Monday, April 26, 2010

Birthday Motivation!!!


Hmm...that cupcake crowded with candles looks just about right, except that I need a full-size cake to fit all of my candles on it! ;o) Today I am officially 44 years young.
I said last week that I was going to work extra hard during the week leading up to my birthday, and I did. Harder workouts, eating better, more water...I can say I definitely put in the work. On the scale this morning, all of that work added up to a .4 pound loss. I can't complain (well, I could, but I won't) because it's still a loss. It all adds up.
This past year, I started my weight loss plan about a month after my birthday...and after making it through having surgery and other life emergencies, I am 34.6 pounds lighter than my last birthday. This is the accomplishment I will focus on, because for too many years I would make a vow on my birthday to lose weight before the next one, but I never made good on it. This year, I succeeded. I can feel proud today that I made significant progress on my goals this year, and that I am a better person than I was a year ago, in more ways than just weight loss.
Today I make a new vow...to continue this journey, keep losing weight and getting healthier, and continue to strive and become the person God intends me to be. I'm already on my way, and with His gifts of grace, courage, and strength I will get there. So I celebrate my birthday by seeing how far I've come in the past year..and looking forward to even greater success in this year that starts now!

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