Saturday, January 18, 2014
So, this is my first blog as a Maize Mountaineer! I am super happy and the team is very friendly and welcoming, thank you!
Now today I'm going to blog about a list of action words and what they mean to me. Here's the list:
Mindset ~ to me mindset is the place your mind has to be to be able to accomplish a task. Right now my mindset is exactly where I want it to be - knowing that I can do anything!
Support ~ support comes in all ways. I have a wonderful support system made up of my husband, five children, sister, best friend, and everyone I encounter on Sparkpeople. I'm lucky to have such a great support system.
Visualization ~ to me visualization means letting your mind think about how you will feel and look when you reach goal. So far I do not have a specific weight goal. When I became pregnant with my oldest child I weighed 138 lbs and I know I don't want to be that small - perhaps 170ish.
Acceptance ~ I do not worry about having the acceptance of others, I worry about being accepted by myself. As long as I love me I can do anything.
Obstacles ~ for me obstacles come in the form of dance class, Girl Scouts, swim lessons, and all of the other activities our kids do. As long as I can plan around these - which shouldn't be hard since they are scheduled - I can avoid the obstacles.
Time Management ~ recently I've added another (huge) item to my day. During the day I take care of my almost 1 yo, run errands, clean, exercise, and go to college online. Now I have to add homeschooling our four older children! Yikes! But with time management and scheduling I will be able to accomplish my daily tasks.
Beyond Comfort ~ this not only applies to exercise levels for me. My comfort zone needs to be expanded. I won't go places at certain times (like the Y) because I know school kids are there. I'm always afraid that they'll say something mean about my weight but I'll just have to keep in mind that they are children and I am working towards my goal. Oh and their parent should teach them some manners, lol.
Stress Management ~ With all that goes on during my day I can get stressed. Somedays are worse than others and some are not bad at all. I usually just try to roll with what's going on because if it's not in my power to change it I'm not going to stress. Now when I do get stressed I like to hibernate in my room and read or get some writing done.
Rewards ~ I do not want to reward myself with food. Instead if I have calories left and want something I'll have it and not feel bad. I haven't chosen any rewards to give myself and I have been thinking of this.
So those are my lifestyle action words and how I see them. After looking at them I think I'm going to have to get serious about my rewards!