Monday, June 10, 2013
The first week of my June Journey is over and walking to work this morning I pondered my successes and disappointments. I am not using the word ‘failure’ as it is too negative and I want to stay away from that. I feel my biggest success was discovering the word ‘skillpower’. Since that time I have been doing a lot of changes to how I think about food, weight, exercise, happiness, emotions and more… I know that I have to ease up on the pressure I put on myself and have worked on that this past 10 days – I try very hard to stay positive in my thoughts and it has started to make a real difference. I have the knowledge of what I should do i.e. food choices/portions; exercise/sleep and by not stressing out I am actually trusting my brain to make the appropriate choice. Therefore, what I am finding is that I am making better choices.
That to me is skillpower. In making the right choices I am creating the opportunity to succeed in my ultimate goal of losing weight and getting fit. I have discovered that there are lots of different ideas I can use that measures success other than the scales – such as rearranging my closet. I don’t want to be so obsessed with thinking about food choices and instead rely on what I know is correct.
And… when I stepped on the scale Saturday – I was down 2 lbs. Funny though, I look at that number as just a secondary achievement to all the other things I did positive. The number on the scales is important – but it is not my first goal. My first goal is working to become a happier, healthier person with skillpower to enjoy each day to the fullest.
Have a wonderful week ahead! Gwen