My Glass is Half Full

Just a little update from me today, no rants about size 32 “skinny jeans” or…wyngz. πŸ™‚

I have every intention of setting up a set of alarms on my smart phone to help me remember to get on the treadmill, make my lunch for work, etc. It helps me. But I guess I need to set an alarm for that as well, because I haven’t done it yet.

Anyway, I didn’t have time to get on the treadmill this morning – and I swear that’s not an excuse. I realized that I didn’t have anything healthy for lunch at work…and I needed to take care of that. I may not have climbed on the treadmill, but I did grill up some spicy chicken and put a nice salad together. As a result, I held my head high all day today.

It’s not exactly easy for me to get on the treadmill without the hubby here, either, as the most recently adopted member of the Hot Mess family doesn’t behave if I’m not in the room. I’m speaking, of course, of Dyson:

We named him after a vacuum cleaner because he sucks everything up. Socks, bills, napkins, you name it. We’ve learned to be a lot neater around here since he came home.

Okay, back to my point…

Hubby got home and kept an eye on the fur persons so that I could get on the treadmill. I had no goal in mind as far as time, speed, or distance is concerned…my only goal was to get ON it. I was on it for 10 minutes and I stopped. It doesn’t take much for all this weight to wreak havoc on me when I’m doing anything physical. My ankles, knees, and hips were hurting already.

What makes me happy is that I didn’t beat myself up. I didn’t judge myself. And I didn’t hold myself accountable to anyone else’s expectations but my own. I expected myself to get on the treadmill…and I did. Mission accomplished.

I logged all my food today and I got on the treadmill. So even though I have over 200 pounds to lose and I was only able to get on the treadmill for 10 minutes…my glass is half full.

Today was a good day. Hope yours was too.

9 thoughts on “My Glass is Half Full

  1. I am so glad I found your blog, and just wanted to wish you the best! You are an inspiration to me, I am in the same boat weight wise and am starting my battle, yet again, to finally get this weight off! It’s nice to have someone who knows exactly how I feel and is working toward the same goal. Thank you for this.

    1. Thank you so much. I’m so glad you found my blog too!! πŸ™‚ We can all inspire each other here…I truly believe that the more we hear each other’s experiences, the more we learn on our journey. Hope to see you posting here often!

  2. Great job! Everyone has to start somewhere and you can do it! Discipline and consistency are all that is needed to achieve a goal. One step at a time.

  3. Your blog is so sincere and personable! What a giant step it is to make improvements for yourself AND make it public πŸ™‚ Congrats on the new pup, by the way! He is oh-so-adorable, as are most destructive pets lol.

    1. Thank you so much, Karina. πŸ™‚ I appreciate your support! Dyson is an adorable handful, that’s for sure…I was thinking we would get another Kirby (our Saint Bernard) and instead I got Baby Satan. πŸ™‚ But he’s still very sweet…he’s just so damn high maintenance!

  4. I love your idea about setting alarms for making lunch for work, going for a walk…. etc.

    1. Thanks Jill! I’m slowly making that a reality. πŸ™‚ I have the treadmill reminders set and I’m working on the rest…

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