Monday, August 02, 2010
So I was sitting here at work this morning with my usual breakfast of coffee and whole wheat & oat bran muffin and I had a thought strike me that I don't think ever has before...I suddenly realized that I was actually looking forward to this week; to the opportunity to stick with my exercise goals and healthy eating habits. It's work, but I'm enjoying making progress in my path of not only losing weight, but becoming healthy. It's a long, and sometimes challenging road, but oh so rewarding.
And I realized this same outlook can be applied to my work week. Yes, I dread getting up on Mondays, but it's such a great opportunity to start fresh, to make this week better than the last, to accomplish all the goals I have set out for myself. Things have been a bit crazy at work, but I'm just trying to not let it overwhelm me. I can only do so much in a day.
The moral of the story you ask? Your perspective on your situation can make such a difference in how you approach things. You can look at your weight loss goals as something that's going to kill you to accomplish, and you wonder how you will ever do it, or you can look at as on opportunity to do something great for yourself by taking care of your body. After all, it is the only one you've got!
I am amazed at what a huge help SparkPeople has been to me, and the encouragement and inspiration I have received from other members. I think this is what has changed my way of thinking. And realizing that this isn't going to happen overnight, it's one day at a time.