Fitness Minutes: (152,750)
20,328 1/3/13 10:56 A
Every healthy choice is an affirmation of my goals. I am not certain I have ever put this in words but it is a concept that is frequently thought. When eating I think of how the food will fuel my activities and nurture my body. When I workout I feel grateful to have strength, flexibility and stamina to move with ease.
When I began this journey I often thought of Richard Bach's quote "Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours." This helped banish excuses and squelch negative thoughts
Fitness Minutes: (78,443)
2,466 1/3/13 10:52 A
My mantra that got me through the last 20 months is:
"Just get through TODAY."
Whenever I wanted to cave, I would tell myself that tomorrow I could do whatever I wanted. I could eat 9 chocolate chip cookies, I could lay on the couch all day, I could throw in the towel, whatever. But first, I just had to get through TODAY. There were so many nights where I layed in bed, my stomach growling, and I literally planned out a binge for the next day! But I can tell you honestly, I have never ever gave in the next day. You wake up with a renewed sense of hope and accomplishment for getting through those cravings, and that rough day! And your willpower muscle gets stronger and stronger. ;)
Fitness Minutes: (335)
29 1/2/13 11:02 P
I love the saying "what you eat in private, you wear in public".
But I'll also tell myself, "Don't undo your hard work now." or "You do not need it." I still sometimes have to say it every time I drive by the fast food place on my way home (and I work at a food establishment and it's a battle every day to convince myself I do not need those darn fries!)
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