Tuesday, April 29, 2008

No Excuses


I often tell my sons, excuses only please the one who is making them. When we don't live up to our responsibilities, it is time to take inventory of ourselves and figure out why. Are the expectations more than we are capable of or are we choosing to let life's circumstances control us? Is it time, perhaps to re-group, reorganize or rethink our priorities?

This has been the case with me. I can give you a list as long as you like as to why I allowed myself to fall off the wagon when it comes to managing my weight and my health. The truth is, I did not treat myself and my body with the love and respect I deserve. I choose to let life get in the way. So, I am done with excuses and reasons. Only a few days into my resolve, I am already feeling better.

I have been juicing again, oh how I love fresh carrot, celery and whatever veggies I have on hand in a juice. I really do like the taste! (My youngest son thinks I am a bit daft for that, but he is a teenager.) I am following through with lots of water, slow eating and stopping when I am full. My body is responding with a very clear thank you! I am feeling more energetic, sleeping more soundly and even my clothes are more forgiving!

I am using my own audios to enhance my resolve. I enjoy the power that hypnosis gives me. What an awesome gift it is. I am motivating myself with self hypnosis to get out and move. It is feeling so much better to respect myself. Seems others respect me more when I do this as well. Isn't it funny how that happens?

6 comments:

Eleni said...

Isn't it amazing how something as simple as putting on a bathing suit can inspire us to get healthier.

Cindy said...

Getting out and moving can become an enticing habit if you only take that first motivational step to start. A healthy routine builds your sense of self, increases your spirit and awareness...and grows a brighter self-respect and confidence! Someone (was that you? smile) once told me that getting out and moving to increase endorphins and change my perspective would be helpful...and now I have a love affair with my bike...;>))

Marie said...

Good for you! Here's hoping you continue to motivate yourself further so you can achieve your goals :)

Canucklehead said...

You undrestand that 'juicing' has now disqualified you from playing most major league sports? The more you know ...

Debbie said...

@ Canucklehead,

Oh drat there goes my dreams of playing with Marty St. Louis and the Tampa Bay Lightening!

Anonymous said...

There's nothing like facing the feeling that Goodyear sponsored your bathing suit to get one in gear. Yup, the walking started right after our pool-side outing.
-belladona