After reading the cavalcade of end of the year blogs...celebrating success...declaring attack on 2011...vowing refocusing...numerous thankful words...I thought, "Todd...you are NEVER at a loss for words, you better write something." But...doing it at the same time as the calendar says I should has never worked for me! (Remember...I vowed 2010 would be the year and it took me until April 15 to start the year). And of course...ToddJames = MY JOURNEY...MY WAY!
So...I will quickly say...losing weight is funny to me!
Yes...I have watched in amazement as the scale lowered at one point down 70 pounds...realizing that walking and water CAN be the right combination!
But...All I SEE is a number! I have to wonder if others think the same thing about themselves.
Each SPARK FRIEND comments on DRAMATIC body changes in me according to my pictures! To me...I see the same guy!
I look in the mirror...while others talk about "skinny Todd"...I see the same dude!
Yes...I walk down my closet 2 sizes (and yes...it is neatly arranged in 4 size options...which SHOULDN'T SURPRISE SOME) yet...I think I look the same in clothes!
I read people's pictures stating, "Creating a NEW ME with SparkPeople!" Heck...I liked the old me...I am just healthier now!
So...I have pondered ALL WEEK about this CHANGE everyone keeps talking about!
Finally...this morning...I got it! I recreated a moment for myself! I took the path I took the FIRST MORNING of the REST OF MY LIFE! (see blog April 27, One Step...I won't stop with Two!) I remembered the fear, anxiety, and determination I had that morning...to walk that mile! I knew I was going faster than ANY HUMAN HAD EVER ATTEMPTED on DAY ONE of the rest of their life!
Wanting to be fair...I wasn't out to prove anything! Actually...this morning...knowing I was in MUCH BETTER SHAPE than I was THAT DAY...I walked the pace I was CONFIDENT I went THAT DAY! And it was slow...I mean...I was bored...IT HURT to walk that slow...but I needed to prove I was in better shape...cardio...lungs...muscl
es! I was confident the SLOW, TEDIOUS walk was the PERFECT RECREATION!
To my SURPRISE...my 19 minute walk from April 15, 2010...that I TIRED to do SO SLOWLY TODAY TO GET THROUGH MY THICK HEAD I WAS IN BETTER SHAPE...SURPRISED EVEN ME! I traveled the path...going SUPER SLOW in 12 minutes FLAT...33% faster...and could have EASILY done it 60% faster!
Most of you have STOPPED reading now...but the point...LOOK FOR THE RESULT! You might not see it in eating, pictures, mirrors, or even clothes...but the numbers don't lie...in my case...the time on a clock!
I enter 2011 healthier...with a clearer head...and LAUGHING!
Losing weight can be a REALLY funny thing!
Be your BEST in 2011...Make it Happen...and remember...in 2011...No One Stands Alone!