"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday Inspiration (I hope) :o)

Today began my four weeks of substituting to finish out the year for a teacher who is off to have her baby. I was a good girl and got up just after 6:00 am to workout before going about the rest of my morning duties. It would be good for me to get up at 5:30, just to have some extra time, but I'm happy I did this much. It wasn't too hard either, so I'm excited about not having to give up my workouts for this temporary job situation. :o) Also, now that I'm home for the day I'm so grateful the workout is done and I can enjoy the evening taking care of other things and relaxing with family.

Today I saw a poster in a neighboring teacher's room with this quote:

"A mistake is a chance to try harder."

Someone commented on my last post that they are impressed I've stuck it out on my weight loss journey for almost a year now. Well, I must say it's because I've continued to use every mistake along the way to learn and try harder the next time. There have been plenty of mistakes, believe me (it's why I've lost 30 pounds in almost a year instead 60 or 90), but I've not let my mistakes push me to quit. I simply refuse to give up on my reaching my weight loss goals this time around. I simply keep going and try harder.

Over the course of time trying harder will always win the battle. I know it's true for me and it can be true for you too!

Have a great week everyone!


  1. Good for you for getting up so early to exercise!!! That is what I need to get back into doing too....thanks for posting about this.

  2. Way to get in the excercise before work!!! Have a great day at work :)

  3. I agree, things work so much better when I get up 1/2 hour earlier to work out. If I wait till the evening, it seems life takes over and it never get's done.
    Congrats on your part time teaching job!

  4. When I first started exercising I couldn't imagine getting up and getting it done before John had to leave for work. Now I can't imagine exercising in the afternoon! It's funny how things can change over time.

    Great motivational quote. You have been at this weight loss effort for a while, but you have never quit and have steadily lost weight while changing your lifestyle!