Thank you for the article. The first tip about saying things to yourself that you wouldn't say to others was what I needed to hear. We cannot succeed if we are always negative and down on ourselves. So I am going to really tune in to positive thoughts for myself.
Great insights! I can see that this article touched a nerve. Maintaining a healthy perspective is such a key breakthrough. I am doing better at how I view temporary slip-ups--such as too many potato chips and other snacks over Memorial Day weekend. I re-gained 4 lbs in as many days, and now I have to work harder to take it off again. But is it a disaster worth screaming at myself about? No, it is not.
We also have to know what to take seriously. My mom dismissed her doctors' repeated warnings about being an overweight, sedentary smoker with a slew of health problems (and scary family history) until it was too late.
Ditch the drama!!!! THAT says it all! We beat ourselves up every time we skip that workout we should have done, eat something we shouldn't have eaten. In "the grand scheme of things", does it REALLY matter? NO! It's the consistent 'beating yourself up' and allowing ourselves to continue to fail that's preventing us from reaching our goals. Let's GET OVER IT! We are imperfect! We WILL have bad days! We WILL skip a workout! We WILL eat something we regret! So let's forgive ourselves. Those 500 extra calories we ate today will only matter if we do it consistently. That missed workout will only matter if we continue to miss them.
This article really hit me. I am always beating myself up and telling myself that I am not as good as other people. If I mess up one day, it takes me a long time to get back on track. However, with Spark Streaks I notice I don't want to break a streak. No matter what I did. I will still track calories even if I ate too many. Thanks for counsel.
5/11/2013 12:07:26 PM
This article was really motivating to me!! It made me think. Why should I say to myself what I wouldnt ever say to others? Thanks!!
I needed to hear this today. I am tired of beating myself up when I "mess up" or when I look in the mirror. I am a child of the Most High God and He loves me just the way I am, BUT, He does always want me to strive to get my "temple" in shape :)
4/14/2013 1:49:40 PM
Boy did I need this article today! I have been trying to motivate myself to get back on track since January, and I have gone absolutely nowhere! Glad I logged in today, and I will begin to practice the points in this article so that I can achieve my goals.
4/14/2013 8:04:53 AM
I had to jot a few notes down in my inspiration notebook from this article. Great points. I am working on being kind to myself, treating my self with respect and stopping the negative self talk in its tracks. Thanks!
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