June 17, 2024

Moooo…. It’s Monday!

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Probably thought I gave up on my fitness/weight loss mission, didn’t you?  Nope, still here and maintaining the 20lbs I lost…  Still have thirty pounds to go.  I took a summer break from counting calories & a couple weeks off of my awesome boot camp. Ready to come back strong! I tried to keep it clean eating most of the summer.  I did exercise a lot this summer.  I averaged about 12 – 15 miles a week in running.  I had a nice break from counting calories and feel like I am ready to hop back on and try to start loosing this weight again.  Biggest motivation is the 10K I am running at the end of September.  If I could loose 6 – 10lbs by the race… that would be less to carry during the race thus making it an easier run and plus I could FINALLY get into this shirt that stares at me in the closet every day.  It sure is taking me long enough. 

Sunday in church our priest (whom I love and who just left our church and was assigned to another – this Sunday was his last mass) gave a homily on discipline.  He talked about how if we want to have any type of goal in life we must have discipline to get to that goal.  He talked about how if you are in a job you don’t get promoted and then work hard; you work hard and the promotion often follows…  You don’t become a great athlete and then decide to work out.  You work out and then become a great athlete.  In order to get to a goal you need discipline to work towards what you want.  Christians need discipline to make it to the goal of eternal life in heaven with God.  They must have moral discipline (which I am always trying to work on) among other types of discipline.  Discipline is defined as training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement.

Anyhow, this homily got me thinking about the discipline I have in my life…  It’s there in many places and lacking in some.  Related to diet…  I don’t have enough discipline or I would have been at my goal by now.  So I am working on that part of me and it’s a long road, but someday I will get there. 

What goals do you have and how do you discipline yourself?

Interesting Links:

-Can overweight people be fit?

-Cool Site – Kitchen Table Medicine

-A Daily Dose of Dieting Shares Sugar Soda!http://adailydoseofdieting.blogspot.com/2010/08/sugar-soda.html

To Motivate You & ME!:

“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.”

John Bingham, running speaker and writer

Failure is only a fact when you give up. Everyone gets knocked down, the question is: Will you get back up?