Friday, March 02, 2012
Well, folks, my third week on SparkPeople ended on Tuesday. I lost and gained half a pound this week. At least I didn't gain any more than that.
I'm not trying to make excuses, but decided to work on some things that came up in the past week, week and a half: (I also decided to turn every negative into a positive)
1. Reduce Stress levels.
Finding a job is hard work. I thought I found one and it didn't work out, I ended up turning down the job. There are so many things I want to do, but I don't have money for. I want to: Join a gym, take Zumba classes, save to visit my grandmother in France... I need to relax and understand that God has something bigger planned for me.
*Positive way of looking at it: I have more time for taking care of myself.
I was also in a car crash and the guy who hit me became angry that I called the insurance company, and is now refusing to make a statement. He said he wanted pay for the repairs out of pocket, but the damages look like the repairs will cost more than the car is worth.
*Positive thought: I get to walk more.
2. Avoiding temptation:
I gave into temptation this week, the biggest one being ice cream, soda, and burritos. I gave up soda for lent, but it is way easier said than down! I just need to stay away, and pretend that they don't exist when I look inside the fridge or freezer.
*Positive thought: My parents love me enough to keep the fridge full and don't ask me to pay for food / rent / utilities / etc.
3. Use the message boards more often:
I get encouraged by the message boards, but tend to get lazy when it comes to checking them out. Maybe, I should try to view one message board for every job application I submit?
*Positive thought: There are people who are struggling just like me. They take the time to show up and encourage others, so I should too.
4. Changing my fitness goals.
When I was doing somewhat well, I changed my fitness goals so that my strength training and cardio were on alternating days. That is working out fine. But, I also doubled the amount I do. I decided to change my fitness goals and take it one step at a time.
*Positive thought: I learned what my body can handle at the moment.
5. Change my way of thinking.
I need to change the way I view my body and my overall self. I need to gain confidence and learn to not let my nerves or discomforts show. I also need to like what I see when I look in the mirror, and not see mirrors as an enemy.
I also decided to write a motivational or inspirational quote on the mirror in my bedroom. I guess We will see if this helps any, it will at least get me to look in the mirror more often.
This week's quote came from another blog that really inspired me:
"Never give in, never give up. Always get up one more time"