Wednesday, February 03, 2010
I haven't blogged about this for a while. I've been working on loving my "sexiness". I have been trying to find it and embrace it. I have TONS of new undies and nighties. And really, although I do have a boyfriend, the truth is, wearing them makes me feel sexy for ME! I've been wearing more make-up (well, wearing it more often). Doing my hair with a little more time consumption. And, I finally found my SKINNY JEANS! Oh Yeah! Last pair, in my new smaller size, at (of all places) Target! I rock those things!
For the month of February, I've been thinking back to a very dark year in my life. It was the first year after my divorce. I was about to face (duh, duh, duhn) Valentine's Day--all alone. I didn't want to be feeling like a victim, all sad and pouty. So, I planned a very "romantic" night for myself. Doing all the things that I like and that fill me with joy. I bought food I liked, set a fancy table, lit candles, had a lovely wine, cooked my fabulous food, ate it, and watched romantic movies. I celebrated romance.
I also took the time to write myself a Love Letter. I have kept that letter all these years. (It's been 7) I still go to it and use it as a reminder of everything that is so wonderful about me. As I wrote the letter, I went "out of my body/mind" and thought about it as if I were writing to my very best friend. There is no criticism in it. Only love.
I challenge you to write your own this year. Post it on Valentine's weekend. Let's celebrate love and romance.
Are you in?
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
I always forget this. I know action creates motion, but it is also the first step of SUCCESS!
Even if I ate sucky, snapped at someone, didn't finish all my To Do list, if I did a set of jumping jacks or 10 minutes of cardio, or drank 8 glasses of water--I have done good.
And, it does seem to make the momentum to keep doing more good.
On my worst days, when I'm sitting on the couch at the end of the day feeling sorry for myself--if I do one strength exercise rep--I feel immediately better. If I come up with one positive choice I did that day--My attitude perks up!
We can do this! We can turn our lives around! We already are successful!
Friday, January 29, 2010
I am going to do the 28 day plan from The Spark. I'm going to sign up on the book bonus page and I am going to do it! It starts Monday Feb 1 and goes the entire month. I am excited to have a goal, a program, support, and hopefully full health.
I'm currently only on chapter 4. There is a lot to take in and think about. Even though I've been on Sparkpeople for over a year, there is so much more I need to learn and absorb.
I have definitely begun to feel a routine and a lifestyle change. But, I still have the ability to slip into old habits when life throws me some curve balls. I need to really work on healthy methods of dealing with stress that can also become habits. And, I need to have a better game plan when I become sick. I have not been eating well, despite all the reminders to do so. I have gained weight.
My head goes to places I just can't fight when I am sick. The devil certainly knows our vulnerable points. And, well, he got to me these last two weeks. But I am feeling so amazing strong today (even though I am still a head of snot). I found a "happy" place in prayer and in reaching out to encourage others (even when I'm not feelin' it myself). Maybe when I'm sick, I need to cut myself some slack and simply support others. Celebrate others. Lord knows, you all have loved on me plenty during this weird sick phase. Thank you.
This is just a part of my journey. I love to learn. And even though I fear change a bit, I know that change is what makes me grow. I also know that next year at this time I will be smaller in size, stronger in my physical abilities, and a much improved emotional being. Knowing this keeps me going.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
How much more can I take? It feels like I will never recover! I am giving myself permission to take a break. To get better. To come back (next week) fully alive, fully motivated, fully breathing, fully charged, and ready to lose some fat, gain muscle, and be stronger and fabulously fit!
Now, just think happy, healthy, germ fighting thoughts.
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