Monday, September 3, 2012

If you can't do it for the rest of your life...

you shouldn't be doing it now. That is my motto when making decisions that concern weight loss and my healthy lifestyle. I do not know how many times I have explained that. (I never get sick of it) I hope people understand that the changes I make, I plan on making into habits. Habits that will keep me healthy for a very long time.

I was recently asked "Are you allowed to eat that on your diet?" ouch! I know by talking about and being open about my healthier lifestyle, I invite major judgement in what I eat and drink when I am with others. I am not on a "diet" I am trying to live a healthier lifestyle. I am able to have whatever I like, it is my choice. When I choose to have something unhealthy... it is my problem. If I choose to have something heatlhier... that is my right. It has nothing to do with anyone else. So if that happens to you... try your best to brush it off. You know what you are doing. It is all about small changes (aka SMALL VICTORIES) and making choices. People are going to make comments, but in all honesty... the only opinion that matters? is your own. If you make poor decisions about food or workouts... accept it and move on. I know that is easier said than done. I have had MORE than a few freak outs and I am sure they will never truly go away.

New Photos...

I had a "progress" photo shoot with my good friend and photographer Sam. She is one of the most talented people I know and I had a blast taking the photos! (I changed my previous photo to one from Saturday.) I cannot believe how much I have changed from the person I was 2 years ago to the person who is in those photos. I see the confidence in that person's eyes... the confidence that wasn't quite there 2 years ago. I can't wait for everyone to see the rest of them and I can't wait to have my final pictures taken!

Check out her fb page!!/SamanthaMaide

Fun Moment:

This past weekend I attended my family picnic. When I heard my uncle say "I didn't even know who that was...", I felt amazing. I am 50 lbs. lighter than I was last year at this time, which means I look a tish different. I am not sure if it sounds conceited or not, but I love getting that reaction!
It was a weekend filled with tasty food and not so healthy dishes, but again, it is about portion control.


Training for the race has been going pretty good. Last week I got up at 5:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. to run when it wasn't so hot. I am getting better with running more, but still have a way to go. It is supposed to rain this week so I am not sure how many times I will get out, but there is always the gym! I am getting more nervous as the day draws closer. My friend who motivated me to run a 5k this year e-mailed me the other day. He ran his first 5k 2 years ago... the other day he ran 20 miles... MILES! I am so proud of him and he is a major inspiration. He helps make me believe that I will actually be able to do this.

All I need to do is keep my head up...