Sunday, August 11, 2013
There is only one person who can ever know exactly what you want and truly make you happy — that person is you!
"Just because you've made mistakes doesn't mean your mistakes get to make you. Take notice of your inner critic, forgive yourself, and move on."
- Robert Tew
A friend shared the bottom quote on a post this weekend. Mistakes, yeah I've made a few but they don't define me as a person. I will continue to make a few mistakes through out this journey because hey i'm not perfect. But I will learn a few great things also with the journey. Isn't that the real purpose for being here? To better ourselves. I've said it before and i'll say it again, this journey is about loving the you your at now as well as the you your working towards. So mistakes don't make you, they teach you.
Spent the day at the beach with my daughter and my friend and their kids yesterday. We had a blast. We had dinner on the way home at the Shrimp Basket. Yup seafood, good, fried mostly not so good. But delicious anyways. Sometimes life will take us out of our bubbles we create....what you do with that is your choice...I choose to eat my burger, I cut off a bit of it and didn't eat that, I choose to have a few fries and let the rest go back, so mistakes? yup a few...but fun I had that. Be careful you don't get so wrapped up in your journey and the food around you that you forget to enjoy the fun along the way. Life is meant to be lived. So today go out there and live it. Choices it is all about choices. You can have fun and choose to cut back a bit.
Enjoy today and if you make a mistake....well....
Friday, August 09, 2013
You can — because you believe that you can!
This is not the time to be passive.
This is the time to shape, sculpt, paint, participate…
the time to get sweaty, to get dirty, to fall in love,
to forgive, to forget, to hug, to kiss…
this is the time to experience, participate and live your life as a verb.
- Steve Maraboli
Just for today allow yourself to know that YES YOU CAN change how you think about yourself. This is your journey and you can make it anything you want. You cannot compare yourself to the person next to you because we are all different. UNIQUE is the word for today. So be proud of what your accomplishing just by showing up.
Thursday, August 08, 2013
There are two parts to every goal: First, go for what you want, and second, enjoy it!
Oh I've had slow months. Not days months, weeks where the scales either wouldn't budge or shoot it bulged upwards. For about a year I did nothing but eat my weigh (pun intended) back up over what I began Spark at five years ago. Why? Well isn't that the proverbial question? Who knows why we do what we do to our bodies when no one is looking.
Oh I've done it by dieting, by weight watchers, by purging (yes I've done this after a bad binge), by exercise, to lose the weight....to gain it? well that is easy I gave up on me and thought I wanted the crap more than I wanted to feel good about myself. Because lets be real I didn't like the me I was at that point very much. So I began fresh, again and again....I really thought I would never begin losing again, because no matter how much the words came out of my mouth the food kept going in.
So the day came when I just awoke and decided enough was enough. I wanted to reach my goals...again....and this time I knew the cost of not following through. So each day I begin with a goal for the day. Could be water, exercise, fruits and veggies, could be anything, but a goal is set.....so far so good i'm down six pounds and moving forward. Oh I mess up and from time to time the scales tell the tale, but i'm ok with that and I know I can pick up wherever I leave off.
So today enjoy the journey and maybe just maybe your tomorrow will be even brighter.
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