"We are defined by the choices we make."
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Take a moment and think about that for a second.....
What a powerful statement.
One of my Monkey's said this to me this morning and it has stuck with me all day. Last week I re-comitted to the Team and to myself and that statement sums it perfectly.
The choices we make on this journey are what defines our progress and determines which goals we are going to reach and which goals we are going to fail to attain.
There is NOTHING else in the equation that is going to effect our success or failure EXCEPT our choices. Simple as that. Nothing else. No magic formula. Nothing.
I know I harp on accountability constantly and it is like a broken record but it is the truth. Thanks for driving that home again for me HeadKacey! I SO needed to see that simple statement today. You made a difference for me today!
Keeping that train of thought in mind... "We are defined by the choices we Make" ... Also applies to our attitude. If we make the right choices... we feel better about ourselves in general. That attitude really is a basic part of our success on this journey too.
I learned something interesting about myself tonight... My body image is still really skewed. I know this because just a few days ago I wore the exact same work out clothes I wore tonight and thought, damn... I still look like crap. I wasn't feeling good, I was hurting and REALLY did not want to go work out.
Today... I wore the exact same thing and I was feeling good about the challenge. I was happy about the changes I had made from last time and when I looked in the mirror ... I liked what I saw this time... then it hit me.
What was so different in three days? My frame of mind. It made me really stop and take a second look at how I really saw myeself and what a huge difference my attitude made in the way I PHYSICALLY saw my body. I REALLY didn't like what I saw last week... tonight... feeling good about myself... I liked who I was. I was comfortable in my own skin tonight.
Why this just totally floored me, I don't know. I know that where the mind goes, the body will follow. I am a HUGE advocate in positive thinking and visualising what you want. Why THIS eluded me for so long is a mystery to me. It was kind of like... I don't know... It really made me think about where I am and where I want to go and how my attitude needs to be a positive one if I am going to see where I am going now.
That doesn't just apply to this weight loss journey... but to life in general. Does that make any sense at all or am I just rambling in a state of exhaustion? Well ... anyway... just some food for thought.
Thanks again Headkacey for making me think today!