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Feeling Strong And Learning To Believe In The Program

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I ate a healthy breakfast this morning, followed by a very vigorous hour plus workout. I loved that I could move through the water so smoothly. I felt strong and beautiful. I had a healthy lunch after my workout. My weight was up after my workout, when I weighed in at Weight Watchers. Surprisingly, I still feel strong and beautiful! I am trying to focus on my positive non scale changes.

I treated myself to some new shoes this afternoon. I feel that I need to do whatever it takes to support the healing and strengthening of my Achilles and my spine. Next month, I will replace some of my special insoles with new ones. I wore one of the pairs home from the store. They felt great even without being completely broken in. I have a new spring in my step and my limp is reduced by the support that the shoes offer.

So what precipitated all this change? I read a blog yesterday, written by a Spark member. In her blog, she talked about believing that the program will work if you keep plugging away and stick with it! I realized that I have been going through the motions for the last 6-8 months without really believing that I can be successful. I have had health issue after health issue throwing a wrench into my plans. I have tried to keep plugging away despite all of these bumps in the road. My weight has been doing a ping pong and I could feel myself getting frustrated. I had to decide if I actually believe in my own program.

I have decided that I need to give myself a chance to succeed without self criticism. During my workout this morning, I moved the way I remembered being able to move before I packed on the pounds. The freedom that moving in the water afforded me was exhilarating! I loved the way that my body was able to slice through the water. I felt strong and I could feel the power that my muscles have found over the recent months. So while the scale was playing jump rope, inside my body, some wonderful changes were taking place. Today, I decided to embrace those positive changes and believe in my program.
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