Monday, November 16, 2009

Motivational Monday...Eyes On The Prize


I wasn't sure what I would find on the scale this morning. Some weeks I do everything right and hardly lose anything. Other weeks I am a little less strict with myself and I lose a lot. But sometimes the opposite is true, so it's always a surprise. I knew that this week I had missed a couple of workouts and gave in to Mickey D's on Saturday. I wondered what effect that would have at my weigh-in today, and hoped the result would not be too awful.
I stepped on the scale, praying the whole time. I saw exactly the same number as I saw last week...196.0. I can live with that, since I know I didn't do everything I could this past week to get the best results. I now know what I need to do to stay strong this week, and I will do it!
One thing that will help me is keeping my eyes on the prize. Not only will I visualize being lean and mean, but the promise I made a couple of months ago to run in the next local Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure will motivate me to move toward that goal. I've had a couple of friends offer to come to town and run it with me this coming September, so that inspires me even more to get there!
My motivational person for this week is Mo'Nique. Our girl Mo has lost 40 pounds, looking fabulous and a little less thick, and much healthier. She has a lead role in the new movie "Precious", and people are already starting to talk about an Oscar for her! If you would like to learn more about Mo'Nique, please check out this article at http://www.celebritydietdoctor.com/monique-lost-weight-loss/ .
Here's to a great week for all of us...and remember to keep your eyes on the prize!!!

3 comments:

karen@fitnessjourney said...

It sounds like you have a good attitude and the fact that you have long tern goals is great too.

I was involved with planning our local Race for the Cure this year. What an amazing experience. How wonderful that your goal to run in the Race is also going to benefit women all over the country.

Best of luck.

WriterMarie said...

Thank you Karen! I lost my mom, counsin, 2 aunts, and a couple of friends to breast cancer. I know I need to do this for them! xoxoxo

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