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Monday, October 17, 2016

14. Remember to breathe. Embrace your situation this very moment. Breathe deep and exhale with gratitude.

This made me think of yoga. I was really into it a few years ago and I think it helped me both physically with my flexibility and strength but more so with my mental state and staying positive and grounded. I should get back into it.

16. When the journey gets tough, remember the words of Margaret Thatcher: You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it. Whether this is your first attempt at weight loss/maintenance, understand that there may be battles along the way that keep popping up. Stay the course, re-route if necessary, but always remember there is always more than one path to your goal(s).

There are many paths to a goal. And this is most definitely not my first battle. I will likely always battle it and never really win the war, but i have to keep fighting for my health because if I'm not healthy, I can't enjoy my life.

17. Gratitude is the greatest gift you can give to another human being. Appreciate those around you. If necessary, eliminate and/or avoid the naysayers…they will always be there, instead focus your gratitude on those who support you.

It's hard to avoid the naysayers though isn't it?! They're all around! But I'm very grateful for my friends and family that continue to support me in whatever it is I want to do - whether it's lose weight or change jobs or renovate my house!

18. Greatness is never achieved. It is something you must intrinsically bestow upon yourself. They may hang a medal on an Olympic winner, but that person had to do the work, stay focused on the goal, and overcame many obstacles to receive that medal…no one did it for them. DO THIS FOR YOU!

It is indeed for me. There's no one and no point in losing weight for someone else - what would that gain? it's me that has to do the work and staying focused and overcoming obstacles is difficult but every time i do it, it makes me feel mentally stronger.

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    Well said, thank you! :)
    1636 days ago
    Great blog, I really needed to remember these points...especially the gratitude one.
    1636 days ago
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