Monday, August 31, 2009

Short Fun Walk!!!

Tonight I walked with my daughter. OK, we talked more than we walked, but still. We just had so much fun and we laughed and laughed. It was a good day.
Yesterday, I didn't do much at all. I stayed in and just relaxed. Sometimes you got to do that too.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

You don't know what you have 'till its gone!!!

25 pounds gone. I feel great. I am really starting to love myself. lol. I also think I am due for some new walking shoes 'cause I just got some new exercise clothes. Today I only walked for 4 miles and I would have walked more, but I was so thirsty so I had to go home. Note to myself "Bring some water with you".
August 28, 2009
Since I did not write anything yesterday I just want to let you know I walked 6 miles.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Stop ruining your fun!!!

Stop comparing and judging. Those two behaviors can drain all the joy out of a perfectly good life. We compare this time in our lives to another time. Than we decide that this time is worse, not as much fun. Or we compare our life to someone else's and we decide the other person is having more fun and success than we are. Comparison is judgmental. We judge this to be better than that, and this to be worse than the other. By comparing and judging, we deny ourselves the beauty of the moment and the wonder of the life that's in front of us now. Instead of deciding if a situation is good or bad, just be thankful for it-the way it is. Most things are neither good nor bad, unless we attribute those judgments to them. Most things simply are, and they are what they are, at this moment in time. Go into the moment. Let it be what it is-free of judgments and comparison. Can you believe how beautiful it is, right now, right here where you are? Why didn't you see that before? If comparing and judging is draining all the joy out of your life, start putting some fun back in it by applying a little gratitude, instead. (Language of letting go)

I really like this insert from the book. It reminds me of how I used to think. I always compared myself to other people and to myself from 10 years ago. That did not get me anywhere except more not liking myself. Once I stoped comparing and judging I slowly started to love myself. Now I try to do thinks I always wanted, like learning Korean language at the moment. I am planing to go visit Korea for three months in the spring of 2011. How cool is that? For the longest time I have forgotten all my dreams and wishes, but now I am finally being me, and I am loving it.

Today as I was walking my 4 miles, a mail lady stoped me and said: "I see you here every day, You do a lot of miles here, don't you"? I said: "I try to do about 5 miles in the morning and few more at night". She was like :"Very good for you, that is just awesome, you look great, keep doing what you doing". I smiled and said: "It makes me feel good". She smiled back and said: "See you tomorrow". I can tell you one thing, THAT comment from a stranger MADE MY DAY.

Don't wait another day to make yourself feel good. Do it now. Just start no matter how small it is. Walk for 10 minutes, even 5, but JUST DO IT. lol

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Journey to a better me!!!

Welcome to my first post about New Beginnings. I have started my journey to a better me in September of 2008. My friend Kari has given me an idea of starting a blog about it.
There comes a time in life when you stop and take a look at who you are, where you are and what you have done. I have had many life changing events in the last year and half that have caused me to really think about my life. After taking that long look I did not like what I saw. What happened to all my dreams and hopes, why did I given up on them? And who exactly was this person looking back at me from the mirror? She had a very slight resemblance of me, but she was 35lbs heavier than I ever was. And she had lost the happy glow from her face... It took me a moment to realise that "she" was actually me. But this was me who was NOT happy. Not happy with the way I looked, or the way my clothes fit, or my life at the time. People who know me will tell you I was never overweight, not really. But that is because I am really good at "hiding" the imperfections with certain clothes. I have asked myself so many times "where did ALL these pounds came from?" I don't eat much and I like healthy food. What happened? But than all of a sudden I knew. With every new stress that I was faced with I found comfort in food. I didn't eat much, but all the little snack I had were enough.
Than one day I woke up and I knew, I couldn't change other people and I couldn't change the circumstances but I could change ME. I can not tell you where my inspiration to "better" myself came from but I can tell you my biggest motivation. The "old, younger" me. I used to be very skinny (too skinny, if you ask me), athletic and full of life. I wanted it back. But there was this little problem, I hate gym, and who really wants to get back into the exercise routine again? So, I said to myself "I am going to walk every night by the river". I choose that spot because it has this calm feeling when you're there, it's pretty and to tell you the truth it makes me relax and think and just be me. Over last year I have had some bumps in the road when I couldn't walk and I took couple of breaks (almost three months of breaks) but in the end over period of 9 months I have lost 22 lbs. I am very proud of myself and I feel great.
I am hoping that with this blog I can inspire others to start getting fit or just to have a positive outlook on life. I am going to try to post daily inspirational quotes or stories too. I will let you know about many of the new beginnings in the future posts but for now join me in this journey and let's ALL get fit.