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Don't Think About.....

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Don't think about a pink elephant. You got that? DO NOT think about a pink elephant. No pink elephants allowed. You may think about anything but not a pink elephant. Okay?

Now think about a purple giraffe. See her curly eyelashes? Her polished purple toe nails? Big goofy smile?? Just keep thinking about that purple giraffe.

This is an exercise my Weight Watcher leader had us do a couple weeks ago and it made an impression on me. I had a hard time not thinking about that pink elephant and I felt uncomfortable trying not to think about it, but I could see that purple giraffe perfectly.

Her point was that it is often easier to substitute something that you are suppose to do rather than just trying not to do something. Instead of focusing on what not to eat, it is more helpful to focus on what to eat, recommended activity and cardio exercise, drinking water, getting enough sleep, and strength training -- all those positive healthy things that you know are going to help you!!

I totally agree.

PS I enjoyed every step of my 10.5 mile run this morning. Just love being a half-fast old lady!!!
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