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Others expect us to never make a mistake or have a bad day when we're on our weight loss / fitness journeys. And we tend to allow a single bad day as a trigger to give up. But we're human - we have bad days, and we're allowed days to "celebrate".
When my weight loss seems to plateau (a regular occurence) I remind myself that the lean muscle mass I am building through exercise weighs more than fat...so as my body tones & shapes, my muscles grow. Then...the muscles burn more calories & I start to loose pounds, once again.
I called the bakery late for a carrot cake, when they delivered it. I gave the guy a nice tip..he said I made his week! We took a cab and I gave the cabbie a nice tip as well..I won't always be able to give money..but to see the expressions of happiness was wonderful. I want to give one act a week!
I love to write and anybody who knows me knows I keep many journals. One I keep is called a Humour Journal, another a Blessings Journal and a Happy Journal. They sound similar but are different. When I am feeling down I pick up one of these and flip through my entries and it picks my mood up.
We are each very special, and we too often look at ourselves too critically picking out things we don't like. Let's be positive and look at our natural gifts and special qualities and how we can use those to help and encourage others!