Monday, April 01, 2013
April 1, 2013
This is from Spark Coach today:
“Today, imagine your "future self" giving your past (or current) self a hug. See your future self thanking your past self for having the courage to move forward in this healthy lifestyle journey. How does it feel to look back on your former self with new eyes?”
This really means a lot to me, as I have never seen things this way. I have always considered my past or current self to be the loser, striving to become the future self that will appear once I have reached my goals. Problem is, I never reach all my goals, so I never stop thinking of myself as a loser. This passage made it possible for me to see two things clearly. 1) I need to set more short-term goals as well as more attainable goals; 2) I need to really believe that my current self is the hero in this scenario, not the loser! It’s easier for me stay motivated if I believe it’s for a cause, and this visualization allows me to feel as if I am doing this for someone else – my future self!
That said, I’m feeling a bit stiff, sore, and out of sorts today. I only managed to stick with 1 ½ out of 3 of my daily goals yesterday, due to overdoing it the previous day as well as trying to work stair climbing into my program. Hmm, I guess if I were to add the stair climbing as another goal then I achieved 2 ½ of 4 which makes me feel better! After all, I have only been doing this (this time around) for a week, so that’s not bad at all. But the point is, I still haven’t got my workouts for the day figured out – out of sorts.
I’ll get there, and if have trouble I know I can always turn to my Spark Friends for help!