Hi Spark Friends!
Well I see other do this Day One, two, three thing, so I guess I will see if it works to just keep a journal going each day. I know it will help.
"Take a minute today to collect all the negative thoughts or feelings you've been experiencing this week. In one deep exhale, let them all leave your body and mind for good. What could you accomplish without the negativity in your life?"
Well this task hit the nail right on the head, because I was struggling this week with a lot of negativity and even wrote a blog about whether or not I was worthy to even keep on pushing. The conclusion I come to was that I am worthy of anything that I set my mind to. If I can push to accomplish that task than that makes me worthy... right? I have earned that worth. So the task asks "What could you accomplish without the negativity in your life?"
1.) I could smile at myself in the mirror again!
2.) I could get this weight off for good!
3.) I could stop down talking myself about myself!
4.) I could teach my son the best of a positive attitude, AND teach him by action, not just with words!
5.) I could make my marriage stronger than ever!
6.) I could make my business soar!
7.) I could wake up each day and know that I CAN do anything I set my mind to!
8.) I could be happy!
Once you think you "could" you can turn that into, I CAN, and I DID...
Later, we will explore what I DID do...
Write 1-3 sentences about the highlights (or most challenging situation) from the past day...
The most challenging situations for the past few days is the balance between the business and my weight loss.
I begin each day with the motivation to stick to it, and by the end of the day I do not want to cook, so I eat just anything. OR I miss eating throughout the day because of being so busy, that I am famished at night and eat too much. OR we are out so much that we just swing through a drive through.
AND we began a workout program at a gym and only went once because the week got so busy we missed every day after.
I know I will find the balance, but it's taking patience and determination. One I have, the other I am working on. (SEE LATER I MAKE SITUATIONS VOWS TO CHANGE THESE CHALLENGING SITUATIONS)
My Values were a bit too balanced today. But not too bad over all. (was about to use an excuse that I ate my husband's pizza because he gave me that puppy dog look, which made my fat intake too high for the day) BUT I won't give that excuse, LOL... I ate it, it's no fault but my own, and the following picture which I got in my Spark Coach, was a good lesson for me today:
CHALLENGING SITUATIONS VOW: I vow to set my eating for the entire day first thing in the morning. I will already know what I have planned for the day and will make sure that I am already situated to eat properly no matter the situation I might face that day. This also will help me to not overeat because I will stick to the days eating and be done. I am making allowance in my eating to allow for a craving, (as I do not believe in ignoring cravings, no matter what they are, this only leads to the feeling of deprivation and can lead to binging later on), I have prepared for those though, I have healthy substitutes for sweet and salty, and have lots of veggies if I get hit with the nervous eating thing.
I walked some today just going to Wal-Mart and such, but not really counting that... today was my day off from workouts.
CHALLENGING SITUATIONS VOW: Tomorrow I vow to get up early and try and hit the gym first thing. I say try because we have been warned that the gym is fairly busy first thing in the morning and getting on some equipment may not be easy. But I am going to try. We do have a back up plan if it's not a go in the morning. We have decided to cut off our relax time at 8:30 pm and hit the gym in the evening. (This omits the challenge we have had of trying to fit in the workouts during the day when school, and business/work gets in the way)
So, I am setting goals, and planning ahead... setting myself up for success, not leaving it to chance and failure!