Friday, November 20, 2015

My New Skill to Enhance My Will

I really do feel like I am learning.  If I could remove the dates posts from this blog - it would maybe offer more hope because it would appear that I have learned a little quicker than what the reality is - but I guess that is life sometimes.

When we are busy - there is only so much time to learn new skills!  So, they come slowly.  But - hopefully as a result of my work - you can shortcut there.

This week I have exercised a new skill.  I have really struggled losing weight and have felt like I just did not have the will power to make it happen.  And yet, I have exercised will power and stuck to multiple programs to no avail.  This week I have realized that I need to not just stick to some program that is out there, but take what I know about me and begin to customize a plan to help me succeed.

I have started with how I am keeping myself moving and looking for the right solution.  When I feel discouraged and feel that just like every other time - nothing is changing this time, so why exert the effort - I think ahead.  Who do I want to be?  I think of me in just a few years with a body that is falling apart and in pain (something I feel is already beginning).  A reality I paint for myself that is a result of carrying extra weight and me not working to find a solution.

I am on day 5 of doing it and doing it right.  I am keeping focused, pushing through.

I will celebrate in some little way once I reach day 7.  :)

Keep Thriving!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Proud of S.M.

This is just a shout out to S.M

I love her.

I am proud of her.

She has enrolled in school full-time (you should know she also has a job and four kids).  In one-year her degree will be done and she will be able to have some more doors opened.

She is such a creative, smart and passionate person - her value far exceeds what her current situation has her contributing and receiving.

I am SOO excited for her.  She is capable of great things and I think making this decision to make this happen is definitely a sign that she is thriving.  I am certain the next year will FEEL like just surviving - but all I see is thriving!

Keep Thriving!