Saturday, February 20, 2010
I grew up with that old chestnut ~ "If you haven't got anything nice to say, don't say anything at all." There were a couple times this week when this saying came up. The best, though, was while I was getting a massage on Friday.
I was "spreading the Spark" to my new massage therapist as we chatted on & on about how we've both lost 35lbs, and how much we enjoy working out now, and eating healthy, and making time for ourselves as a priority and how SparkPeople has been key to my success. I was also sharing my frustration with the fact that I've been on a weight loss plateau for the past SIX WEEKS (ever since I began strength training). I spoke about how I know all the positives that are still happening in my life, even when the scale doesn't cooperate. And yet, even knowing these things, I've been beating myself black & blue over the lack of weight loss.
My massage therapist shared a lovely, wise thought. She suggested that I practice not saying negative things to/about myself. Don't too many of us engage in negative self talk? I certainly do! I'm a believer that what you put out to the Universe you receive in return. As much of an optimist as I am, in general, I've been pretty negative about my own progress (or perceived lack thereof).
So, new daily goal for Michelle. If I haven't got anything nice to say about myself, then I'm not going to say anything at all! Need to add that to my Fast Break goals! Today, I can check that little box with pride!