Tuesday, August 07, 2012
I've always talked to myself. It might be weird, but it's just a part of me. Now I realized how my talking to myself it actually helping me. The other morning the alarm went off way too early. I am not a morning person, but I force myself to get up earlier than everyone else in the house just so I can have a little me time before I get pulled in 5-10 different directions. Well, lately the plan is to spend that 'me time' in some sort of excercise. This has been the plan many times over the years, but it got old real quick. Then something changed. The other morning, when that darn alarm went off I was so tired I could have easily slept for another 2 hours. But instead, as I laid there I started talking to myself. Three weeks earlier, I had printed out about a dozen motivational pictures/sayings and posted them stratigically around my house. That morning in bed I visualized those pictures and started talking...'Next year you'll wish you had started today'....'Someone who is busier than you is working out right now'...and my new favorite 'Sometimes you just have to pull up your big girl panties and do it whether you want to or not'. It worked!! I got out of bed. I went to the closet and saw another pictures...'Enjoy this beautiful day'. So I did as I went for a 3 mile walk. When I came back, I grabbed my water and saw the pictures on the fridge...'Like mother like daughter'...'Who is counting on you to be your healhiest'. I have several others on mirrors, in my kitchen, around my treadmill and Total Gym. It's really sinking in. Whenever I get the feeling like I want to skip my exercise or grab somthing unhealthy I talk to myself. For too long I was saying all the wrong things to myself...tearing down instead of building up. I realize I have to be my own coach and cheerleader. Sometimes I feel a little crazy, but this morning when my husband gave me a wink and a smile as he grabbed my pants to see how loose they were hanging, I knew it is all worth it!