Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Is that cake?

I have survived the first month of my "Year of Transformation", and the first three weeks of my BDHQ-Over.  I have lost 16 pounds (WOOHOO!) and learned a few things along the way. 

The biggest thing  is that it is no longer January and I am gonna have to do this for the rest of my life:

Umm - "oh snap" doesn't quite cover it!  January is awesome - new year, new enthusiasm, fresh energy and tons of motivation.  February is, well - not.  At least for me.  It is hard, tiring and a lesson in patience, resistance, will, and just keeping on keeping on.

This journey is about choices more than anything.  The choice to get healthy, to work out, to eat clean, to care for myself and to make some big ass ( literally!) changes.  I get that.  What is becoming clear, however, is that it is really about making those changes, little by little, every day.   About making healthy, positive choices not just once, but every day - all day.  Every thought, every workout, every bite (or not).  It means choosing NOT to eat cake when it looks so damn good, and choosing TO work out when I would really rather be eating that delicious, creamy, oh my gosh it's chocolate, cake.  And sometimes that sucks.  A lot.

This is a long road.  100+ pounds did not land on my body overnight, so I am guessing it will take a while to get rid of it.  And it will take determination and commitment and patience ( and anyone I know will tell you I am definitely more of  a "can I get it done and make it snappy!" kinda gal). 

I know what I am doing is what I need to do, and what I want to do and what I am choosing to do. And I am so lucky to have so many amazing people to help me and to support me and cheer me on.  I will do this, one "oh snap" at a time. But really, I would love it if it were easier.  And tastier.  And less sweaty.  And now it is time for dinner - Oh snap. Is that lasagna?


Robbyn said...

You, I adore!
Keep up the good work, my friend...and know that there are a few of out there who are not only inspired by you but feel the same way...
As a side note: we are in our new church as of last Sunday! Holla and Amen!!!

Robbyn Erickson(Lentz)

SusieJ said...

Well done on the 16lbs loss!! You CAN do this...I know it's hard and Feb. is a horrible've made it this far!
Big (((hugs))) and tons of ***sparkles*** to keep you going. xx

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