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BLC20 12 week Reflection...

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Wow! 12 weeks goes by in a flash! I remember back to the first week when I was taking 'before' pics. At the time I was super frustrated from pulling a muscle in my back. I was thinking that life isn't fair...I mean, here I was trying to start out on good path, and the fates throw in a pulled muscle which really restricted my ability to move. emoticon Funny how you can look back on something that seemed so important then, but is really just a tiny bump in the road. emoticon

All in all, I had good weeks, and I had some bad weeks. Sometimes I was chatty Kathy on my team page, and sometimes I was really quiet (or even absent). Sometimes I gave my all during fitness minutes, and other times not so much... emoticon So through this journey and 12.8lb loss, I ask myself what did I learn?

I learned:

1) Going to bed early and getting a full nights sleep is super important. Sleep makes my body happy and helps it recuperate much quicker. Also makes me a less grumpy human being. Who knew!?!

2) Planning ahead is key. Whether it is planning my meals for the week, or planning how and when I am going to get my fitness minutes in, planning is essential to my survival!!! I cannot leave things that are this important, to chance. emoticon

3) The buddy system really works. I would not have had the success I did this round, if not for the kind support (and sometimes tough love) of my team! I love you Scarlet Starlets!!! emoticon

4) I am stronger and more capable than I think. There were many a moment (more so at the beginning) where I felt that I couldn't continue....'I couldn't finish my workout cuz it's too hard....I couldn't survive the week without diet soda....I couldn't run because my ankle isn't strong enough'....Etc. etc. etc. All those times I heard that negative voice, I had to make a decision - give up on myself or push through. Each time, I chose to push through....And you know what?! I could finish that workout....I did give up diet soda....I did increase the speed & distance of my wogs. emoticon...I can do it! I am a strong and capable woman!!!!! emoticon emoticon

5) It's ok to be a little selfish. In order to be successful these past weeks, I have had to make a commitment to myself. I had to take a stand and worry about me first. And while that was a little harder at the beginning, it has truly paid off.

6) I'm worth it! I am worth the time and energy I have devoted to this journey (and will continue to do so). When people bring you negativity, just ignore it. You are worth it. When people pull a face or make comments...Take pride in the fact that you are doing something nay-sayers don't understand....And that's ok. Cuz I'm worth it!
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    3074 days ago
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    Great job on the weight loss, and here's to your continued success emoticon
    3075 days ago
    12.8 pounds is fabulous! And you discovered that it does not have to be all or nothing. like you said, there were some curbs in the road but you still progressed. Way to go!
    3075 days ago
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