Thursday, May 10, 2012
Today may not be the picture perfect day for some and this week may have not been my favorite but something inside is starting to click, the positive is ruling over the negative voice in my head. Even when I find myself saying, “ I didn’t get my steps yesterday or I didn’t do my yoga last night”, this voice is not followed by punishment or self loathing, just the need to do what I can when I can. To seize the opportunity when it arises, like I know I still have the weekend to get my steps for the week and I already have a day planned in the park or my trip at lunch to walmart. I figured it is a big store and I need some stuff and lunch why not go there and get my errands done and get some of my lunch time walk instead of sulking about it raining and not getting my full one. One mile in the store is better than no mile and certainly better than the sour outlook I could have carried further into the week. I am not perfect, my family and friends aren’t either. The world and the weather can’t always be perfect either but we can chose to focus on the good instead of dwelling on the bad. I know it is hard when the rain makes your head or your hip hurt (both in my case) or you had a fight with someone you care about but it is how we deal with it that really matters. We can chose to hold on and be unhappy or move forward, we can try to fix things and be positive or dig our heels in and be unhappy. It is our decision and that is where we really win or lose. If we get back up and brush ourselves off and vow to do better next time, great! If we lay there in defeat then we are defeated. I decided this week is not going to define me and I will not quit, I may not get all the workouts in I planned but life happens when we are making plans. I will move more next week and I will one day reach this goal, I will take it one day at a time and I will get there.
During lunch, I found that even though my pants are soaked right now and I had lunch alone that I felt extremely proud of my resourcefulness in getting errands done a walk and picking a healthy option for lunch, I even had ten minutes before work started again to enjoy a few pages of my new Charlaine Harris book. I had a good lunch, even with the rain and the wetness and that one not so significant thing will follow through my day. You can be proud of little things too, they don’t have to be a huge thing. So what the scale didn’t move, you drank your 8 glasses of water all week, that is an accomplishment and I am going to focus on those instead of my failures from here on out. So here goes…