Tuesday, October 01, 2013
That's me in 10 years, looking in the mirror! HA! My action step for today is to visualize myself in 10 years and how I would encourage my current self.
I actually think about this a lot. I like to visualize myself in my beautiful home, decorated just the way I like. The kids would be teenagers and into their own friends and activities, leaving a little more time for my husband and I to have time to do the things we enjoy. I'd be into my career, and making enough money to live comfortably, while investing in our retirement (of course!). I'd also be fit and FABULOUS! In 10 years, I'll be 49, so I'll be looking forward to 50 and being healthier than I ever have been. I'll be one of those women that people say..."Wow, you're 50??". I imagine myself being lean and having an elegant, but comfortable wardrobe. And I'd be active! Running 5k's for charity or fitting in new fitness classes like Zumba or Yoga. I'll have enough energy to keep up with the kids busy schedules, and be a great role model for them.
To my current self, I'd remind her that she CAN do this. By taking the small steps I'm taking today, I'm building up my confidence to take bigger steps tomorrow. Mistakes are going to happen. You're going to gain, you're going to run into hurtles along the way, but in the long run...you're going to succeed! You're going to be the Fit Fabulous Woman you want to be and more! It's worth it! You're worth it!
I needed this today. I am showing a 4lb gain on the scale which is not only disheartening but shameful! How did I do that in 1 week?? But I'm trying to let it go and move forward. No, I'm not going back to the bad habits, I'm refocusing my efforts. I have the fitness part under control, it's the eating. It's choosing eating a healthy lunch in over going out to eat. It's measuring my portions and not just guessing.
No, I haven't added the gain into my weight tracker. I don't want it there. As my future self reminds me...it's just a blip on the radar, and will not mean anything in the long run!