Writing helps the brain

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I am really getting into the zone of writing and am noticing that my writing is getting me in touch with myself. Good stuff.

One thing I noticed today is that my responses to my various stimuli in my mind have changed. I have become more of an observational person and am learning to push myself through the negative self talk. This is groundbreaking to a dramatic personality. I always waited for when:

1. The body felt 100% without aches to workout - this would allow procrastination.
2. The day wasn't too filled with annoyances or activity because I could then devote 100% to being healthy and fit.
3. Nothing bad happened in my day (no bad calls, no surprising bills or emails) so I could enjoy my working out.

All of these things above were simply excuses to delay the perceived pain and aches of working out. Well, after working through a lot of these 'issues' this week, I noticed today that my knees and feet felt better and my limping which I've had for years began to be less. Amazing. I am working through the pain and realizing that I can do this.

Great day today. Ended it at whole foods picking up decent stuff and a treat for myself just because I wanted - 1 cookie. I loved it and enjoyed every bite. Yeah, just one. Satisfied until another amazing day which may be tomorrow. The brain is powerful indeed.

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    Not making excuses and finding a way to work in being healthy inot your life regardless of what is going on is key!!! Awesome Job on that!!!
    1943 days ago
    The writing can be cathartic, sometimes problems or issues that you may write about kind of work themselves out by the time you finish writing. Sometimes you can read what you've written and actually see the answer in your own words, you just didn't realize it was there the whole time. Becoming more observational is a good thing, you take more time to see what you're doing instead of just jumping into something (like a tub of ice cream!).
    1945 days ago
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    I like the way you are working through it in your blogs...you are going to do it! emoticon
    1945 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and realizations! I have been doing great on my eating plan, just not so great on my exercise plan. While reading your post, I realized I was doing the same thing - having that internal dialogue with my self that I will begin exercising when...
    My knees and/or feet don't hurt, or
    I don't have an arm length list of things to accomplish, clean, or organize, or
    I am not stressed to the max about one thing or another...
    Yes, all excuses and I suppose even if I exercised I would still make it thru all of these things too.
    Keep up the hard work & thanks for the motivation! emoticon
    1945 days ago
    best to you
    1945 days ago
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