motivation – The Shrinking Jeans of Lisa


August 26, 2010 By lisa

After seeing what today’s topic was for Thursday Three, I just knew I had to participate.

A-Ha Moments

  • Around my firstborns FIRST birthday, I knew that I need to take control of my weight.  I weighed more than I ever had in my entire life (which coincidentally is just a few more lbs than I weigh now- HA!), I hated the way I looked and I hated the way I felt.  I joined Weight Watchers in October 2004 and promptly lost 25 lbs in less than 3 months.  I kept it off until I got pregnant with #2.  Lather, rinse, repeat with each child (I have 3 kiddos).
  • Another A-Ha moment was after the 1/2 marathon, that I ran/walked with an injured hip.  Instead of being proud of my accomplishment of being able to complete the race AND raise tons of money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, all I could think of was the fact that I couldn’t do the race the way I thought I would be doing it.  My brain and my body fought against each other, causing me massive amounts of stress, my hair to fall out, and a horrible sleep cycle.  It sucked.  After the race, after I had chilled out a bit, after I had rehabbed my hip injury and was on my way to recovery- during all of that time, I had LOTS of time to reflect on the entire experience.  When I finally returned to running, after almost 3 months of non-running, I was completely humbled and awed by what my body was able to do, not what it cannot do.  I no longer compare myself to others and how fast they run- I compare myself to ME.  I enjoy the moments of running and feeling free.  I enjoy bettering my mental toughness.  I enjoy what my body will give me.  Screw everything else.  This was and is a HUGE “A-Ha” moment for me. 

Motivational Quotes

  • The Bondi Bands that I always where when I exercise motivate me:

Easy Recipes

I have to go now!  Thankyouverymuchbuhbye!