Tuesday, June 25, 2013
It starts with one small step. I never mean to do it, but the moment arrives and I go off the deep end. It happens too often and I need to relax and understand that the temptation will be there. After all, it is a weakness in me. My weaknesses will either make me stronger or deplete me of all victories. Which will it be today?
Yesterday I allowed myself not to follow the SparkCoach and ended up not blogging. Now I could make that the start of something unproductive and continue to slide one area at a time, or... I could blog today and build on this area to become stronger and more dedicated. I choose to build.
Day 15 was not one of my best in more ways than not blogging. I lost it with a student yesterday. I can reason it away and say that I am tired of people taking precious time for granted. Or I could say that young people need to listen more and see that teachers want what is best for them and will not lie to them. Something I am sure they are not used to at home. But I need to stop. Count to ten and realize that some of the young people live in horrid conditions at home. They are not given limits at home and therefore, think it is okay to say what they feel, do what they want, and disrespect others. After all, they do it at home and get away with it.
It is up to me to live out the Sparkpeople way of life. Explain how everyday can be full of opportunity and woohoo moments. One set back does not mean the end unless I allow it to be. It is my response to setbacks that make me stronger or weaker. I must be an example no matter what.
So, I say goodbye to Day 15 and all that I chose for it to be. Hello Day 16. I welcome you and look forward to the opportunities to be obedient to God, track my food and activity level, and become a healthier me. It's gonna be a great day!