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Are you as addicted to Pinterest as I am?! I absolutely love going on there to dream, to be inspired, to learn, and to grow. And, okay, to waste a ton of time. I find so many interesting ideas from Pinterest everyday, and I just wanted to share some of it with my readers on a regular basis. Hence Pinterest Perspectives.

It’s been awhile since I posted some of the inspiring pins I’ve found on Pinterest, so I figured today was as good a day as any to share some of the things that have kept my head in the game, lately.

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Are you as addicted to Pinterest as I am?! I absolutely love going on there to dream, to be inspired, to learn, and to grow. And, okay, to waste a ton of time. I find so many interesting ideas from Pinterest everyday, and I just wanted to share some of it with my readers on a regular basis. Hence Pinterest Perspectives.

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“We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness.” ~Unknown

When I saw this photo on Pinterest, I knew I had to write a post about it.  It’s absolutely gorgeous, yet I find it so illuminating.  To me, this photograph epitomizes my weight loss journey.  My path has been long and incredibly daunting, but now, finally, I’m seeing the dawn of a new day.

The sunrise, my new life after VSG surgery, is still in the distance, but as the path symbolizes, it’s getting closer mile by mile, day by day.  I know I still have a way to go to reach my mini goal, but I’m also confident that it’s just a matter of time.

These past six weeks, seeing so much success while following Jenny Craig, have been amazing for me.  I’ve had a string of successes that show me that I CAN do it.  I do have the willpower within me, I just had to find the right path to follow to tap into it again.

Just like the serenity that is evoked in the photo, I have a calmness about myself lately.  I’m no longer anxious about how I can reach my goal, but instead I carry myself with the assurance that I will.  It’s only a matter of time.

I’m grateful to have this clarity, because it carries me through the times of temptation to skip a workout or indulge in a poor food choice. Knowing with all of my heart that my path ends with the sunset comforts and empowers me.

I can’t wait to see what lies beyond the sunrise!

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake… by an infinite expectation of the dawn.” ~Henry David Thoreau

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Are you as addicted to Pinterest as I am?! I absolutely love going on there to dream, to be inspired, to learn, and to grow. And, okay, to waste a ton of time. I find so many interesting ideas from Pinterest everyday, and I just wanted to share some of it with you guys on a weekly basis. Hence Pinterest Perspectives.

I’m going to come back to this post often, because it perfectly captures my beliefs.

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Are you as addicted to Pinterest as I am?! I absolutely love going on there to dream, to be inspired, to learn, and to grow. And, okay, to waste a ton of time. I find so many interesting ideas from Pinterest everyday, and I just wanted to share some of it with you guys on a weekly basis. Hence Pinterest Perspectives.

I really couldn’t have said it any better myself.  I believe this with my whole heart, and I’m trying to show it through my actions.  I’m not perfect everyday, by any means, but I will never, ever, EVER give up on myself.  Because if I don’t believe in me, who else will?

The changes that I enacted this Sunday (which I’ll reveal soon, I promise) have been amazing for my self esteem and my belief that my goals are within reach.  I’ve recovered my willpower and my strength and it feels fantastic.

 

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Are you as addicted to Pinterest as I am?! I absolutely love going on there to dream, to be inspired, to learn, and to grow. And, okay, to waste a ton of time. I find so many interesting ideas from Pinterest everyday, and I just wanted to share some of it with you guys on a weekly basis. Hence Pinterest Perspectives.

I need to remember this, because I do think that doubt creeps into my mind, regarding my ability to lose weight, more often than it should.  On one hand, I am determined, strong, and have more perseverance than most people I know.  On the other hand, though, I’ve been at this weight loss more years than I care to count, and seem to be spinning my wheels.

Doubt is that little voice that negotiates why eating a late-night bowl of cereal is okay.  Doubt is the excuse that springs from my lips when I don’t want to workout.  Doubt is what causes me to reach for that extra spoonful when I would be satisfied with what I originally served myself.

Doubt needs to go, because I do have dreams.  I need to get out of my own way and make them a reality.

Tonight I’m going to push doubt out when I get in not one, but two workouts.

  1. I’m heading to the pool directly after school because it’s supposed to be a scorcher.  I haven’t truly swam laps in weeks.
  2. I’m going to a UJam Fitness class in the evening, after hearing such great reviews from the ladies in line at my Zumba class.

Dreams don’t come easy, they take work, effort, and action.

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Are you as addicted to Pinterest as I am?! I absolutely love going on there to dream, to be inspired, to learn, and to grow. And, okay, to waste a ton of time. I find so many interesting ideas from Pinterest everyday, and I just wanted to share some of it with you guys on a weekly basis. Hence Pinterest Perspectives.

I actually pinned this to Pinterest myself, although I saw it on the FB page of 24 Hour Fitness.

It really says it all, and it’s a great reminder for each day.  This week I’ve been making fabulous choices, and the scale is reflecting it.  I know that if I’m on my game, I will see results.  There’s power in making good choices and in shaping my results.

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Are you as addicted to Pinterest as I am?! I absolutely love going on there to dream, to be inspired, to learn, and to grow. And, okay, to waste a ton of time. I find so many interesting ideas from Pinterest everyday, and I just wanted to share some of it with you guys on a weekly basis. Hence Pinterest Perspectives.

This is a beautiful reminder of the way that I’ve been trying to live my life this summer.  I’ve been doing my best to work towards my goal, but I have also stopped along the way to smell the roses and enjoy life.  It’s been an amazing 6 weeks, and I look forward to these last 4 being just as wonderful, if not more so.

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Are you as addicted to Pinterest as I am?! I absolutely love going on there to dream, to be inspired, to learn, and to grow. And, okay, to waste a ton of time. I find so many interesting ideas from Pinterest everyday, and I just wanted to share some of it with you guys on a weekly basis. Hence Pinterest Perspectives.


F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of my all-time favorite authors, and I love being able to introduce his work to new groups of students every single year when we study The Great Gatsby.  The way that he can string words together is nothing short of magical.   This quote comes from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and it really rings true to me tonight.

Of course I can relate the ideas to my weight; up to this point I can’t say that I’m proud of the way that I’ve allowed my weight to creep up and up and up into this unhealthy, morbidly obese place.  But I am proud of the work I’ve been doing, inside and out, to redirect my life.  To walk a different path towards health and fitness.

I’m so glad that I’ve found the strength to start over this summer.

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Are you as addicted to Pinterest as I am?! I absolutely love going on there to dream, to be inspired, to learn, and to grow. And, okay, to waste a ton of time. I find so many interesting ideas from Pinterest everyday, and I just wanted to share some of it with you guys on a weekly basis. Hence Pinterest Perspectives.


This quote from Thoreau is one of my favorites.  It’s especially apropos as I strive to reach the mini goal weight quest.  In order to have the life that I’ve always wanted, I need to live that way now.   Because it’s not as if something magical is going to happen and some switch will turn on suddenly.  It happens gradually, with small changes and little choices every single day.

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Are you as addicted to Pinterest as I am?! I absolutely love going on there to dream, to be inspired, to learn, and to grow. And, okay, to waste a ton of time. I find so many interesting ideas from Pinterest everyday, and I just wanted to share some of it with you guys on a weekly basis. Hence Pinterest Perspectives.

This week my goal has been to do exactly what it says in this art – I’ve woken up each morning and made the conscious decision to banish all excuses.

Instead of giving allowing myself to skip workouts because I had a million other things to do, because I got home late, or because I was tired from a poor night’s sleep, I didn’t give in.  I pushed myself to workout anyway.  I told myself that all of that would be waiting for me in 30 or 45 minutes.  And you know what?  It was true.

For example, yesterday I had an awfully stressful day at work, then spent over an hour waiting at the pharmacy (when it should’ve taken 20 minutes, got home much later than I expected, and missed a phone  call with my friend who lives Back East.  I felt like I was going to suffocate under the pressure.

But I stopped, took a breath, and then decided that I was going to change the day by changing my outlook.  I went outside to my backyard and played with Sofi.  I stayed outside and caught up with my mom and another friend on the phone.  And by the time I was done with that, I felt refreshed.  All it took was a change of attitude to completely change my feelings about  how the day was going.

I felt so good that I went inside and found a killer OnDemand cardio kickboxing video that had my heart pounding and left my breathing shallow.  I felt invigorated by the time I was done.  The endorphins kicked in, and so did my pride in myself. When I posted a third sweatyface photo in as many days on FB, I was motivated, and heard from my friends who said I was motivating them too.  Who doesn’t like hearing that they’re a source of motivation for others?

It’s an important lesson for me. I could have wallowed in the excuses and sought comfort in overindulging in food the way I have so many times in the past.  But that would have just left me feeling terrible about myself, physically and mentally. Instead, I reframed my perspective, which completely transformed my feeling of the way the day was going.  By taking time to stop and just enjoy life a bit, I gave myself the chance to change the pace of the day.

I allowed myself to breathe.

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