So, I did the character thing yesterday...
I did the character thing first, because I think it directly correlates to obtaining the rest of your goals..
here is a clip from Robin over at a daily dose.
She dedicated it to me and by God if it isn't my philosophy in a nutshell..
articulated by none other than Rocky himself.
You will never get anywhere If you allow yourself to be knocked down and stay down.
Will get put on their @ss at least once in their life.
I have been there more times than I can count.
Some people quit.
Some people give up.
That's not me...
and THAT'S NOT YOU!
So in the spirit of my blog post title..
Buy what he is selling..everyone is selling something.
Some people are selling a winning attitude
A winning philosophy.
And some people are selling out.
Don't buy it.
I would have, could have or should have if only:
I was smarter
Or I will
The kids are grown
Or I have more
Look in the mirror.
What do you see there?
A person who is worth the time and effort it takes to get healthy?
Until that is what you see, you will go in circles.
You have what it takes already.
Everything you need is already there.
There will always be something standing in your way.
Whether real or imagined.
Most of the time the only thing in your way is you.
There isn't much in life that persistence can't grind into dust.
I have watched people in blog land over the course of the last year and a half...
People who have this journey a lot harder than I do.
People who are pounding away at the pounds through sheer persistence.
Their bodies are not cooperating.
They live with Chronic pain.
They do the best they can and they are WINNING.
These are people I look to for inspiration.
Because the battle doesn't go to the strongest
Or the fastest
Or the smartest...
It goes to the ones who just won't quit...
I am handing out kudos to my big three weight loss bloggers
I go to your blogs for a kick in the rear.
For your positive attitudes.
And to one Non weight loss blogger
I will call her a life blogger.
A big thinker...
A person with
A great attitude in the face of constant pain
and for thinking of others and
for just being a thinker.
I will come up with something...a blog award or something.
Bad at crap like this.
I just wanted to say you guys may feel like turtles...but you are very inspiring to me, and lots of other people.
That is why I have a turtle on my weight loss ticker.
He beat the hare cause he just kept moving.
Now for my physical goals.
I am aiming (starting on January 1rst) for seven physical goals..
and if steve decides to do his perfect 10 challenge, I am totally in.
It's the only challenge I do
It is a good idea to get any year going in a good fashion.
It sets the tone.
So Steve...No pressure...lol.
Here is my perfect 10 goals..if steve happens to do it..if not I am doing it anyways.
1.)1400 calories a day.
2.) No calories wasted on beverages.
I will be putting Cremora into my coffee (Thank you Allan)
That means that sugar that used to go into my coffee?
3.) No white flour
Not until I hit goal weight.
That means no crackers.
(I am talking to me)
No cookies, No cinnamon buns at starbucks..even if it fits in my calorie budget.
4.) Exercise every day till May.
Weirdly enough...the longer this goes on, the easier it gets.
5.) Posting my weight once a week on a sunday.
It will keep me focused.
6.) 10 cups of water a day
7.) In bed by 11..(tried this last year and FAILED miserably..this year it might be a bit easier)
That's enough...the perfect ten is supposed to be the first 10 weeks of the year.
That will bring me right up to my birthday or thereabouts.
Perfect for my overall goal of being at a 'normal' weight by march 17th.
I went to the gym today and burned 700 calories on an elliptical and did 100 situps and my upper body weights.
Have a great New years Eve guys.
I will be in bed early awaiting the New Year.