Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I have been reading so many accounts of Spark Friends having difficulties with their weight loss, exercising, etc. And I sit here wondering why........when I am cruising along having no challenges other than a few sore muscles.....why are they having so much trouble and I am not. I think I was feeling that I was (ahem) above all that?????
Well, I humbly apologize to everyone who is struggling and still staying with SP despite health problems, injuries, depression and so many other things that life throws at us.
I fell flat on my face this past week, I gained three pounds!
A simple visit from family members for 5 days and I went ballistic with my calories!
But a few friends with their well chosen words of encouragement have helped to fortify me and help me get my face off the floor and stand up and continue. I have to learn to leave my failures and weaknesses in the past because that's where they are. I have learned that if I keep thinking about them, then I am keeping them in front of me and they will continue to be stumbling blocks. Never more!
Spark Strategy #4:
"Keep a positive attitude
Several studies have shown that optimists reach more goals than pessimists. They see more success not because they fail less often, but because they get back up more often. People with positive attitudes see setbacks for what they really are. When you have a setback, itís not a brick wall that must be climbed (or that can stop progress altogether). Youíve merely met a gate; it may delay you for a second, but if you open that gate and move through it, youíll soon be on your way. "