“Every choice you make has an end result.” ~Zig Ziglar
I am a huge fan of the late, great Zig Ziglar. He just has a way of taking the hard truth and presenting it in a tolerable, motivational, and even entertaining way.
I wasn't exactly awesome today. I had one of those really tasty, bad for you breakfast sandwiches. I did cut out the potatoes to help make up for the sandwich.
I had a hot pretzel for lunch. (CARBS CARBS CARBS)
I went to the store and picked up a scale. I won't use it until I determine when will be the weigh-in day every week.
I had steak and boneless wings for dinner. (Where are the veggies and fruits in my life?)
After dinner I felt so full I thought I would explode. I didn't want to move. I even considered skipping exercising.
The importance of having a support system: My husband motivated me to get on the bike. He said "just go on for 5 minutes, you don't even have to do it fast."
I didn't think I'd be able to sit because I felt so full. I reluctantly sat on the bike and began to pedal. I turned the tv on. I feel like I blinked and before I knew it 45 minutes had gone by. I only burned 170 calories but if I hadn't hopped on the bike it would have been 0.
I can see I won't be able to be the voice of reason, at least in the beginning, of this journey. I'm definitely blessed to have my husband who gently encourages. I can see I will need to find motivation outside of myself until this becomes a habit.
I will leave you with some more great Zig Ziglar quotes:
"Hope is the power that gives a person the confidence to step out and try. "
"Don't count the things you do. Do the things that count."
"Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have 24-hour days"
"Getting knocked down in life is a given... getting up and moving forward is a choice."
"What you get by achieving your goals is not nearly as important as what you become by achieving your goals."
"Look back in forgiveness, forward in hope, down in compassion and up with gratitude."
I look forward to sharing this journey with you every step of the way. I know this is the time, MY time, to change and I hope I am in good company, with those who want to see the change, participate in the change, and support the change.
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