Wednesday, October 06, 2010
I have gotten so many comments and goodies telling me I am so positive and that people find that so inspirational. Thank you so much for those words from each and every one of you. It means a lot to me so I am going to let you in on a secret....I have always been known by family and friends for being really negative. Weird right? So when I started SP I decided something had to change this time and it was going to be my attitude and it was hard. You know the saying "if you don't got it, fake it?". That is what I did. I pretended to be positive and tried to see things in a good light and guess what???!!! It worked. I was able to trick my mind into really believing it and it was the push I needed to make this time unique and lose the weight. So, when you read my blogs and say "wow, she really has it together and I can never be like her" you are wrong. You can. You can do this. The first step is to get "I can't" out of your mind. Sit down and write a blog about all the things you want to be and point out all the good things about yourself and the progress you are making. When you look in the mirror instead of thinking "I still have so far to go!" force yourself to see how far you have come. Look at how your neck has shrunk or that you can see a calf muscle now. I don't care how much you have to contort your leg to see it lol. You earned it and you need to force your mind to celebrate it. Such a huge part of changing your life is your emotions and your attitude. If I had not dealt with my emotional baggage and accepted responsibility for my part in making myself morbidly obese, I do not believe I would where I am now. Yes, I blamed the world and got mad at when people talked down to the obese but they did not make me this way. I did.
Now that you have your list, your dreams all down, this is the most important step. DO IT. Writing it down is the easy part, buying a gym membership is easy, going to the grocery store and buying apples, yogurt, and oatmeal is easy. The hard part is making yourself do it and believe all of your own positive thoughts. YOU CAN become a psycho cardio bunny or elliptical girl. YOU CAN find time in the day to take a walk with your dog. YOU CAN find a way to fit healthy food in your budget (processed junk costs way more, do the math of what you pay for a chicken breast /lb vs chicken nuggets /lb and you will be shocked). Take all the energy you spend hating your body and yourself and life and society and channel it into believing all these good things about yourself.
This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do for myself but it worked. There are days I want to eat junk, there are days when it is cold and rainy and I don't want to go to the gym but I do it. I think about all the reasons why I will be upset with myself for not going. I even think about how sad I will be the next morning if I don't see any progress and it keeps me going. NOTABOUTHEFACE wrote a great blog about the motivation myth and she is right. Positivity comes from inside you. It doesn't have to be something you are born with, you can create it on your own. Look inside and believe you are worth it. If you take care of yourself than you can give so much more to the people around you. It's a choice. Now get out there and do it and I want to hear about your progress! Make it happen!
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