I'm posting this image for two reasons.
I've been putting on shirts in the closet that had always been too tight, even before I gained the weight after my surgery. We still had them because Steve would sometimes wear them. I put one of those shirts on when we were vacationing in Palm Springs a few weeks ago. Not only did it fit, it was LOOSE!
I've been wearing a lot of those clothes that I never thought I'd EVER fit into again, and appreciating the fact that they fit great, or maybe they don't fit because they're a little blousy. There are about 40 shirts in the closet right now that I won't wear because they are all size LARGE, and I am no longer LARGE. Steve insists that we keep them. I have no idea why...
I love this quote! I don't stop when I'm tired, I stop when I'm done.
Exercise is one of those things that, for those of us who have struggled with our weight, has always been a challenge. Given a choice between playing outside with friends or staying inside with a book or watching TV, we would always choose the inside activity. I will admit that I'm still that way. As an introvert, I would much rather be by myself with an activity that suits me rather than a physical activity with a crowd. What I forgot was that I could do things outside that involved some exertion and still be on my own! (Hiking, gardening, for example).
What I have learned over this year is that activity is a reward unto itself! I find so much joy in exercise now that I sometimes even I am surprised. And if I don't get some exercise, especially in the morning when I need it the most, then I'm dragging for the rest of the day.
My job doesn't give me a lot of time during the day for activity. Our health insurance plan has a program in the spring to encourage people to get out and walk. Download an app on your phone and walk a certain number of steps per week, and you might get a financial reward. Carol, my Admissions & Records Technician, wanted me to join her group to get the required steps in. That would mean giving up 30-45 minutes out of the middle of my workday to walk with them. It sounds wonderful, but I need every minute of the day to get done what needs to be finished. But I love encouraging my co-workers to get some activity, so I might just have to make the time. I make the time in the morning, so I guess I can make more time mid-day.
I hope you all are making time for some activity to get your body moving. It really is the "magic bullet" to get you to your goal. Are you ready? Let's get moving!
Keep Sparking, friends!