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Strengthening My Control Weapons

Saturday, October 27, 2012

What a lovely week its been! And, I'm thrilled to find I truly believe that!

Life, once again, has just continued to throw crap at my husband and I...but the lovely part is that each of those problems approached in a calm and quiet manner revealed a fairly easy solution.

One of them hasn't, but I have faith that an answer will present itself in time.

I'm back to tracking my nutritional consumption and my fitness activities. For a variety of reasons I stepped away from SP for a bit....and promptly put on 20 pounds. I've been incredibly uncomfortable, panicked and angry with myself for allowing it to happen.

It occurred to me last weekend that I was feeling powerless against the "forces" that have been laying burdens and obstacles upon me. I was FEELING powerless, but I KNOW I'm not. Its time to start strengthening the areas in which I do have control.

My weapons of control:
Mindfulness
Positive Thoughts
Calm and slow responses
Good nutrition
Joyful movement
Restful sleep

So this week I focused on eliminating/reducing the foods I've come to understand elicit negative responses in my body: sugar, refined foods, alcohol. I tracked everything I consumed and celebrated the activities I found time to enjoy. I took time to sit quietly and breathe deeply. I used functional exercises to strength train my body in a practical manner. I ensured that my body and mind had a good long time to heal through sleep.

The result? I have been seeing myself in a more positive light. I've been laughing more. My pants buttoned more easily yesterday. I've felt lightness and joy in my heart. I've addressed some difficult problems this week and begun to explore viable solutions.

Its good to be back on a positive path. Its good to be back in the Spark world.

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  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LW8843 10/29/2012 2:41PM

    Sounds like you are on the right track. Keep it up!

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MARATHONMOM26.2 10/29/2012 2:11PM

    Right on! I think immersion in this community is key to staying on track and I'm right back here with you. Together we can achieve our goals!

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/27/2012 7:39PM

    welcome back what a positive uplifting blog you are doing everything right sleep is so important and many people forget that. I hope you find your answers .

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3G1RLS4ME 10/27/2012 10:20AM

    Welcome back, you can lose that weight again. ;)

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