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BL Lime - Week 8: Negative Thoughts

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I think this is a great challange because I think this is where we all need help and focus. I feel as though I'm a generally happy, fun-loving person, but I do constantly think negative about myself and bring myself down. A few things that I'd like to work on this week is 100% NOT saying anything negative about myself out loud. Like lately I've been saying that I'm fat a lot just because I feel so large because I haven't been exercising and doing what I should to stay healthy. I just feel really big and lazy right now and I'm disappointed in myself, but if I keep saying those things, it doesn't help me recover and get healthy again. I know that, but it's hard, so this week I'm going to work on that.

I'd also like to continue my pattern of always changing a negative thought to a positive. For example, if Im thinking " I REALLY don't want to exercise today. I'm so tired and I'd rather just sit here and read a magazine and relax" I'm going to tell myself "You know you'd actually feel better if you just got ready and went for a walk. It doesn't have to be an all out run today, but just get out and do something." Ususally in that situation I get out there and I end up running anyway...and going for a long time. It's just getting out there. :) I've tried to do that often, but it's difficult.

I'm also going to accept what I can do and work towards better. I'm a pusher and competitor with myself too often. It's a good thing, but to a point. When I start an exercise routine every day MUST be better than the last so eventually I get to a point where I'm TIRED and don't want to do the all-out exercise so I give up and get out of exercising. I KNOW that I do this and it's something that I really want to work on. I want to be able to tell myself that I can just go for a walk instead of running one day if I'd really like...and that's okay.

So, those are some things I'd like to work on this week.
I'm also going whole-heartedly back into these challanges. I can honestly say that I've probably been the worst one on our team for doing them lately. School has just been killin' me, but I'm back and I'm going to put 100% into the next 4 weeks, I promise team! :)
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    I love this blog I think we can all relate to being negative more then positive I am going to work on my blog soon I think it was a great challenge I all ready have my page done! we can do this!
    2798 days ago
    Great goal to get rid of the negative self-talk! It's a hard thing to do...but definitely doable! One thing that I did when I was stopping myself from negative self-talk was that every time that I caught myself being negative about myself was to consciously stop that thought (out loud or in my head) and then make sure that I think about something positive about myself. I can honestly say now that I tell myself more positive things than negative now and that I truly like who I am and, for the most part, what I look like. I'm not perfect and I have a lot of work on myself I want to accomplish...but who doesn't? This is my body and it's the only one I'm going to get, so I'm going to enjoy it! :)

    I totally hear you about the school making things hard! I feel the same as you! I'm really glad that my 2 classes are just about done, but I feel like a bad Lime because I haven't been around as much.

    2798 days ago
  • GLEN4536
    thank you for sharing, I feel the same way sometimes about working out, I walk a lot,that I like, hate the treadmill, I am 68 years young, I am also a cancer survivor
    So I do very well, but then the negativity, creeps back in, so I work on it every day
    I have lost at least 20 lbs since joining the spark, have 15 more to go ,
    sometimes it is hard to work everything in ,
    2798 days ago
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