Monday, November 17, 2008

THIS IS A JOURNEY AND NOT A SPRINT

Wow thanks to everyone who left an encouraging comment on my last blog post. I know I'm doing well but I've been here many times before and the week 3 demise has gotten me every time so I'm very mindful of it this time around.

Anyway day 1 has gone well. I even managed 5 meals today which is a first for about 2 weeks. I'm sure a Slim Secrets bar counts as an ok meal especially if you're out and about and the alternative is raiding the platters of cakes and muffins at the seminar you're attending. Gee some of them looked so good too but I stayed well away.

Training: well I'm ticking the boxes and am really enjoying my walks. Normally I find walking too boring but I'm thankful that I'm not having to flog myself (yet) and I'm still seeing the scale numbers going down. My postural work is stepping up a little and thats exciting too.

Mentally I'm feeling really good and I think that its contributing significantly to my success. I'm not obsessive about my food because I dont have to log everything and for me logging = weighing/measuring everything which can get tedious. I have my weekly treats to look forward to and when I eat them I take the time to savour them rather than just stuffing down as much as I can as quickly as possible.

I'm really working on changing my mindset from "can I?" to "I will" and ditching the all or nothing mentality that got me in such a bad place before. There's still a long way to go but small steps in the right direction will get me there. After all, this is a journey and not a sprint.

Cheers all

Magda

6 comments:

Lia Halsall said...

You've got through another day and that's a huge accomplishment considering this is the make it or break it week Magda. Like me, lets just takes things one day at a time and worry about tomorrow when it gets here. ;o) xxx

Michelle said...

Congratulations, you're doing so well.
I also ditched the "i will" but changed it to "I am". As soon as I realised "I am" living my goal/dream it felt like no struggle at all because I was already doing it.

Magda said...

Hi Lia,

yes the thought of this being me "make-it-or-break-it-week" is always in the back of my mind. So its one step at a time and being conscious of the dangerous thoughts that may creep in to my head. So far so good.

Michelle, I like that midset. Worth considering when I achieve my goal of getting through this week - then I'll really start to feel like "I am".

Cheers

Magda

Lia Halsall said...

What do you mean you can start thinking "you can", you're doing it now. Don't sell yourself too short Magda. Something is always better than nothing. You're doing great and I'm proud of you. ;o) xxx

Magda said...

Thanks Lia. (Just not wanting to get ahead of myself - in case)

M

Lia Halsall said...

The glass is half full Magda. ;o) xxx