Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring has sprung...

...and what a beautiful day it was.

...until i came to the realization that everyone in my house had on shorts and t-shirts and sandels.


you would think that having lost the 40 pounds i would be excited about the spring time and the capris and the shorts and the...i can't even hardly bring myself to say it...the bathing suits.

instead i find myself very upset that i have slacked off the last few was an eye-opener. i am so not ready for the shorts and beach wear yet...time to get back in the groove.

time to hit the treadmill and bow-flex again and rid my system of all that sugar.

i started reading a book...i won't comment of the who or the what yet because i have just started it but so far i think it was written just for me. it talks about all the multitude of excuses that we tend to use to delay or post-pone things we don't really want to do. it is not a diet book but rather book about attitudes and taking responsibility for your own actions in all aspects of your life.

right now i am reading about the 18 most common excuses that people are a few...see if you find any of them familiar:

1. it will be difficult

2. it will take a long time

3. no one will help me

4. i'm too old

5. i'm too busy

6. i don't have the energy

7. i am too scared

8. it's too big

9. it's going to be risky

i am embarrassed to say that out of the 18 excuses i have used over half of them at one time or another. the author goes on to give positive affirmations for each of the 18 excuses and can i just tell you that they can make you feel a little uncomfortable. this is one of those books that may take me awhile to read...i have started to really think about what excuses i have used for avoiding this diet of i am going to try and apply these principles to my diet life and see what happens.

i will let you know as i go along. so far the affirmations are a little hard to argue with:

it will be difficult=i have the ability to accomplish any task i set my mind to with ease and comfort.

no one will help me=the right circumstances and the right people are already here and will show up on time.

wish me luck as i attempt to rid my world of the excuses that have been holding me back...i really do want to be healthy and in better shape...and i need to get back on track.

thanks for checking in

hope you got your free rita's today



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tammy, we are here to help and give support. One day at a time. Praying for you guys.
Jim and Judy

March 21, 2010 3:41 PM  

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