Monday, June 1, 2009

Persistence, not perfection, is what leads to success...

I'm hesitant to proclaim that I'm back, but I am. It was a rough weekend (rough, but fun) - we went to a block party in West Philly where my husband's band was playing, and from there on to a kiddie party to which my eldest daughter was invited. Not only was there food everywhere, it's tough to be in a family where the only one committed to eating healthy is me. Temptation is everywhere, all the time. But just for today, I want this healthy lifestyle more than I want any junky mouthful. I do so wish my hubby would jump back on the bandwagon, but I need to do it, regardless of what he does.

So, I have been getting good workouts in (not today - I was exhausted and had so much to do), and my food has been really clean. I've even been weighing and measuring! I cannot wait to be below 165 again! We're getting ready to go off on vacation to Martha's Vineyard next week. I'm so glad to be feeling good about myself before I go. And it's not gonna be lay-on-the-beach hot, so I'm psyched to get lots of time running, biking, walking and at meetings. Yeah!

I'm also psyched because I have a little bitty project starting up. It's not much, but it's something, and I'll take it! I think it's actually the start of things turning for the better. I know it could take a while, but I really think I'm going to be crazy busy by the end of this year. I hope so! :)

OK, that's it for me. I'm off to bed. My advice to anyone reading is to just hang in there and keep going! I've been at this for 10 months and I'm not where I want to be, but I'm not where I was! Down 30 pounds and 20 more to go. I'll get there, and I can't WAIT to share it with you all when I do. And if someone were to ask me what was my secret? I'd say, it was that I never gave up.

Now, I need to get my ass off to bed because I promised someone I would get up and run with them at 5:30 tomorrow morning. Caramba! What was I thinking??


Melissa H said...

Always remember that it isn't just about the outside, either. You are learning what a beautiful, capable and strong person you are: inside AND out. xoxo

Evelyne said...

Liimu, I KNOW you can do it. I TOTALLY understand the whole part about being the ONLY one in the household that tries to eat healthy and exercise. IT'S DAMN HARD! I'm here for support and love. Now, if I could only get my BIG BUTT back in the gym!!