Saturday, October 05, 2013
You have what it takes. All you need to do is what's in front of you today. As my mother would say, "Don't borrow trouble," from the future. Just handle today's tasks. Certainly, some of today's tasks involve setting yourself up for success tomorrow. But you don't need to look ten miles down the road. Be with what's in front of you today. Take care of yourself today.
Just put one foot in front of the other, and don't stop.
Never, never, never, never give up. - Winston Churchill
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Sometimes you just have to for yourself, right?
I've been struggling lately to give the attention to my fitness and food program. Stress and excess demands at work have eaten into my evenings, which is my "me" time to workout, plan my meals, prep for the next day, etc.
Today I did my 55 minute workout, planned and made my lunch (and my daughter's) for Monday, and ate well all day. Feels great.
So yes, I'm guilty of killing it today!
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Watch your self-talk this week. Interrupt "I don't feel like it" and "I can't do it" immediately. Replace your self-defeating or self-scorning thoughts with positive affirmations. Don't say "I'm not good enough." Also don't say "I will get healthy." Neither of these acknowledge where you ARE right now.
Try "I am living a healthy lifestyle," "I am strong," "I eat to reach my goals," or "I am a worthy, positive person." All of these build you up, and speak to where you are and what you're doing today.
Your body will respond to what you tell it!
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Goal weight is a minimally useful concept. The number on the scale does not define your physical health, your emotional wellness, your spiritual connectedness, your mental acuity. It does define your relationship with gravity on this planet. That's all.
You know what else is true? Reaching the end of the weight-loss journey is a complete fiction. If you're actually in this to win it, you can't expect there to be a time that you won't be working with the same skills you're using now. So do your best to master the requisite patience, self-respect, discipline, self-care, and nutrition and fitness knowledge you need to carry you through a lifelong journey. Anything less than that is selling yourself way short.
The goal is nothing more than that elusive lifestyle change we all talk about so much. Not a number on a scale. Not a really cool "after" photo. Not a body-fat percentage to envy. Living with joy, humor, agility and kindness, in a healthy body is the victory you're after.
You can do it. We can do it.
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