Change Is Possible!
Friday, March 23, 2018
Do you guys remember the days when we thought we would look like 'that' forever?! I certainly do. I thought I'd be miserable in my own skin for the rest of my life. I didn't know how to be happy, and it certainly showed in the way I treated myself emotionally, physically and spiritually.
What changed?? is what I find myself thinking. Well, I did. I decided I was tired of being unhappy, and I got caught up in the busy-ness of using SP daily, doing exercise I hadn't done in a number of years, looking for healthier recipes, eating better, and being nicer to myself. And at the same time, I decided that I wanted to be happy, so I made a choice to embrace an Attitude of Gratitude.
It isn't one thing that changed, although sometimes it feels like it. I'm not at my end-goal weight. I still have days when life has smacked me down and I wanna hide in my bed. But what HAS changed is my attitude about it all!
I recognize my blessings in life. I notice how much healthier I feel physically when I'm doing healthier things, like getting up and taking a walk in the mornings (even on weekends! oh my!). I focus on positive change, and I do my best to make those changes. I talk nicer to myself (this from the girl who laughed at positive affirmations for years!) I love the people around me, not just my friends, but every single person I encounter, I smile and talk to. Why? Because I can!!
Today I'm grateful that I can choose to change!! and thank you to all of my SparkPeople for years of support and encouragement, comfort when grieving, laughter when funny, and just being there. It means worlds to me!!