Friday, August 6, 2010

Fundamental Friday

"A man generally has the good or ill qualities he attributes to mankind," William Shenstone

It has been quite a whacky week where I am kids.

Two super good friends (a married couple) have called it quits. We also all work together. Needless to say, it's been an interesting ride the last few days - judgements and stories and rumours flying rampant.

All of this makes me happy it's Friday. End of week day. Start of weekend day.

I am super stoked about sharing my non-weight related happiness with you all today.

I went to the gym yesterday AND brought my clothes to go to the gym today after work too.

We got a call from the new gym we signed up for and it now won't be opening until October. One of my coworkers invited me to go with her so I did. And I LOVE IT! I actually do really like working out. It's the repetition I don't like - I'm a Gemini so we are supposed to get bored easily.

I am so proud of myself.

I read Sean's little creed to myself (check back a post or two to see what I'm talking about) and gosh darn it people - it is a ringing bell to my ears.

You know like Hallelujah! Hallelujah! (well, atleast I can hear the song in my head!) Ha!

I will leave you with a little paragraph I found while looking for my quote today. I think it's a good little test about ourselves (not that I'm leaving you with homework before the weekend).

Think of someone you admire very much. Write down a list of the things you admire most about this person. You have just listed your own good points! Read them through carefully, and give yourself credit for having these fine qualities

Enjoy every moment of every day for yourselves.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Reason Wednesday

"Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realise that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way," Eileen Caddy

Hi there kitty kats!

This past weekend has been a good one for me in terms of realigning my goals and what I want in life - both within weight loss and outside of it too.

I just finished reading a comment that Sean of Daily Diary of a Winning Loser wrote on Kenz's All the Weigh most recent posting.

These words hit me so hard. Like bricks people. You all know by now that I love motivational stuff and I took some pieces out of his comment and have created a little sheet for me to read every day. I made a copy for my house, my purse and my work.

This is what I captured from the comment:

I have made an iron clad decision to change regardless of the circumstances or emotions of the day. Ultimately, if I am successful or not - it will not be because I chose calories or points, it will be because I made that unwavering decision to be consistent in my efforts. It will be because I decided to become really honest with myself about my relationship with food and exercise. It will be because I decided to make this time different than any other attempt - steamrolling excuses or rationalizations that try to give me an easy exit to my old behaviours. Can I just say - I am amazing in so many wonderful ways.

You see my lovelies - every single one of those words has touched my heart. Has penetrated my brain (has anyone seen Inception?? Amaze.)

I hope that whatever motivates each and every one of you on your journey, you keep close at hand to be a reminder of how amazing you all are and what you can accomplish once you put your mind to it.

Do it to it!