I am having a terrific Thursday. I have run already I have cleared a few home administrative issues I am in midstream of resolving a challenge to give to someone in need and I am heading to get my Jan challenge in before lunch!
Carve out what is most important to you first, then allocate your day to others! I promise you and they will be better for this decision!!
Pounds lost: 0.0
Fitness Minutes: (67,845) Posts: 3,928 1/15/12 1:05 P
Just an idea that has helped me along...a little visualization can go a very long way. I have a few motivational quotes and photos that I keep at my desk at work (you could have in your purse, on the fridge, bathroom mirror, wherever) that when I am in a funk I read and look at. One of the photos is of myself at a very healthy lean point. Knowing that I have been there makes me want to get there again. I also have a photo of myself in plain view all the time at one of my heaviest weights...to remind me that I don't want to be that way ever again. I spent last year running the mantra through my head when I worked out etc. "This is MY year. I WILL do this for ME!"
When it got tough I thought of those pictures and quotes...and I said sometimes out loud (seriously yelled it while running down the street once) "THIS IS MY YEAR!"
Motivation can be easier said than done, but this really was helpful to me. It didn't always work, but there were days that it carried me through the work out or helped me pass up on food I wasn't really hungry for.
I found the best way for me to stop the bad self talk was to try to turn the tables on my mind by asking myself would you say that out loud to someone else? If the answer is no then I tell my mind to be quiet and try to change either what i am doing or my environment and that has worked for me. Best wishes in the challenge
Just checking in....today was a good day for both food and working out...felt balanced and in control.
Sometimes I think I am going crazy, though, as yesterday my "self-talk" was so BAD and I felt so defeated. It's amazing what a difference a day can make sometimes. I feel back on track and stronger again.
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