Sunday, February 13, 2011
Today I pat myself on the back for practicing assertiveness and not giving up or backing down in the face of an Administrative blunder. My partner handles the bills usually, but...I discovered a bill from the Mega Global Corporation, Telstra. They have been charging us $30 a month for an account we requested to be cancelled in 2009. Unbelievable!
It has taken me from 9 am when I realised until 11.30 am to sort this out. I have spoken w reps from around the world, have been cut off x 3 times, redirected wrongly 5 times, etc, etc.
I was finally offered 6 months reimbursement, I then said, thank you but I want 12 months at least. I was very polite and friendly and I got it.
That is an example of "fall down 7 times, get up 8!"
Thanks Spark, I never would have the self worth to do that before!
Tenacity, committment: finding my way over, around, under, through obstacles to my goals. Whatever those goals are, because I respect myself and love myself.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
So Sm-artgirl how is February treating you?
Excellently, thank you!
How you going with your break from drinking alcohol?
It has been pretty easy, especially because my partner agreed to stop also. (A first for him!) I am grateful to be with someone who quietly supports my goals by his actions.
We did have one glass of white wine with the dinner I cooked for his mum on Wed, but that is ok, it was a heat-wave evening here, I thought about it & I enjoyed it!
How about your 10 k training this time around?
Awesome!! Today I completed day 1 of week 4 - that is when you run 8 minutes, walk 1 minute, repeat 4 times. Not so hard- ran all the way to our local growers market, along the creek with my 8 month old puppy, Scout.
A gorgeous, not too hot, Saturday, met my 6yo & partner & explored the chickens, the fruit trees, the market stalls.
Returned home played w 6yo & his friend whilst clearing out some clothes drawers!
Wrote out a new art idea, with a little drawing.
Did a little shrubbery sculpting (!)
Cooked up a spectacular dinner of baked cauliflower with turmeric & olive oil together with more roast veggies mostly from our garden!
Watched The Last Air Bender on DVD, homemade popcorn (just a handful for me!)
Are you getting enough sleep? Enough water?
Yes to both! Tracking, especially my sleep.
Also learning about portions and tracking every loving mouthful of nutritious, delicious food that I choose to eat.
All in all Feb is Fab!
How is your February today?
Saturday, February 05, 2011
I am inspired to post partially in response to Yoovie's blog "Today Is The Day" & partially for the Positivity Challenge Team.
I have tendency to get stuck in my head or my emotions, not taking concious action.
Choices I make moment by moment create who I am.
This is what I've done since the begining of Feb:
Stopped drinking alcohol (just for feb...).
Created a new vision collage.
Ditched my old gym & joined the local Ymca, did yoga there- all in one day!
Stayed on track with 10 k training.
Measured every possible body part, including neck circumference.
Tracked every lovin' mouthful.
And this is just the first week of da month- watch out world!
ps: reward: buy new running shoes end of month
Yoovies blog: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
Positivity Challenge: www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Some of us eat when nervous, depressed or anxious.
Well kind of.
I know this blog is NOT inspirational, I am risking telling how it is.
This is third night I crashed out with my little guy and then woke up around 2am 'til 5.
Then I can't get up 'til really really late.
This is unhealthy, compulsive, makes my day start late and I feel emotionally drained.
If I miss breakfast I don't feel nourished I just hang out not exercising or creating.
I feel so bad today.
The voices in my head last night were so mean & relentless. But I didn't listen to them.
My solution is to get up and play computer games 'til my computer crashes.
This is NOT sane or necessary.
I can make & achieve my goals, I am progress not perfection.
My mother is staying for Christmas my house is a riot of past activity, I want her to feel welcome & comfortable, she has entirely different expectations to me.
I see from writing this that I need to drop ALL ideas of perfection, get out of bed (it is past
1 pm!!!!!!) and go for my run.
Yep! Action is called for here!
Seize what is left of this wonderful day.
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