Monday, August 02, 2010
I was reading the Panic message board on Friday and there was a post “Depressed and Discouraged” in which the original poster writes about the roller coaster she is on when it comes to weight. I see a response from newest SparkFriend SPARKINGMYLIFE suggesting the poster read an article – www.ironmagazine.com/article151.h.tm
Curious, I clicked on it - and I’m glad I did. Although, I didn’t fully understand his money analogy - the rest of it made total sense to me. I know I struggle with self-image and it manifests itself in many things - even small things like not being able to take a compliment. I slowly try and work on that but quite often I revert to my old ways. He explains his notion of “self-concept” which works in conjunction with self-image (if I’m reading it right.) Explaining how our subconscious has so much more power than I thought it did, helped me see how I need to work on a deeper level than I have been. The steps laid out seem simple enough to incorporate into my life.
My mind’s eye is having a little bit of a problem putting my face on the energetic, thin, persevering, lower-cut pants wearing, flat stomach woman I’m trying to conjure up - but it’s getting close. I plan on doing some yoga tonight so I am going to spend some time visualizing me.
I have already mentally jumped a little to Step 2 of using the Three Ps. While running yesterday, I repeated often - I am thin, I am healthy, and I am an athlete. I truly believe it helped me on my "long run" Sunday.
My goal for this week is to complete steps 1 and 2 then start on 3 and 4 (those are continual.)I’m excited about it
I will give myself time with this as he explains it takes time to change anything. I know adding this to all the wonderful things I do from Spark will help me in reaching and maintaining my goals.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
I feel my peacock feathers are flaired all day when I exercise in the morning. It could be endorphines (is that what they're called) or it can be just a sense of accomplishment - maybe a combo. It's like I walk with an extra bounce in my step throughout the day after a morning of exercise. I wonder if the bounce has extra calories burned because I also seem to walk more to the bathroom after a morning run :)
This morning's run was still at 2 miles but the good thing was my average heart rate was lower and I ran up the hills, not walk. I'm going to take that as I'm getting in better shape and my heart doesn't need to work as hard. I'm still running slowly but that is OK.
On a side note, I bought some paperclips at lunch today. There are 2 sizes in the package so I will use the smaller ones for 1-9 and the large one for every 10th one to show how how many pounds I've lost. It should look nice hanging across my cube at work.
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