Thursday, March 21, 2013
"Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice." Wayne Dyer
"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy." Norman Vincent Peale
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Benjamin Franklin
"Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing." Abraham Lincoln
SparkCoach today was about being motivated. Motivation is tough because either you are or you aren't and no one else can change that. Only you can motivate yourself. Now that is not to say that you can't be INSPIRED by others, which can increase your motivation! But motivation itself comes from within. We all make our choices to set our goals and work through them. There was a period during the past couple of years where I didn't have a lot of motivation. I didn't tend to my health and I let my body get to a point where things hurt and it was difficult to move. I was so busy playing with my computer and working all of the time, and I just didn't have the motivation to make the changes necessary to improve.
But finally, something was triggered in me and I have so much motivation! Now I am afraid of losing it. I have a big exam to study for and it will take almost 40 hours a week of studying...not to mention that this is the busy season for my job. And this will take about three or four months.
So, I am planning....how can I keep the momentum going? How can I continue on my journey to better health? I know that I will need to exercise at lunch time. I either will go for walks each day or I will join the fitness center at work. Food will be a bit more difficult as I spend quite a bit of time planning meals, shopping and cooking. So I am thinking of things that are very easy - we might be eating the same crock pot chicken for a month or two, or we might have to resort to some of the healthier convenience foods. My husband isn't much of a salad eater, but he might get some salad when the weather is warmer just because it is so easy to wash and cut veggies!
Frankly, I should have started studying a month ago but I have been Sparkin' big time and I love it! I love that I can wear smaller clothes, I look better, and most of all, I feel better! No more achy joints! I want to keep this ball rolling and I am going to do my best to make it happen!