So how bout this weather? I don't know what it's like where you're at, but I just watched the rain fall from one direction, and snow fluff from the other direction at the same time around midnight last night! Pretty soon I'm going to be rowing my Prius to work like a kayak. It's not really motivation weather, but despite how tired I feel at the moment, I'm riding a surprising wave of optimism.
I didn't make it to the gym at all last week BUT I did start drinking shakes for breakfast and lunch most of last week. They were tasty and filling which really helped me out with portion control. I also found an add for a meal company called Freshly that sends fresh made microwave meals. I can't even begin to describe to you the deliciousness factor! AND, they are so easy. Just pop in the mikey - instant meal. While I didn't make perfect choices last week, I did lose 1.3 pounds so I'm super excited about my progress. It's all about mindset!
When you feel sad or defeated, it carries over into every aspect of your life. It snowballs faster than you can blink. Of course I know I'll still have bad days, but I really want to work on breathing deep and having a positive attitude. I've started putting "but I'm still awesome" at the end of all my setbacks. I ate all the pork nachos, but I'm still awesome. I didn't go to the gym today, but I'm still awesome. I just want to punch today in the face, but I'm still awesome.
Telling myself this over and over is helping me to stop attaching my self worth to a particular situation or outcome. It didn't go according to plan, but that doesn't matter because I'm still awesome! And you know what awesome people do? They get back up and they try again. They experiment and try new things without fear of failure. They carpe the dang diem. Try it. Look at yourself in the mirror and ask "Whose awesome?" then with all the confidence you can muster, declare "I am!".
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