Feb 082015
My motto for the day:  "You don't stop until you win!"

My motto for the day: “You don’t stop until you win!”



I lost 3 pounds this week, but I actually had gotten down to 310 on Saturday Morning.  I did all the right things, ate under 1,000 calories, went to the gym, and worked out on the elliptical for 40 minutes, and this morning, I had gained 2 lbs!  I was tempted to get discouraged, but hey…..the body is an amazing thing.  It readjusts itself, borrows a little from here, and puts it there, constantly changing inside, and it is natural to go up and down when you’re on an intense program like I am on right now.  So……I’m not giving up…..not by a long shot!  I’m still going to make my juice in the morning, drink lots of water, keep my calories down, go to the gym, and sooner or later, I’ll be where I want to be.  That’s a fact.  As long as I don’t give up, I will win!  Like Les Brown says:  “You don’t stop until you win!”  That’s a great motto!  Even this morning, I got up and weighed, and when I saw I had gained 2 lbs., I went straight to the gym before anyone else woke up. (It’s a 24 hour gym) I was not feeling so hot about gaining 2 lbs, and wanted to compensate.  All during the workout, I felt like quitting…..my mind was telling me….”what’s the use?”……”you’ll NEVER lose this weight”…….”why torture yourself like this?”…….and other quaint little phrases that my mind tries to slip into my consciousness.  When I got to around 27 minutes, I wanted to say…..”ok, that’s enough….I did something, and that’s ok”…….but I had punched in 40 minutes on the machine, and I was determined to go the full 40, tired or not.  And guess what?  At that golden moment, the resistance on the machine got really easy, and I realized I had reached my goal!  That’s such a good feeling……to know you did what you came to do……to know you didn’t give up…..you didn’t stop until you had won!   (And I DID lose 3 pounds this week!……That’s SOMETHING!)