Sunday, September 30, 2012
I am starting this new way of life that promises to improve my quality of life by making me healthier, thinner, more energetic, and happier. This sounds great and I'm looking forward to overcoming the many challenges that I know lay ahead of me. Only I'm not sure how I'm going to overcome them and I feel anxious about it. My first big challenges are drinking 8 cups of water and get some form of exercise for a least 10 minutes a day. But I can't stop my mind from racing ahead to challenges I haven't even come to yet... like how am I going to afford to eat healthy with my current budget... and how will I be able to feel good about not eating something that everyone else seems to be enjoying and that some folks are even encouraging me to take part in. But this forward thinking is part of who I am, I do it in all areas of my life. I am always trying to cross bridges I haven't even come to yet. Many people value this quality as a virtue... and in some areas of life it is. But in this instance, I find it to be more of a vice or hinderance. Actually, I'm sure that a big part of the stress I deal with daily is due to this as well. I believe my biggest challenge throughout all of this is going to be overcoming my own mind, my own way of thinking. Wow, it seems as if it should be easy for one to change their own thoughts. But it isn't. I know I'm not the only one in this boat. I am interested in learning how others have calmed their thoughts, changed the negative to positive, and have maintained focus on being the person they want to be... both inside and out. I will also post any insight that comes to me personally throughout my journey. Right now, I plan to do what needs to be done inspight of myself... or perhaps just to spite myself- lol.