Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I found something that really helps to put things into proper perspective, and to motivate me-anytime I feel like quitting, or think to myself "what is the use" I need to do the following (either at home or at the store):
--Find something that equals the weight that I have lost so far and lift it. Reflect on how heavy it is. Then, hold the object close to me, to figure out where I would "wear it".
This helps me to see that what I have done so far is not useless, or meaningless. It is real and it is HUGE!
--Find something that equals the weight that I still need to lose, and lift it. Reflect on how heavy it is. Really look at it and see that this is what I am carrying around with me everyday! And it's heavy!
It reminds me that this is what my bones have to carry around that's extra. And it reminds me how hard my heart has to work in order to deal with the extra weight. It makes it very easy for me to see just how important it is for me to be fit and healthy.
It helps me to really see what I am dealing with. When it comes to how much things weigh, or the volume of something, I am no good at figuring it out. I need to see it! This helps me, because it's right there in front of me!