Monday, July 09, 2012
There is only today - what are you going to do with today?
I have viewed myself for so long as fat, out of shape, a blob, if you will - I overlooked that I could change at any minute I wanted to - I could change what I was doing and how I viewed myself.
I once told my former trainer that I could not go for a walk because I ate chocolate.
He said, "what?"
I didn't get that they were 2 different ACTIONS. He pushed me out the door for my walk.
Being fat is not who I am UNLESS I choose the behaviors that keep me obese,
I choose to walk
I choose to eat healthy
I choose to go to therapy
I choose the person I am
and drumroll, please....
I choose to be the person I am becoming every day by the actions I take...
Do or not do. The choice is yours. There is no yesterday.
Friday, June 22, 2012
I did a little shopping last night - mostly because I have a casual work function today during lunchtime and it has been sweltering. I work at a semi-conservative place so shorts, and jeans are out.
I bought a couple of things to wear, and it started me thinking about a long forgotten item in my closet: THE COAT.
I bought it a while back - a long while back - I didn't live in my house when we bought it and that is going on 3 years.
I remember splurging on it (around $200). It's been in my closet now for years. I am going to wear this fall. I mean it, I am going to wear it. It's been too snug to be comfortable but it is my new incentive. I am going to get into that freaking coat!
I never thought I would be dreaming of wearing a coat on a hundred degree day!
Thursday, June 21, 2012
If I can trust myself to handle my own body and care for it in a way that is nurturing and good for my health, I will succeed.
If I trust that I am a good person, kind, compassionate, loving towards others, then I will not question every little motive when someone says or does something nice for me.
If I trust that all things happen for the greater good, I will be patient in waiting for the right outcome, instead of hurrying things along and insisting on my own way - even if - in the long run it may not be the best choice for me or for anyone.
It's hard to trust. It takes a lot of exercise to teach that trust muscle. It is something I am still working on, and may always work on.
For now, though, just for today, I am trusting in my abilities, and leaning on my higher power (God) to pull me through when I am weakest. I will not turn to food for comfort, or use it as a means of hiding my self perceived inadequacies. I will use food only to nourish my body without the need for it standing in for something else. I will believe that I can direct my actions to provide myself with what I need. I trust myself that I can do this!
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I'm told this is Jeff's idea - make your run (or walk) mailbox to mailbox or landmark to landmark - you pick whatever it is. Good for you, Jeffy! I'm sure it's a great book, and one day when I am ready, I'll whip that puppy out and become a true believer.
Let me say this. Mailbox to mailbox. Nope. Not today. It was scorching hot out there. I made it shadow to shadow. Shade to shade. Seriously, it felt boiling hot. Who was wearing winter pants? (albeit MATCHING, well-coordinated pants) but hotter than you know what. Geez!
At one point, I decided to sit on a cement slab bench. Are you kidding me? How does cement conduct heat? I thought I was going to cool my rear with a nice little icy break. NO! It felt like I was being branded, only warmer, and I did hop off that bench mighty quick! Yowsa!
I had a planned outing for today - and was meeting up with 2 staff members that I was buying a thank you lunch - they picked the place but it was filled with excellent healthy choices. I stopped by for a couple of errands while I was out, but the heat was stifling! Yes, I know it was not even technically summer yet! Ha ha!
I enjoy the heat, but I melt under its rays. Shady spot to shady spot - shadow to shadow. I got an extra walk in and came home tonight and did the Wii. Woo hoo.
Glug, glug, glug,....no problem getting in the water today.
Keep cool, sparkies!
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