When we look at ourselves in the mirror, we have to make the conscious decision that today IS the day, that now IS the time, and that we are fully worth the effort we are making to become a healthier version of who we are. This is not easy.
This morning, as I contemplated what the topic of the day would be in my Getting Healthy IS my job Blog I contemplated a few things. Perhaps I contemplated a lot more than a few things. Since receiving a popular blog award for my November 12 blog ~ Getting Healthy IS my job: You are a work in progress! Day 4,
I have taken even more seriously the words I share. See, on Day 1, I decided that despite my back/neck/knee pain or how poorly I may have slept, I was going to write positive things for those around me. That is the deciding factory: my brain (or in your case, your brain.) I want to be a positive example in spite of these things.
The Deciding Factory
What are you going to do with....(you fill in the blanks)? your time, your health, your fitness, your food, your family, your life, ...
So first, let's recount my first two weeks of Getting Healthy IS my job. I made this list as much for me, as for you, because I really wanted to take a good look at my fractal thinking and to make sure I am making sense to myself.
Day 1 Waking up Positive
Day 2 Work out with a buddy (a cat, a dog, a husband, a child, a friend)
Day 3 Get your rest
Day 4 You are a work in progress
Day 5 Taking the time to work on yourself
Day 6 A day of rest (try to get at least 1 per week)
Day 7 Dream big and wake up laughing
Day 8 Ask and you shall get so excited
Day 9 Reward Day
Day 10 Take time for friendship
Day 11 Spending time is a good investment
Day 12 Listen to your body
Day 13 Looking backward while stepping forward
Day 14 Thankfulness turns the key
Day 15 The deciding factory
Let's add to that a little alphabet soup:
A - Attitude, accomplishment, appetite (poor appetite denotes poor health)
B - Beautiful body (God does not make junk! Don't fill it with junk!) We are beautiful!
C - Creativity - in thought and action
D - Do it!
E - Example - Be an example to your family, and those around you
F - Fitness - fight the fat!
G - Gratefulness (see my last blog)
H - Health begins NOW
I - I CAN do it (so can you!)
J - Just do it!
K - Keep on doing it!
L - Let's keep doing it!
M - Make it happen!
N - NOW!
O - Oooh's and ahh's when people notice the changes in you!
P - Portion control - you do not need another piece of pie!
Q - Quit complaining (It doesn't do any good)!
R - Run if you can, walk if you can't, I choose the recumbent bike.
S - See the results
T - Try it, you'll like it!
U - Understand yourself, be understanding to others.
V - Victorious lifestyle!
W - Why wait to lose the weight?
X - Marks the spot for buried treasure! You ARE a treasure and you are so worth the effort!
Y - YES you can do this!
Z - Zzz'z catch your sleep before it catches you.
And a quote that was shared with me today: "Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away." - Charles Colton
It takes lots of little pieces to make a lovely quilt, and yes stitching it together takes time, but it is so worth the effort. Think of yourself as that quilt, and each little time of moment or healthy eating or drinking your water as the parts that make up the quilt.