Trying to Ignore the discouragement

From the start, I have vowed to focus my attention on getting healthy, change my eating habits and cut out the sweet tea and sodas. After week one I felt extremely accomplished!! Due to a hectic schedule this week, I managed to squeeze in 3 workouts. The first was last Monday with my ladies from church. One of the ladies is into Crossfit. I asked her to come up with our exercises. I felt the burn from that workout for 4 days, lol. Did some great cardio and weight workouts on Thursday and Saturday (with my hubby and 2 of my kids). It was so very successful I decided that instead of waiting til Monday night weigh-in with my ladies group, I would go ahead and check my numbers. Bad idea. I know my focus shouldn’t be on my numbers, but I still was a little discouraged that I had not even lost a tenth of a pound. Week 2 I am just as determined as week 1 to get in my water intake, eat healthy, and get in my workouts. Looking back I know I FEEL better than I did last week. I am off the couch, I am staying active and busy. I know my dedication is just being tested. But I WILL continue on this journey, regardless where the numbers land.  Ironically, I had just started a 60 day devotion book “Made To Crave” that addressed this very thing! I sad NO to sweets, sodas and fried foods all week. I exercised even when I physically didn’t have the energy to do so. I was ACCOMPLISHED this week, even if the scales did reflect it. The scales reflect a number; but my attitude, motivation, dedication, commitment, self-control and energy level can’t be measured on that scale. Still though.. Hoping my numbers do start declining soon.

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Donna Satterfield

I just turned 49 and decided to take charge of my life! This is my year to get healthy and fit. FITBY50 is my motto.. I know I won't be at my ultimate goal by then, but step by step I know I can do it because "I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me". I have a daughter with some disabilities and 2 grandsons I have to keep up with - this is my year!!

One thought on “Trying to Ignore the discouragement”

  1. Oh I know how you feel and me and my scale have an ongoing fight and I’m winning right now but it looks to sucker punch me all the time. Stay tough and strong, you got this.

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