Morning my friends! It’s been a great week and I just know it’s going to be a great weekend! I have to work, but it’s not big deal. I was supposed to get some teeth pulled yesterday, but my local dentist didn’t want to just use a local to pull them. There are three in there that have to go for my braces to do the job they need to and he feels that it’s going to be pretty dramatic to get them all pulled at the same time. I would agree. I will have to go under for them to do this, so he is sending me to an oral surgeon. So it’s going to be a bit longer for this ending, but I would rather it be done correctly and heal properly so the braces can do their job then rush through it.
I had my half day yesterday so that I could take care of the above, so when I got home I did a couple of things and then wanted to get my workout in. I also wanted to work my arms….. I have this DVD by Jackie that is called 30 Day Fast Start. She works in Pyramids on this DVD and let me tell ya….my arms are pretty sore even as I type this. She works every single part of your arm…………and then some.
I also did this workout:
Perform one Air squat, take a breath. Perform two Air Squats, take two breaths. Perform three Air squats, take three breaths. You see where I am going with this right?? I did this until Ten.
Let’s talk about some positive thinking. So many times I have really sabotaged myself and my lifestyle by thinking negatively. I really try to look at things with a positive attitude, but sometimes life can get crazy and hard and we just want to cave into the negative thinking.
Example one: Last night Kevin and I spent a lot of time looking at each others pictures on facebook. It was so much fun looking at them and then allowing the other person to explain them and talk about their experience. But for a split second after giving him access to them, I thought…..”oh great, there are some fat pictures of myself on there and he will see them!” I couldn’t believe that I went there with my thought process. I mean, this guy loves me and would never think horrible things about me, but I went there. This also caused me to look at my journey in a negative way, but only for a second. The best things was when I shared my thoughts with Kevin and he quickly reassured me that he loved me just as I am.
Positive thoughts really are contagious and you can actually see them come out in a person who thinks like this.
- Think on the good things in life
- Are thankful for the blessings they have
- Confident that the world offers plenty of opportunities for everyone to succeed
- Nothing can hold them back from reaching their goals
- Don’t complain when something bad happens
- are usually peace keepers
- Make the most of a situation
- Usually have a smile on their face
I normally try to be like this, but there are moments where those old feelings creep in. I am so thankful that I have people in my life who love me and encourage me to think positive. Thinking negative thoughts can be so damaging and in a weight loss journey can have opposite effects.
What are your thoughts?? How do you stay positive in a world that can sometimes beat you down??
So I am not a scale fan, but I wanted to see how the last couple of months have played out on the scale. There is a doctors office nearby where I work and so I called over there to see if I could come weigh. Well, I am down 13 pounds!! I was so overjoyed and celebrated my moment!! I still have about 10 to go, but I was so proud of that moment and even if I don’t lose another pound I will be ok with that.
I hopw you have a great day!!