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The ABCs of Loving Yourself - N

Monday, January 09, 2012

"Never say never. You're looking in the mirror moaning, 'I will never lose this weight.' You know what? You're right. With that attitude, you won't make any changes at all. You'll settle, thinking there's no hope, and you'll be unhappy. If you believe you can change something, you can. Never say never."



Watch your self-talk. We have a bazillion thoughts in our head every single day, so it can be hard to filter out what you're telling yourself. Bringing awareness & then changing my self-talk helped me by leaps & bounds. If you think you can, you can!

What do you believe you can change?

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GAYEMC 1/9/2012 5:54PM

    Funny how I'm always calling people on their negative self talk, but I catch myself doing it too often.

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KCSLADY 1/9/2012 12:27PM

    Self talk is the motivator for those who succeed, and the detractor for those who fail. You're right.

Each of us needs to remember, "I'm a person too. Would I talk to a friend like I talk to myself?"

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The ABCs of Loving Yourself - M

Saturday, January 07, 2012

"Motivate yourself. You are the best motivation tool you have. Other people might encourage you, but only YOU can really motivate yourself. Do whatever you have to to remind yourself how great you are. Read books. Get off the couch. Talk to friends. Do whatever you have to to motivate your inner desire for self love."



Motivate ebbs & flows. You're not going to have it everyday. Sometimes thought sparks motivation starts action. Sometimes it's the other way around. Just keep at it!

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CEKER9 1/8/2012 3:38AM

    Thanx for the motivation... I think I'm done with words (or I should say my time is done for words) and it's time for action... argh! Maybe I should try B-A-L-A-N-C-E... balance, hummm what a concept! It would be helpful to combine the thought and action! I Can do it!!!

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APIRLRAIN888 1/7/2012 7:03PM

    So true that is y it work this time around

1. No more babies
2. No more excuses
3. Found something I liked running
4. Found outlet that worked SP

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KATHY024 1/7/2012 5:52PM

    Your words are so true....I'd like to add something that has really helped me.....

I read this the other day and have not been able to get this out of my head. I have spent years doing just the oppisite.

This phrase has really helped when my husband gets out the "Mrs. Sees' chocolates" !!

Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!!

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The ABCs of Loving Yourself - L

Friday, January 06, 2012

"Let go of your past. You were a size two in high school. Sure, that's super, but you're not in high school anymore. Remind yourself that this is where you are now. You may have been something else in the past -- thinner, prettier, more muscular -- but here you are now. In the present. Love who you are right now."



Quick! List 5 things that you love about yourself right NOW. Here are mine:

My smile
My eyes
My legs
My friends & family
My determination to create my happiness

Quick! List 5 things from your past that you WILL let go of. Here are mine:

Beliefs that I don't deserve to have my wildest dreams come true
Beliefs that I'm not good enough
Lingering anger or resentment towards those closest to me
Guilt for things that were never my fault

What are your 10 things?

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APIRLRAIN888 1/6/2012 12:30PM

    5 thing I love

My smile
My body (gasp lol)
My family
My determination and stubbornness ( yeah it came in handy at last)
My attitude, new me

5 thing I will let go

Hang up about Peak me at 156
Let go of my silly fears and reservation (2012 is try new things yr)
Saying No!!!!!
Scared OLD ME will come back to reclaim my brain
Other ppls problem (your enough already)

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The ABCs of Loving Yourself - K

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

"Keep thinking positively. Ah, my favorite! Keep thinking positively -- no matter what. So you gained 5 pounds. So you got an terrible haircut. So what. Keep thinking positively! No matter how bad you feel about yourself, there is always something good. Focus on the good, the positive, and push the negative from your mind."


Sometimes easier said than done! Changing your thoughts is like working a muscle - you gotta keep at it. Practice & repetition are key to mastering anything, including your own thoughts.

Do an exercise with me. Grab a piece of paper & write out a negative thought (& yes, I do mean write it w/ a pen!). Look at it & take a deep breath. Now CROSS IT OUT! Look at it & take another deep breath. Turn it around & write the opposite. Say your new phrase to yourself & celebrate!

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CEKER9 1/4/2012 10:50PM

    Great exercise!!! Thanx for sharing!

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KNH771 1/4/2012 1:28PM

    I need to work on the positivity lately. Thanks for the exercise. I did it and it made me smile. emoticon

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HILLRUNNER 1/4/2012 1:10PM

    Good words and thanks for the positive slant.

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APIRLRAIN888 1/4/2012 12:21PM

    So true first yr here I forbid myself from writing any neg
I realize the fault in that... But now I aim to share neg in positive way
Sharing and hearing sp share my struggle
Learning about solutions

Faster learning curve

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12 for 2012

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Here are my goals for this year. What are yours?

- I proudly wear a bikini in public on vacation
- I weigh 115-123 lbs OR have 18-20% BF
- I meditate 5x/week for at 5+ mins (260x/yr)
- I carry $500 max between both credit cards at any time
- I teach Turbo Kick at 24 Hour Fitness
- I stay logged off of IM at work
- I'm excited to see 2+ movies at Cinetopia w/ DH (fancy theater w/ amazingly large seats). AKA Date Night!
- I practice grounding, centering & shielding exercises 5x/week (260x/yr)
- I clean my bathrooms at least once monthly
- I have tried reiki healing & kundalini yoga at least once
- I go to tune-up counseling quarterly
- I have completed 2+ units of Rosetta Stone Spanish

Time to Do More in 2012!

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FITGIRL15 1/4/2012 12:38AM

    Ohhh... Rosetta Stone Spanish!!! I want to get that toooo!!! You have reminded me!!! THANKS!

I really like that your goals are NOT only about physical fitness & health, but also financial and spiritual!! I am so glad I read your blog, Z!

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KNH771 1/3/2012 10:38PM

    Nice goals!

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FINDINGMEIN2012 1/3/2012 10:27PM

    I really like the variety of goals you have set! Sounds like the start of a great year!

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HOLLYL7 1/3/2012 8:05PM

    Very cool goals!

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CBAILEYC 1/3/2012 5:59PM

    Nice! I like the diversity of your goals. You can absolutely make these happen!

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