Hi Journal & Friends,
Can you believe it's already two whole weeks into the Spring Challenge?
Here is a Summary of the Spring Challenge... while it's too late to be eligible for the prize drawing at the end, anyone is welcome to join anytime, if you would like a boost to your journey. The challenge helps me focus, to have clearly defined mini-goals, offers accountability that gives me that extra oomph needed at times to DO what I need to do, even when I don't wanna!
Spring Challenge Warriors: go ahead and put the link to your weekly update, whatever day you chose, here in Saturday's comment section, so we can be together and find one another.
Okay, on to my check-in...
My Spring Challenge goals:
1. Every day for the next 13 weeks, do some kind of Exercise.
2. Every day for the next 13 weeks, drink a Greenie.
3. Check in every Saturday.
4. Tell one thing each week that I like about myself.
5. Save up to buy myself a fun Reward at the end.
HOW I DID...
Went a lot smoother this week, with the exception of the day we said goodbye to Dusty. I just pooped out on that day. So, I accomplished 6 days out of 7.
I am actually getting used to having a green smoothie every day! I've made them with frozen blueberries, or frozen strawberries, and sometimes I add a small piece of frozen banana. I've even gotten brave and made one with zucchini in it! I make them thick, like frozen yogurt desserts, and eat it with a spoon. They're pretty good.
One Thing I Like About Myself:
I LOVE COLOR !
Bright color, soft color, pastel color, primary color... any color! I just don't get people who always wear black. Black makes a wonderful accent, and it's depth and strength sets off colors like the setting does for a jewel. But give me color!
I've let my weight keep me from wearing bright, funky and wild color and designs for so long. I was self-conscious, and didn't want to draw attention to myself. Well, plus most of the really great, artsy clothing didn't fit me.
A couple of years ago I thought I would "be myself", and I put on a bright pink knit dress, with a soft pink overshirt. I wore the tennies that I had painted pink, and my pink earrings. I felt pretty spiffy!
I went into a store, and was thoroughly enjoying myself. Until... this man suddenly stopped in his tracks, staring at me. Then he kind of stuttered... "Oh.... that's... uh... PINK!" He lamely smiled and quickly walked away, leaving me totally embarrassed and back to feeling self-conscious.
I want to be free of that... to be free to be ME. To live out loud, and bright, and bold and COLORFUL. I don't want to wait til I get to my weight loss goal to do it, either. I want that NOW.
Fun stuff I would wear:
What that man in that store didn't know was... I thought that outfit to be awfully conservative!!!
From Dr Phil's book: "Get up each morning, look at yourself in the mirror, and see yourself... as the someone you will become, a person with a greater level of dignity and worth who, for probably the first time ever, is finally going to succeed--for a lifetime."
My verse for today: "My soul finds rest in God alone."
My quote for today: "Color is a power which directly influences the soul." --Wassily Kandinsky
Enjoy the Journey,