Monday, August 29, 2011
What I find most amazing about this new adventure, you know, the one where the penny finally dropped and I got my head around the fact that I was not TRYING to do this, I was actually DOING it, is the amount of ENERGY I have.
That's a great bonus. You see, I work at a computer most of the time. When I am not writing, I am knitting, another sedentary activity. Gardening and pottery get me moving, but I have to admit that many days the most I used to walk was from the computer desk to the bathroom and back. Now I am on the 5k Spark Challenge, and preparing to do a 5k with 2.7fumanchu in December.
Words cannot begin to express how pumped I feel about all of this? And have you seen the weight loss?!
In my work as a motivational coach, I teach people that what they think, they create. If they are focusing on trying to get out of debt, they are not likely to succeed, because they are focusing on the debt and the scarcity, rather than focusing on what they have, and using it to the best of their advantage.
It works with fitness too. I'd been focusing on how fat I was, how much I had to lose, how little exercise I was getting, and THAT was what I created! As soon as I shifted that attention onto what I could do, rather than what I couldn't, WOW what a difference!
I encourage everyone who is struggling to try this. Count your blessings, and when challenges arise -- because they will! -- look for the kernel of good that is hidden in them. I promise you it is there. Break the habit of negativity. Try it for a month. If it doesn't work, you can go back to your old ways. If your revelation is anything like mine has been, though, why on earth would you want to?!
Until next time, be blessed and have a great day!