Friday, August 17, 2012
I have renamed in awesomeness and challenges.
I realized the other day that I am getting better at countering my negative voice, but not giving enough credence to singing my own praises when I do things that are awesome.
This occurred to me as I was riding my bike to work, lamenting the fact (blasting myself) that I had not been doing much cardio.
Then I realized that was ONE way to look at it, the other way is:
WOW! you are biking! With a stress fracture you are still biking even though you could just throw in the towel for a few weeks. AND you are biking while carrying your fracture boot on your back to wear at work. You are great!
That was much more pleasant, so I started listing things that are awesome, and the things that made them, and my day, challenging. Note that I am NOT listing things I did wrong or ways to improve. Those go through my head enough. But not these other 2.
So this occurred to me the same day I started the free Sparkcoach trial, where they have you do it every day. So I've been doing it every day and it's been good.
My motivation is pretty good. And that is amazing considering the weekend I had. We got not so great news about my Dad's cancer, and our friend came into town on the 5th anniversary of her husband's (also our friend) murder in our neighborhood. It was an intense, sad weekend. On top of it all we didn't get much sleep which just makes everything worse.
But I mostly met my goals despite that, and am having a good week since.
I'm feeling motivated and inspired to keep working toward my goals, including working toward my goal weight, just 36 little pounds away.
Have a great weekend!!