Ahhhh Monday . . . Normally, I cannot stand you. Manic Monday. Maniacal Monday. Asshole Monday. Today is Day 43 of the Year of My New Beginning. Therefore, I am switching it up to Beautiful Monday. Positivity. It is what I need to ensure I stay the course.
Today, I woke up early. Took my time getting up and about. Was able to make all the way through my Supercharged Sculpting workout. Shortly after that, the puppies and I went for a 3.5 mile walk. Even though it is only 35 outside, I broke a major sweat. They were panting pretty good by the time all was said and done, too! We accomplished it in just under an hour (59 minutes to be exact)! We are getting stronger every day!
Food . . . well, I’m working on that. I REALLY need to push the water today. Today is a leftovers day. Payday isn’t until Wednesday, so any shopping must wait until then.
While walking, I thought more about the weight loss challenge others are participating in. I cannot help but to think about others who may be like me and not at a spot on their journey where competition can be introduced. I get discouraged too quickly. I am fairly certain there are others who do, as well.
Weight loss should not be about competition. Weight loss should not be about money. Each person’s journey is a personal one. Each person has to be mentally ready to embark upon a lifestyle change.
I am thankful I missed the meeting today. As a fact, I plan to remove myself and not participate. I do not get a warm fuzzy. It reminds me of an Overeaters Anonymous Meeting I attended a few times. It made me feel like I was in some dark, seedy, out-of-the-way place (even though it was in the small basement conference room at work). I do not feel uncomfortable very often. The one meeting I attended made me feel uncomfortable. I cannot pinpoint what specifically made me feel that way. I only know something did. If something makes me feel like that, I steer clear of it.
Enough of the darkness. The sun is out. The puppies and I were able to be outside and enjoy the crisp, end of winter day. I was able to get my workout in. I am having a magnificent Monday!
Off to work I go . . .