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first goal achieved!
Thursday, March 29, 2018      15 comments

I finally lost 10lbs! In the past two weeks, I went to a bar with friends and had a flatbread and glass of wine. I also went to brunch with a friend. I ate pizza and a pint of halo top ice cream. I went to a regional meeting and ate a slice of... Read more
not this time
Thursday, March 22, 2018      9 comments

This is the time I usually give up. It’s the time the scale and I argue and I become frustrated. I’ve been swinging 4lbs for the past two weeks even though I’m hitting my macro numbers and exercising. So, what gives? I think we have all been h... Read more
I dread seeing a camera or a picture
Wednesday, March 21, 2018      7 comments

I generally hate photos of myself and panic when I see a camera. Anyone else?! In reality, a picture is just a brief moment in time that’s been captured. It doesn’t define my beauty or value. It’s simply, a picture. My yoga studio posted a cha... Read more
don’t be a jerk to yourself
Tuesday, March 20, 2018      10 comments

I am tired today. Not so exhausted that I couldn’t think at work, but tired enough to feel a little lazy. Tired enough not to make it through a power yoga class. Tired enough to not want to hop on a treadmill. I tried getting in a few body weigh... Read more
how bad do you want it?
Monday, March 19, 2018      5 comments

I find myself constantly asking myself “how bad do you want it?” When I’m craving a blizzard from Dairy Queen I ask, “how bad do you want it?” When I think about how close I am to being 10lbs down I ask, “how bad do you want it?” When I thin... Read more
I’ll come right out and say it; I’m not perfect
Friday, March 16, 2018      5 comments

I’ve put so much pressure on myself, lying by saying that I will only see results if I am perfect all the time. The pressure made me feel overwhelmed, restricted and angry that it’s so hard to lose weight. I would resent where I am at, what I ha... Read more
stop cheating yourself
Thursday, March 15, 2018      4 comments

I hate when I’m hit with hard truths. It’s too easy for me to get wrapped up in the busy of my life and “use reasoning” (aka make excuses) to do or not to do things. The truth is, it’s up to me to follow my meal plan, track and measure my food... Read more
being intentional
Wednesday, March 14, 2018      4 comments

One of my favorite yoga instructors always asks us to set an intention for our practice. She suggests we repeat a mantra, focus on our breathing or think of a word. It’s a beautiful way to become grounded and present within ourselves. It’s som... Read more
the first goal
Tuesday, March 13, 2018      5 comments

I have a horrible tendency to look forward and not focus on what is in front of me. I’m planning 10 steps ahead without finishing step 1. I tend to do that with my goals, too. I’m so quick to want to see a big change that I forget about each l... Read more
are you listening?
Monday, March 12, 2018      2 comments

It’s a hard practice to listen to my body. For so many years I didn’t know how to listen. Instead, I wanted to punish my body. That meant over-exercising, restricting or over-eating. It meant telling myself mean things and picking myself apart i... Read more
stupid, stupid thoughts
Sunday, March 11, 2018      5 comments

It’s amazing how hormonal changes mess with me. I try to explain to my husband and because he doesn’t experience it, he can’t fully understand. It usually only lasts 2-3 days and always takes a toll on me. It’s like, my true self is put in a g... Read more
a healthy life
Friday, March 09, 2018      3 comments

So many people say they want to live a healthy life, and I can agree that’s what I attempt every single day. But, everyone’s interpretation is different. My vision of a healthy life is sustainable and about balance. It’s about allowing myself ... Read more
and the fear creeped in
Thursday, March 08, 2018      7 comments

This journey for me is so mental. I’ve been losing about one pound per week and then just last night the fears started creeping in. What if I stop losing? What if I gain it all back? Why can’t I lose weight faster? Will I ever be healthy enough ... Read more
I know what to do, but I just don’t do it
Wednesday, March 07, 2018      6 comments

I know what I’m supposed to be doing but I just don’t do it. I should go for walks. I should do more body weight exercises. I should go to more yoga classes. I should really eat more vegetables. I should stay on top of my weekly responsibiliti... Read more
the simplest, most beautiful things in life
Tuesday, March 06, 2018      3 comments

waking up to my husbands arms wrapped around me the smell of hazelnut coffee brewing the sounds my puppy makes when she’s dreaming the crunch of a perfect apple uncontrollable laughter with close friends reading a good book laying in the s... Read more

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