Wednesday, September 17, 2008

  {Live Well Wednesday: Week:5}

Wow, is it really week 5 already? I have been so busy that I even forget how far I have come. Now, I didn't get on a scale this week, so I have no idea if I lost any weight. But, I did put on a pair of jeans that just came out of the washer and dryer and would usually be really snug, but they fit just fine. In fact, the leg area was a little baggy!

So, we have chatted about exercise, we have touched on healthy alternative eating...what else is there? Well, for me, there is what I call PRESSING FORWARD.

"What in the heck is she talking about?"...Well, we have all been there. We all know what it's like to be doing so well, then you go to a friends house and you eat fried chicken and cherry pie for lunch. Then you figure, you blew it for the day, so you stop at Sonic for a burger at dinner. Then the next morning you think you blew all of yesterday, so you should just give up and have that bowl of cocoa crispies and forget all about your new life style!

WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!! Before you do that, remember all of the work you have put in to this. The morning's of sweaty workouts, the eating healthy for a month, the pounds shed on the scale, the feel of your newly washed jeans not touching the backs of your legs!
So what, you ate some chicken and a burger! Now, you will workout and then eat your eggbeaters and fruit and whole grain toast and shut up about quitting!


If you stumble, then get back up and try again. Because you WILL stumble. But that's the thing. This is NOT a diet!

It truly is a lifestyle change. If you want some fried chicken, then have A PIECE, not the whole bucket. Then do 20 extra crunches in the morning, or do a 2 mile walk instead of one. Believe me, you will feel better about yourself that you overcame that road hump, and kept moving on. You will feel stronger! And your body will thank you!

Also, remember for every minute you walk, you add two minutes of life expectancy!

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Aunt Mimi's Creations! said... are so encouraging! I so look forward to your live well posts. Keep it up girl!

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Nikki said...

Great post Nikki!

I'm glad that you are sticking with it.

Susie Harris said...

Way to go! I just may take a walk this evening...thanks to you, smile! It's so nice and cool here today!

kristi_temple said...

Good for you! Keep up the good work!

jona said...

You are doing a GREAT job!! You are smart to measure success by the way your clothes fit and not by getting on the scale. Enjoy those comfortable pants!! :)

Shannon said...

Good to remember! Thanks for all your great tips!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! So many times I have stumble and failed. Glad to see this is a life change and not just another diet. I've never been a fan of diets I know what it takes to lose the weight healthy eating and exercise. You are so right sometimes that piece of fried chicken is just not worth all the hard work.

By the way I was flipping through artfully blogging (not sure which issue) and I think you were in it with your Flat Betty. Was that you?

Ashley said...

mmmm... Mexican is my obstacle. But when I was on WW I would just do awesome through the whole week and splurge that once. It kept me going. They say it is bad to reward yourself with food but really, my love affair with food will never end, just gotta learn how to tame it!

The Rose Room said...

Nikki, you are amazing! Rachaelxo

Gina said...

Good job!! GREAT attitude!!!

Esther said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love getting comments, it's like making a new friend. Congrats on your new lifestyle. I need to start exercising but I just don't like it. I'll have to watch your blog for inspiration.

The Pink Potpourri said...

great post! thanks for the encouragement! you can almost apply that to anything in life...always givea 110%!

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