am at-least moving and I can’t be too hard on myself. I must love and be kind to myself, in-spite of slow progression. You see, when you are your own coach, you get to control the temperament…lol.  But when will I learn that dieting and exercise go together like a hamburger and a bun…got to keep up the right pace.  That’s okay, tomorrow’s a new day and I will try to do better by focusing on a great cardio work out and maybe pop on a Denise Austin “Walk Away The Pounds” 2 mile walk…which seems like work compared to a nice 1 mile, swift walk on the trail. Enough said for now…later…

And remember if you ever get off track on your journey to always incorporate your why’s. Remembering your why’s will help you to stay focused, persistent, and determined to succeed!

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Loosing Weight…It All Starts With The Mind-Set

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Loosing Weight Starts With The Mind-Set

Hi, simply call me Bev. first I’d like to send a big shout out to anyone who is even “thinking” about dropping a few pounds. I commend you for your thoughts.  As loosing weight generally starts with a made up mind, that you are sick and tired of generally being sick and tired of being over weight.  Well, there is help as you know and that help will start with your new and improved mind set.  So if you have decided you are ready for the challenge and all it entails due to the reasons you must loose, then absolutely great.

So, you are going to want to think of all the reasons you should and need to loose this weight; But don’t stop there, you are going to need to right those reasons down. Yes, may I repeat that statement…Write your reasons down and I will explain why. The reason being is for you to make yourself more accountable for staying on track or being persistent, once you start your weight loss journey.  And I call it a journey, because it really is one mentally as well as physically but it’s fair to have others to travel the journey with you if you like.  Often, times you may find it to be a journey that you travel all by your lonesome but will meet many passer-byers who are stationed it seems only to lift you and support you on the toughest roads.

Don’t worry about the u-turns or getting lost along the way because with much persistence, will power, and passion to travel this journey due to the conditioning of your mind, you will be a victor! You will defeat and win this battle. Position and condition your mind to accept winning as the only option; So no matter how many times you fail, you will try again and chop those failures off as learning lessons, toward how you can avoid the same mistakes and do it better the next time.

I certainly, don’t mean to bore you out on the first daw-gone post…LoL. But, there should be comfort in knowing that there are many travelers on this journey and you can find me at the very front of this line…getting ready for my own journey and conditioning my mind as I attempt to encourage others. I gather strength and momentum in continuing to coach myself as I am my own biggest coach, really. So, I hope I’ll find many friends along this journey and share what’s working for me…or what I’m doing to make this work.

Later and think….two words…”Journey Success!

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