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Encouraging Others Encourages You

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It has been my experience that when I am a little low on motivation or energy, that encouraging others and counting your blessings really helps me and also spreads a little much needed enthusiasm. I wanted to pass on something that has helped me greatly.....

Guard your motivation jealously. - do not let anything disrupt your flow. I have found that the guilt from eating a "no-no" is far more distructive than the actual calories consumed. While it is not my habit to cheat because I really WANT the more nutritious foods, once in a while I do hop on the no-no wagon. When I am doing the best I can and working hard, the calories from a slip up can always be worked off. When guilt from the slip up touches your motivation, it will strip our ability to make future progress. Simply put, I dont beat myself up anymore for no-no's or missed workouts because I was exhausted from the shift work etc.... so long as I am not making excuses or making it a habit. I know that tomorrow is another day and I can do better for myself.

Create a trophy room. - I simply keep track of my victories and remind myself of how far I have come and what a great job I have done improving my life, one day at a time. I am far from complete, but boy I have sure come a long way. Remind yourself of your hard won victories and the blues will have to go. emoticon
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    Thank you for reminding of this.

    I got started on my journey and was really upbeat, but then got hit with some pretty discouraging things in my life. (Isn't that always the way it goes when you try to make a change?)

    Anyway, I decided when I saw you for the first time today and read your Attitude Mass Index blog, that I would go back to the beginning of your blog and read my way through it.

    Thank you so much for all the encouragement and insight you bring.

    I will definitely create a trophy...something. Maybe it will just be a trophy shelf or wall for now, but someday it will grow to be a room.


    1174 days ago
    WOW....I REALLY needed to hear this (or read)!!!! Yes, the guilt is far more harming than the actual calories....mostly, because it bring on MORE calories if I let it get to me. Thank you sooo much for helping with this. I may even print this out with your permission & post it on the fridge.
    Thanks again.
    2006 days ago
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