I just blog award from Sinn. Thank you so much ~ I really appreciate it!!
So the rules are:
1. Post who gave you this award
2. State 10 things you like
3. Give this award to 10 other bloggers and notify them with a comment
10 Things I like...
1.) I like to explore the world. Instead of wondering about something, I want to try it out. One time a friend and I were walking on the beach. We saw something that looked like salt. I wondered if it was salt and my friend bent down and took a taste and found out it was salt. I want to be more like her ~ instead of wondering ~ I want to find out!
2.) I like pushing myself to new limits. Not afraid, anymore, that I will hurt myself. I trust my body and now know when I've gone too far. The other thing is....If I do hurt myself, it does not give me a license to quit my plan. (That always happened before) Now if I get an injury, I will make the adjustments necessary and keep pushing on with my plan.
3.) Really like not being invisible anymore. I remember one time I had an arm injury, I was at the grocery store, trying to pack my groceries and lifting the heavy bags into the cart. I was in a lot of pain and really distressed and no one came to my aid. I tell you that if I see someone like that, I don't care who they are, I'm helping them!!!
4.) I like shopping at regular clothes stores. I used to shop at one specialty store to get my clothes. They had good quality and stylish clothes, but they were limited on selection. Now I have so many more options - kind of blows my mind!!!
5.) I like that I don't crave sweets like I used to. I remember I would get in this state of mind, where I actually felt like I lost my mind. I would be so hungry for sweets that I would do almost anything to get them. I used to sneak my sweets, stole sweets from my kids or co-workers (sorry!), and eat way too much of it. Not really even knowing that I was doing it. Then when I had enough, I would wake up and feel so guilty for what I had done. So glad I'm past that!
6.) I like how my muscles are starting to flex in my arms and legs with little effort ~ Things are definitely firming up!! I remember the first time I got into the pool for my water aerobics class. When the instructor had us jog in place, I remember that everything moved in a ripple. First my legs would jiggle, then my stomach, then my boobs and back down again. Augh ~ I hate that. I still have a little jiggling going on - but it's so much better!
7.) I love journaling my food. When things are not happening and I'm not seeing results, I always turn back to my journal. It tells all!!! I can check back to successful weeks to see what I was doing and then I can see where I need to make adjustments. This has been so helpful in getting me back on track. It really works!
8.) I love planning. Thank goodness I do. It would be hard for me to go on this journey without a lot of planning. I plan everything. I am even starting to plan my seasons. Did you ever wake up on Labor Day and say, "Where did the summer go ~ I've not done anything yet?" Well I have, many times. This year I decided that I was going to do a summer bucket list of things I wanted to do this summer. I did not want to waste a minute. I had 15 things on my list. So far I got 12 done. One of the items, I was too late in signing up and missed the opportunity - did not know there was a deadline. One I will get done in October (It involved another couple and that is when they can go) and one I still have time to do. We had a BLAST this summer and did everything we wanted to do and then some!
9.) I like looking at myself in the mirror. Used to HATE IT!!!! Now I'm not afraid to look. Most times I can't believe it's me!! I look different!
10.) I love accountability!!! I am grateful for you my friends!!! I am encouraged daily by reading what you are doing. I learn a lot from you! I am also grateful for your encouragement and love. I really appreciate you!!!
Blogger Award Given To.......
1.) Deliberate Life
2.) Believe In Yourself
4.) Fat Little Legs
6.) It's My Time...
10.) Traci's Treasures
11.) Vickie's Voice
Oops I had more than I was supposed to!! I want to give you all an award. Just can't list everyone!!! Please accept this award from me!!!