Wednesday, September 23, 2009

From Blech To Elec(tric)

Have you ever felt just utterly uncomfortable in your skin?

Well, that's where I'm at now. As I sit here typing, I'm quite literally bursting out of my Juicy sweats and feeling just all around uncomfortable, encumbered and slow. I crave strength, health, balance and leanness. I want that buzz, that energy that can be felt in every muscle, joint and bone when the body is strong and healthy. That energy that radiates through your body when it's in balance. It's almost electric.

I'm so tired of this feeling of heaviness. I can almost imagine that simply lifting my arm or leg would be akin to lifting a truck. I feel so laden and weak.

I will be starting The Plan one week from tomorrow. And let me tell you, not a minute too soon. I feel like I am counting the seconds until October 1st. Having said that, setting my date and giving myself a few weeks before starting is maybe the best thing I've ever done. Not only has it given me ample time to prepare, but it has instilled a drive and focus in me that I haven't felt in years, maybe even ever. I have never been so motivated, inspired and READY to get healthy.

I have spent a lot of time over the past week visualizing myself as healthy. I have been consciously and subconsciously thinking about how I will feel, look and live as a balanced, lean, strong and confident woman. And I am seriously excited to meet that woman! If it's true that visualizing the goal is half the battle, then I really am half-way there.

PS- I will be taking (or, rather, have Husband take) some starting progress photos of me on October 1st. I am seriously considering putting on my bathing suit for this. I want to be totally honest here and let's face it: There is NOTHING more honest than a girl in her bathing suit. Do I dare? Can I really do it? For the entire blogosphere, the entire INTERNET to see? I've got a week to decide. Thoughts?

1 comment:

JavaChick said...

Hi! Just visiting your blog for the first time. Can I offer a tip that has worked for me? When it comes to meal planning and limiting higher calorie "treat" foods, I find the best way is to make sure you are filling up on lots of healthy, tasty foods that you love. I know it can be hard when you have to feed other people, but there are so many healthy, tasty foods out there that can keep you happy and not feeling deprived. It may take a bit of experimenting, but it can be done. Just ask your husband to keep an open mind and help you out on your journey to being healthy. :)