Thursday, August 05, 2010
I left home a little early this morning which makes for a happier commuter. I don't dig getting up, but I do dig the less frantic traffic at the earlier hour. There are fewer cars, and it seems fewer people driving crazy, although that part could really be my imagination at work. Leaving earlier lets me drive at a more leisurely pace, not concerned about how fast everyone else is going and trying to catch up. Frequently I am a passer. This morning I was content to let everyone cruise on by.
My ability to choose my own road (pardon the pun) is something that is now completely apparent to me. When I was able to bypass the drive through last night (while I was picking up for my hubby was monumental for me. Logically in the past I could have done the same if I chose to --- but that's just it. I would almost always go along with whatever food choices anyone else would. I rarely consider myself the following sheep, but in this situation I usually stuck to the "whatever you want to do" scene. Leaving there without anything for me was extremely freeing last night. It was a choice. I could have had something....I just did not want it. WOO HOO!
Big u-turn click last night. I am easily and able to modify my situation to fit my life and my needs. This is just the lightbulb that turned on my success before. I was giddy when I realized it. I had a good day. I ate well, walked, prayed and sparked! Who could ask for anything more?
Happy day, sparkies! I'm going out for a quick walk before the humidity takes over the day!
I'm ready to make whatever adjustments I need to in order for things to work best for me!
Wishing you much success today!
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Hubby could not decide waht he wanted to eat tonight, so I picked his menu choice up for him on the way home from Burger King. What did I get? ,,,
Wait for it....
Nothing! I went home and made the broccoli with shredded chicken that I had planned for myself and LOOKED FORWARD to having today. I was alla bout my bad self today --- knowing that I can do this --- and I am doing it --- one step at a time --- but according to my plans....
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
Once upon a time in a land far away (Boston), a young lady (40 something) lost 70 lbs. by eating more healthfully than she ever had, and walking a few miles a week. She loved her time walking even though she had to deal with seeing bats fly around at night and nearly kicking a skunk one time in the early a.m. None of it mattered though; she was a happy camper.
Fast forward 5 years. She's in a new place and the losses have all added to gains and thensome. Changes, stress and excuses were all part of the same pattern that ended the enlightenment.
Not so fast. This is the return of the mojo: the same deep love and acceptance she created for herself. It's back.
How does she keep the mojo rolling forward: baby steps every day. Counting veggies among her biggest ally. Moving more and sitting less. Appreciating and accepting all that she has to offer and be assured that yes, she does have something to offer. Nowhere near perfect. Nowhere near failed misery. Flawed. yes, Unimportant. No!
On with the mojo. Walking, squatting, lunging, DANCING.
Mojo dances. Mojo just keeps on dancing.
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