I love journals. In fact, I can say, I am slightly obsessed with buying journals. I write in one for a few weeks, then I see another pretty journal and buy it and start writing in it. Pretty soon, I have a dozen journals all partially written in and none are filled up. Then, I saw these big journals, 8 1/2 X 11 inches and I thought, what a great way to compile all my partially used journal writings in : ). I am just about done with the compilation of my first journal and I thought I would share my journal entries with you.
At the least the ones that won’t bore you, my very valued reader, to death.
I started this journal compilation when I first started my weight loss journey – so if you dare – join with me as I take you on my personal journey to weight loss and fitness.
I began the journal with a prayer
“God, I recognize I am made for more than the vicious cycle of being ruled by food. I need to eat to live, not live to eat. So, I keep asking for Your wisdom to know what to eat and Your indwelling power to walk away from things that are not beneficial to me.”
******NOTE: I think I got that from a book somewhere – but I forget which one. I still pray this prayer by the way.” *********
My first journal entry was dated on September 29 2011 – I just had my first endurance test in TEAM… This was my first time in a gym – ever. This was my first weight loss/fitness class at Lifetime Fitness. I was halfway through my first class – which was 12 weeks long. This is what I wrote
I increased my distance from 1.07 miles to 1.28 miles in 30 minutes. Increased my speed up to 2.8 – mostly 2.5. I thought I was going to die!!!! That hurt!!! I think meningitis knocked my speed sensor out. I have 3 speeds…slow…slower and slowest.
10/5/2011 – I sat in a sauna for the first time ever! I like it. Very soothing and relaxing.
10/10/2011 – I am an official SPED teacher now! My initial teacher license has been approved and is in active status. YEA!!!
and on 10/20/2011 – I listed my goals
- lose 100 – 120 pounds (I lost 115 pounds – goal checked)
- make better choices – financially and physically (I paid off a foreclosure the day before it foreclosed – goal met but this is an ongoing goal)
- get off my asthma inhalers and nebulizer treatments ( goal met)
- go bike riding and hiking with David (hiking I have done)
- climb the Manitou Incline (check – went to the Bailout Point first and the second time climbed to the top)
- hike up Pikes Peak (not yet)
- walk the trail to Trinidad, Colorado (on my bucket list)
Finally, one more quote…
“My past does not determine my future. In fact, my previous failures have absolutely no effect on my ability to succeed now. Starting today, I will eliminate the belief that things always go a certain way or that I never stay with my goals.” (Again, I forgot to cite my reference – but I love this quote – it’s very helpful in any Positive Journey that you are on – don’t you think?)
Thanks for reading
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