Wednesday, January 22, 2014
It really is the 22nd of January but Ö.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
(Better late than never, lol ::shrugs:: )
So my goal was not met of losing at least the seven pounds for the New Year but I am not stressing it or worrying about it. I walked into this New Year confident and am more determined than ever. Due to LIFE (work, school, volunteering, etc.) I havenít really sat down and devised a new plan for this year (well at least for this month) but since MLK and all the snow days off ::snow dance:: I am taking the time and planning things out now. I learned a lot from my mistakes and failures last year when it comes to this whole journey. I was focused more on the number on the scale than anything else. At the end of the day that is the ultimate goal but we can quickly lose sight on the bigger picture ~ ultimate health! So my vision is more clearer thanks to God placing all the right tools in my path like this site. This year will be different, it will be better!
My advice to any spark love that is just staring, starting over or embarking on another chapter of their journey is to never focus on the setbacks, failures and mistakes of the past. Instead learn from them. Reflect on what happened then and dig deeper into it not to cause pain or to bring negativity on your process but to learn something deeper about self. For example I learned that part of my problem with over eating was that Iíd eat when I was bored, didnít want to start a new task (homework assignment, cleaning, working out, etc.) and when I was angry or sad. It took me going backwards and just reflecting on the "why" to see "how" I could change things. That takes patience and a lot of it. Please know that this is a process, Rome wasnít built in a day and we didnít gain weight within one either. Donít beat yourself up if you have a mishap or slip up. Allow it to happen without stress or frustration and remind yourself of your goal afterwards in a positive manner. Log on to your spark page and read through your profile when you first set it up. Remind yourself of your goals on that first day here and go from there. The biggest and most important thing to do from start to finish is to LOVE YOURSELF. Losing weight isnít going to automatically make self love appear, that has to happen first. Look at yourself in the mirror and stare into the eyes of the person looking back at you. Do this until you crack a smile and as you keep your eyes set on self say out loud ďI love youĒ. Repeat this every day, multiple times a day if needed. Learning to love yourself before will make this process on your journey that much better!
Spark ON loves!