Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thirty Days of Thankful - Days 11 and 12

Whoops. 11/11/11 just got away from me and I didn't manage to blog a thankful. I'll do it today, instead, and explain what kept me from the computer last night while I'm at it.

Day 11 - I'm thankful that I've learned that I'm capable of and strong enough to make good choices for myself. This epiphany has been a long time coming, and I think my brain has finally wrapped itself securely around the idea that I am capable of choosing actions that benefit me. For the longest time I've allowed excuses to rule my decisions (or indecision...). I've allowed circumstances to dictate my actions. Something has finally clicked in the last few months and I've realized that I'm tired of making excuses for myself. I'm unhappy letting circumstances control my emotions and my actions. Last night the reason I didn't get on the computer to blog was because I was choosing to go out and do my Couch to 5K training (week 3 day 2) in the evening despite really really not being in the mood for it. But I'd made a commitment to myself, I had a plan in place and I had goals to reach so I chose to honor my commitment, my plan and my goals and just do it. And it turned out to be my best C25K workout so far. I'm worth the effort. I'm worth the choice to do good for myself. This trickles into all aspects of my life, too, not just the obvious weight loss focus that I have right now. But I'm definitely thankful for finally understanding that I'm capable of and strong enough to make good choices for myself.

Day 12 - I'm thankful that the good health-related choices I make are paying off! Today the scale rewarded me for my good choices this week and I'm so So SO thankful to be moving in the direction of a healthier body! I entered a new "decade" on the scale and hit a full 30 pounds lost since beginning my weight loss journey with real dedication and focus and I'm extremely proud of myself. I had great and speedy success for a while, tapered off and plateaued for a while and now I'm moving in the right direction again and it feels GREAT. I'm thankful for a kind scale today that showed me my choices and efforts are worth it and working!

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