Wednesday, November 19, 2008

An appropriate reality check...

So, tomorrow's the day! I'm due for my fitness assessment (actually overdue, but I asked to postpone it a week...) and ever since I made that silly goal, I've been obsessing about it. Not a healthy behavior at all... and even though I "called it off", I still stress over trying to reach it.

Truth is, it's not going to happen and I really need to let it go. There's no reason to discount all of the hard work I've done and progress I've made. I need to be proud of whatever I've accomplished and remember that I am in the middle of a marathon and not a sprint.

So, today I am going to try and focus on all of the changes I have made and how far I've come already. I make healthier choices every day. I'm consistently choosing to go exercise (even when I don't want to). I can do so much more than I could when I started -- just this morning I did an hour on the elliptical machine and went 9.6 miles! I can walk wherever I want and don't get back pain anymore. I also eat so much better than I did before. I'm actually cooking!!! I even channeled my inner Rachael Ray and made spaghetti squash the other day. But it's not just the diet and exercise, I really am more confident and more willing to put myself out there. Some of my friends comment that I'm a totally different person -- that I'm coming out of my shell. I don't know about all that, but I am a lot happier and comfortable in my body. These things are so much more important than a number on the scale or a measuring tape!

So I'm going to keep telling myself these things today. I know they're true and hopefully I can embrace them. I'll let you know how tomorrow goes but whatever the result -- I have a lot to be proud of!

Happy Wednesday -- halfway to the weekend!!!


lydia eve said...

You are doing an awesome job of treating yourself like the princess you are. Keep up the good work, and good luck tomorrow!

Laura P said...

Thanks, Lydia... I think.
I'm not sure exactly what the princess thing means...
Thanks for the support and luck!

Meri said...

BRAVO! A wise person once said that a journey of a million miles begins with a single step ... and that Roma wasn't built in a day. Both apply here and you have to embrace that. We are not perfect, but you are making the right choices and changes, and that's all that matters!!!