Last night, I was reading an article on Health Magazine under the section Healthy and Happy - 9 Ways to Silence Your Inner Critic*. One of the "rules" suggested to ask yourself the question: What would your Best Friend Say? - or if you would not say it to your friend, don't say it to yourself.
I want to take this blog to thank my many Sparkfriends, who take the time to send me positive encouragements (via goodies, on my sparkpage or as a reply to an updated status), who are providing advices and to my Sparkfriends who take the time to write blogs that are inspiring me to not give up, not be too critical and who are telling me to give myself a brake - and I need it at time! Sparkfriends are my best friends when it comes to healthy positive motivation!
I like the idea of CGG111 - Adding not subtracting! (comment on my previous blog...) Thanks for the tip... I will keep it in mind. I will certainly start with adding some sleep - that will improve my mood!
One other tip suggested by the article is to "Try the Power of Possible Thinking"!
Quote : " "We feel a lot of pressure to turn it all around and make it positive," Chansky says. "But research has found that when you're down and out and force yourself to say positive things to yourself, you end up feeling worse." That's because our internal lie detector goes off. She suggests a technique called possible thinking, which involves reaching for neutral thoughts about the situation and naming the facts. "
So, putting these recommendations into practice, my best friend would say - in possible terms (and you did!!!): " You had a bad day and broke your streak. So what! You are back on track the next day, tracking and you know what to do to make it work."
I believe in this one! (from InspirationalQuoteSS)
So my Monday recap is:
Food: on track! In range day 1 ?
Exercise: despite my lower back pain (so no running) I did 45 min of stat bike and 1 hour class of restorative yoga! (and got a massage too) I am feeling better...
My Monday Mantra was:
Mindful (M) + Eating (E) + Now (N) + repeat all day (DAY) = MENDAY!
Lastly, I need to be open to possibilities! A plan is just a plan until it fails, then you adapt and move on... I came home after my massage and my DH knew I would not feel like cooking so he prepared chicken with corn and rice. I have to say that he was worried that I would not be happy about that ... On this one, I am thankful that he prepared dinner tonight and that we did not follow "my plan". More so, it was really good, healthy, within range and I did not have to buy it or make it!
In a few hours, I am picking my daughter at the airport. She is visiting for a few days; I have not seen her in 3 months. This should be good, really good. I will make it good so we will have positive memories for the next few weeks to come until her next visit!
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