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On Track - Day 19

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Yesterday I did good..Drank my 8 glasses of water, went for a walk, strength trained..a little not as much as I should have, made healthy food choices. Made it through another day..Oh it is snowing out again today and guess what more shovelling...Yahoooo!!!! (burn, burn, burn)
I do not weigh myself every week..a lot of times I will take a good look at my body in front of a mirror (that dreaded mirror). I think it is worse than a scale sometimes. I have not lost any big amount of weight, a few pounds and I will take that. Every little bit counts as long as I don't gain. Looking forward I still have some or should I say a lot of work to do to accomplish my goal. I thought instead of looking at the negative parts of my body lets look at the positive changes. Right know the changes are very small, but I did notice a few little changes. That little change is all I need to keep me moving forward.
Every year we go away to a nice resort where the beaches, drinks and food are grrrrreat. Last year we went to the Riviera Maya (Mexico), we have been there a few times and I love it. While we where there we met a few young couples and they where lots of fun. My husband has been working out for years even before I met him (28 yrs ago) he really takes exceptional care of himself and stays pretty fit. One of the young men we met was just starting to strength train and was asking him a few questions. While they where talking his wife asked me if I worked out. At that time I was doing a lot more than I am doing right know. Then we got on the topic of age and I told her I was 45 and she was 26. You look great, I wish I could look like you right now. She was overweight, did not exercise and she still had no children. I told her if she started now she would look a lot better than I do at 45. That was one of the best compliments that I have received to this day. I know what it is like to put on a bikini and you are not really all that happy with what you see, but I still where one. I may not look the best in a bikini, but I just can't wear the one piece bathing suit. I can see myself being alot older still in that bikini. One thing my husband never complains he really does help me a lot to stay active. He knows it is fat and under their somewhere is muscle and it will come off with a lot of work. He drives me nuts sometimes because he is so active. I wouldn't want it any other way..I need all the help I can get.
This year we have decided to go to Punta Cana. I can't imagine I will look as good as last year but I am giving it a try. Their is muscle under all this fat that has taken over my body. Going away every year is a great motivator for me to give it my all.
I am going to say a little prayer everyday, not a religious prayer just something positive about my achievements.
The future depends on what we do in the present!! (Gandhi).
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