Sunday, March 22, 2009
* Enlarge your vision
* Develop a healthy self-image
* Discover the power of your thoughts and words
* Let go of the past
* Find strength through adversity
* Live to give; and
* Choose to be happy
Ok, I copied the above from another sparkmember's page as I found it to be so powerful. This is what I live by on a daily basis and just because I didn't write it, doesn't mean I can't live it.
Enlarging my vision happened today. I was walking my yellow lab Sunshine and a runner passed us. He was very toned and you could tell he was no newbie! I saw myself running like that. I saw my body. What a vision! To see me 50 lbs lighter and toned and running and breath in control with no panting. There was no weakness...strong and powerful. I liked it!
Hey! I was developing a healthy self image. I can see me just that way and so I will act as if I am already that way and have no fear when it comes to exercising in front of others. This is about me, not them and I want to have a healthier body.
There is a huge amount of power in our thoughts as they do forcast our future. For the next couple of weeks and as a practice for lent I will not speak negatively about my body. After a few weeks, this will become habit and I am going to bless my body and love my body and treat it with the best kind of care. My words will be nothing but kind and my feelings about my body will only be loving and proud of my progress. I can see the fat coming off my body and feel the cells that were sluggish fat cells be replaced by healthy cells with a healthier metabolism.
I can't change the past so why bother keeping some kind of score card about how long it is taking me to lose weight or how long it is taking me to be motivated, or 'should' myself for not being thin already. Now is the time and time is on my side and I thank God for the time I have to be good to myself and for my healthy body.
Strength through adversity is the muscle I am building every time I say 'no' to skipping exercise or for giving into unhealthy food. My muscle is increasing and my ease with my new way of living is habit and I like my new, improved way of living. Having a strong body and strong mind are my faith in action. If I don't have faith that I can take care of myself then I surely do not love myself. Loving myself couldn't be more important than 'now!; on the wings of change!' My body is changing and feeling better and my mind is more confident and I thank God I am alive and all is well!
It feels so good to give. We are all connected and nothing is more exciting than putting a smile on someone's face. I serve desserts some Sundays at church and seeing others socialize and smile really make me happy. I don't have to eat them to enjoy them. It really is fun being apart of an energy like that. We are all one!
Happiness is a choice. Life gets easier when I face it with a smile. I smile at myself in the mirror in the morning and tell myself I love being a beautiful child of God and thank God for my healthy body and find bliss in as much as I can. If I look and listen, I can see happiness in many situations. I can chose to not listen to the news and be apart of the gloom and doom. I can chose to play uplifting music and dance and sing. I can chose to have any kind of life and body too. "This is the day The Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!"
And so it is!