Good Afternoon Journal & Friends,
I like quotes. Short, true, to-the-point quotes. Pithy and sharp, cutting right to the heart of a matter. All the extra wood whittled away, with just the truth left.
This morning, I am drawn to this one, by Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus:
"In the midst of winter, I finally learned
there was in me an invincible summer."
This is a weight loss blog. Not an "oh poor me, I am still sick" blog. I am having a tough time getting back into my routine, which had just been falling into place when this whole medical/infection/allergic reaction/sickness drama all began.
So, I asked myself this morning: What do I need to hear? What words do I need to read? Where does my thinking need to change to get this ball rolling again?
You did it once... you can do it again.
It's okay to start back gently, but START. I have my routines, my schedule, my plan. Now CHOOSE to get back into the groove.
Exercise has been pathetic. I've stay on plan for food and calories, but it's been a struggle. My time management has been zilch.
I don't have to feel it or to like it. I just have to DO it. The satisfaction of the achievement will come later. I believe that, because I experienced it before. I've spent months building a history of success, and can look back at it, and remember.
So today, I commit to myself, to my journal, and to my bloggyland friends... I am back. No more "I am sick" excuses. Yes, I will use wisdom as to how hard to push the exercise... I don't want a relapse, I want to finish healing. My Momma didn't raise no dummies!
But I will push as hard as is safe, and stop coddling myself, coasting along on the Sick Excuse.
I will follow my schedule:
--make my daily Greenie smoothie
--get up on time and follow my daily schedule
--make better choices with my calories, choosing healthier stuff
Gee, I might even get dressed today! With real shoes and the whole bit. ;-)
From Dr Phil's book: "Become aware of your faulty thinking... challenge your faulty thinking...replace your thinking with positive internal dialogue, rationally optimistic and productive."
My verse for today: "Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs."
My quote for today: "All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work." --Calvin Coolidge
Enjoy the Journey,