Friday, February 15, 2013
Each morning, my children's class starts the day saying the following:
i have faith in myself
I have faith in my teachers
I respect my duties and responsibilities
I respect others and seek their respect
I have self-respect
I have self-control
I can learn if I study hard
I will learn because I will study hard
I love myself and loving myself I'll be myself and know myself
I believe I will achieve. I will succeed
This is such a powerful (and empowering) way to start the day, Often on my walks, I've found myself repeating this creed -- so many of the sentiments are directly applicable to the weight loss journey. And, this time, I honestly do believe I will succeed.
It's easy to get bogged down by the slow everyday process. It's easy to get frustrated with the fact that success takes a conscious commitment every single day for a sustained amount of time. I'm not very good at finishing the things I start. This time has to be different. I have to find ways to maintain my motivation for the long term.
Taken as a whole, this is going to be one of the hardest things I ever will have done. But it will also be one of the most rewarding. I'm so ready to let go of always being the fat girl. I want people to see me for who- not what- I am. I want to live a big, exciting life, filled with adventures, and I don't want my weight to inhibit me from trying new experiences.
What are your biggest motivations?