Wow, I canâ€™t believe it has been 10 weeks already for training and our new lifestyle.Â With all the ups and downs of the whole thing I have found that my inspiration, motivation everyday is totally in tune with how I feel everyday.Â If I donâ€™t get enough sleep or I am feeling rundown I find that my workouts suffer, my attitude on how I approach the day and my overall positivity suffers as well.Â It never gets to the point where I feel that I am not going to go on with it all, but I find myself disengaging at times about the whole thing.Â I suppose that is why I write so much about what we are doing and why I am always spouting off the benefits of it all.Â It truly is to keep me motivated.Â If by chance along the way someone else gets motivated to make the same changes in their lives then that is awesome and I certainly hope that is the case, but it is about Leanne and I staying focused on our goals and what it is that we are trying to achieve.
I often find myself thinking about the longevity of what we are doing and I always come back to what it is that we have changed about our lives and how much better I feel because of it.Â For me, I find that drinking alcohol just isnâ€™t worth it for me as it makes me possibly do things that I donâ€™t really need to do, such as poor eating habits, staying up late partying, and then not going to the gym the next day.Â I donâ€™t get anything out of having just one drink so I think to myself, why bother.Â If I was to have a drink it would be a Vodka and Soda with a twist of lime andÂ I ask myself,Â is it really that gratifying.Â The answer is not really as Vodka or soda water have no taste.
So what is the point of having one drink.Â It isnâ€™t like you are doing it for the flavour as there is none, so then why?Â Is it the buzz you are after that comes with having drinks?Â If that is the case then you will need multiple drinks to achieve it and that is something I am not willing to do right now as those are just extra calories that I donâ€™t want or need in my diet.Â I work way to hard every day to blow it all away just to get buzzed.Â I guess what I am saying is that over time I will probably lessen my stance on this for myself but for now I just canâ€™t bring myself to do it.Â I just donâ€™t get any pleasure out of having one drink so for me I will abstain.Â I guess this is where discipline takes over and the ability to just say no and not be lured into all those calories that I am avoiding on a day-to-day basis.
The last thing I ever want to sound like is someone who is above it all, or someone who looks down their nose at alcohol, because I truly love having drinks but for now it is not something I want.Â I wonder as to the longevity of it for me.Â Can I keep that same thought process thru the summer.Â We have a stag in Vegas coming up in June and a wedding in July.Â Pretty sure I will be partaking on those two occasions and I know that if that is all that I do, then I am well on my way to keeping up with my lifestyle.Â I am feeling very good about it, I am feeling stronger everyday, and I am noticing huge changes in how I look and feel.Â It is so amazing on how it has changed my outlook and perceptions on my day-to-day life and just my overall happiness.Â I hadnâ€™t realized how depressed I was and it was because of health and just a poor outlook.Â I am pretty sure that it would be hard to tell when I was depressed or down but as I know now, it was perhaps more than I thought.
I am sleeping better and this is all to do with exercising more.Â I am physically tired when going to bed now and I find I sleep deeper and although perhaps not longer, it is definitely a more sound sleep.Â I need this as I am a very light sleeper anyway and in the past I would wake up far too often.Â I used to wakeÂ up to the cat walking on the floor.Â Now that suckedâ€¦.lol
I guess I am trying to say is that things are working.Â Things are changing because I am changing them.Â I havenâ€™t sat back and waited for life to change.Â If I did that then I would never get anywhere.Â People if you want something you have to go after it.Â You will never achieve a damn thing if all you do is dream.Â There is safety in dreams because then you donâ€™t have to leave your comfort zone but if you truly want things to change in your life then you have to do it for yourself.Â Surround yourself with positivity, dump the negative people and attitudes around you as they will always find a way to creep into your life if you let them.Â Positivity breeds positivity and you will in the end come out a winner because of that.Â Donâ€™t let yourself be one of those people who constantly harps about all the bad stuff going on in their lives or around them.Â Be that person who exemplifies a sunny disposition.Â Some may say that you will always be looking thru rose-coloured glasses but I would much rather that than to be faced with being labelled a sour puss or complainer.
You are what you are, but if you donâ€™t like what you are then do what you need to do to change it.
It is quite simple folksâ€¦â€¦Â Â Â !!!!!! Nothing changes, if nothing changes !!!!!!
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