September 29, 2010

Blurry

Momentum can only get you so far. It's exciting to start new things but how do you stick to it? This is the longest I've ever been committed to losing weight. This has been the only time its "worked." My journey is far from over however, things feel blurry. I can't seem to focus. I'm hoping this will soon end because I do not have time to waste. There so much depending on my success and for once I cannot let myself down.

Part of my problem as I was discussing with my husband the other day is that I really don't think I know how to self motivate. It's difficult to pat myself on the back and tell myself "you've got this," "who cares if you can't breathe finish the run," "who cares if you're in pain, push through" and actually believe it. Why is it easier to believe that you'll fail than to believe you'll succeed?

How do you stay focused? Doesn't necessarily have to be on weight loss but on any personal goals? Do you find it difficult to focus on yourself? I do. It's hard to juggle putting yourself first when you feel so many people/things are depending on you.

On your priority list, do you often come in last?


September 28, 2010

Back to the grind

I've been on vacation and so swamped lately that I've really neglected my now very beautiful blog. I am very thankful for all the comments I've received. Some of them have been so great and I'm working my way to replying to all of them. I have received more awards that I also have to post. Thanks to all of you that are still dropping in to check in on me. You hold me accountable.
Currently, I am in detox mode! I just came back from a cruise and a couple of months of loss of focus. All of which have cost me 10lbs!! That's right 10!! I couldn't believe it. That was then and this is now. I've come so far that I'm not going to let those 10lbs weigh me down ("weigh me down" hahaha). My spark people account has seen more action these past two days then it has in months. I will be updating my weight loss statuses and progress pics to keep track of my new progress. Here's a little spoiler pic from our cruise:


September 10, 2010

For me?


I officially have an award-winning blog! Whoohooo!! This is very exciting for a new blogger like me. I'd like to thank Donell author of She Shapes Up for the award! It was quite the surprise. Now I have to tell you seven things about myself and nominate seven blogs to receive the award. How fun! :)

1. I'm crazy about Christmas. It's hands down my favorite holiday! I think about Christmas all year long!I'm also a HUGE Disney fan! My husband and I have seasonal passes and I love that we can randomly go over the weekend. Disney at Christmas time is absolutely heavenly!
2. I'm going to be an aunt!! I have two special deliveries on the way! Can you imagine two babies to spoil?
3. I can honestly say "I love Boot Camp." Normally, I would've considered that statement an oxymoron. :)
4. Sometimes, I think I'm crazy for attempting a half marathon! Some how I convinced myself that it would be "fun." The truth is sometimes (ok many times) I think there's no way in hell I can do it. But I will! There's just no turning back now. I'm way too invested at this point. 13.1 miles here I come!
5. I can't believe that anyone finds me inspiring or motivating. It really blows my mind. I don't feel that I'm worthy of that honor but I must admit it truly is a great feeling when I'm told that.
6. I was born to be a Mom and when the time is right I will fulfill that role. I the mean time I will continue to work on what needs to be done for that to happen.
7. Sometimes I am very scared that I will never reach my goals. Deep down I know that will not happen but fear always lurks in. I am very grateful that God has provided with a great support system.

Enough about me! Now to the seven blogs I will pass this on to:
Life as a Cuban American Mama
My Stupid Weight Loss Blog
Watch My Butt Shrink
Reduced to Ashes
Scale Junkie
Confessions of a + Sized Girl
Doublechinned


September 9, 2010

Scale Ban Review

Some of you may remember my scale ban. Let me just start by saying I really appreciate my scale a lot more than I ever did before. The scale holds my accountable. Although, it has not always reflected the hard work I've put it. It's not the scale's fault. I've just realized that the weight loss journey is not an easy one and it has not been easy for me. During the ban I found myself going backwards. I gave into temptations more than I ever had because I didn't have to report to the scale. For anyone who's on this journey you know how hard it is to lose the weight yet all so easy to gain it back. That's exactly what happened to me.

My husband actually noticed how off routine I became that he gave me the scale back to me a week earlier. The results were not great :-/

The good news is that I'm back to where I was before the scale ban and now its time to keep it off for good. August was not a good weight loss month. This month its going to be different! It's a new month, I have my scale, new found motivations, and a great looking new blog!! :)

I'm ready to increase the intesity at Boot Camp and run more than I've ever ran before. Who's with me?

September 7, 2010

Check it out!

Check out my new blog design. Let me know what you think!

Lots of updates/posts coming soon. I have the review of my scale ban, I've joined the Healthy You Challenge hosted by Scale Junkie, I have an update on my running struggles, etc. So much catching up to do. I hope I still have readers. Stay tuned! :)

Special thank to Laura of Laura Jane Designs. Thank you for all your hard work!!!