Need to think "Mind over matter"

Friday, August 09, 2013

I just feel like I can't do it. I think it's kind of because I've started and stopped so many times. And when it comes down to it, I just feel like the little changes won't make a difference. Boy, I'm a Debbie Downer today. Sorry if you needed to read something uplifting....this definitely isn't it. LOL.

My 21 month old son is my bright spot every day, even when he's getting into mischief. I love that little guy. Today he picked up my cell phone, successfully dialed Dad, and then as soon as he heard the dial tone (I'm assuming) he started yelling, "DA-DAAAAAAAD!!!!!" directly into the phone. Every day he makes me laugh and smile and I want to be able to be there for him. On my worst days, just seeing him reminds me of why I keep to trying to be healthier. I think sometimes of the days when I ran cross country in high school. My coach would often yell, "Mind over matter!" when we looked like we were ready to give up. Once he did a visualization exercise with us before a big race and I saw myself running fast and doing well in the race, and guess what? When I ran the race, it was my best time ever. Maybe I need to keep thinking, "Mind over matter".
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    Not a downer post! When I look at my son, I say, "How can I be a good parent if I can't even take care of myself." That gets me off my tush in a hurry! :) You're doing great and your kiddo will be so proud of you. We all have moments of doubt when we need to refocus and remember just how far we've come in our journey. YOU CAN DO THIS!

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    1682 days ago
  • LETHA_
    Yes - get your mind in the game!
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    1682 days ago
  • CANDIK48
    Life is definitely a mind over matter thing. If you give yourself permission to think you can't, you'll never succeed. The same with giving yourself permission to succeed. Positive thoughts are crucial when faced with adversity. I tell myself every day I will not quit, I will not give up and I will not wallow my personal pity party or mourn for what isn't. Reinforce your goals with the decision to stick to them and give action to your thoughts. And every day you can be successful with that is another day closer to where you want to be!
    1682 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    I have found that changing my mind set was far harder to do than actually eating healthier and exercising. We just can't allow our minds bad habits take over any more. Your so right in telling yourself "Mind over Matter" Have a wonderful weekend.
    1682 days ago
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