Well I am there! I am guilty of the story of the that I never have enough, and I am beyond tired of telling that story. It's funny how you don't even realize how much it affects every area of your life. It affects happiness, the amount of stress you allow in your life, your social life, it even affects the workouts you do and the choices you make on what you put in your body. Well it does for me anyway. When people say change is hard I don't think we realize that it's not the tangible things that we change in our lives that are hard, but the thought patterns that go with those tangible things. For me changing 30 some odd years of thinking that I never have enough is one of the hardest things I've done thus far. Believing that I can change those thought patterns is a struggle daily, sure when business is good it's much more manageable to work on those thought patterns and not so overwhelming. But when things get tight and I'm not really sure when my next new client is coming in that's when things get challenging. That's when I slip into that old story, that old thought pattern that no longer serves me and it affects everything. I get a little depressed, I don't really feel like working out or eating healthy, which turns into I don't really feel like hanging out with friends and showing up to be the motivator for my clients. And that is an icky place to be. Because it's not true! That is not my story anymore. Those thought patterns are tricky too they sneak up on you and you don't even realize it because you are so used to thinking them and living them. And then all of a sudden you stop for a minute and think NO! That is not my reality anymore! I know it's hard to change those thought patterns and it doesn't matter what they are or what story you are telling yourself it's all the same. It's not going to happen over night just like when you are trying to lose weight or live a healthier life style it's all intertwined. But staying positive and incorporating positive habits into your life will help immensely in these times. Positive self affirmations, find a few that speak to you, memorize them and say them to yourself daily. Move regularly it doesn't have to be an intense workout just get out for a walk or a light jog, take a yoga class. Whatever your heart desires you will feel much better after I promise. DO NOT put something in your body that you will regret in the morning, I know how easy it is to just say screw it and grab for those chips, or a cupcake because in your old life that was comfort. Keep healthy snacks in your house, you will be less tempted to eat them. If you are at work and someone has brought donuts or cake in to share stay clear of them. Trust me I know how hard this is but you can do it. Start a journal and write in it, it doesn't have to be everyday but try it at least once or twice a week it makes a huge difference. Personally I journal pretty much every day it's one of the first things I do when I get up in the morning. Write down a few things that you are grateful for, once you start writing them it's usually pretty easy to see how good things are in your life. Keep the faith that things will get better and you won't always be in this pattern of negative thoughts. Because nothing stays the same that is the only constant in life, change happens if you want it to or not. So you can choose to keep telling yourself the same old story, or you can choose to rewrite it and make a new story. What a fabulous place to be in life, knowing that you have the control to choose how you get to handle every situation that comes your way, every obstacle that challenges you. YOU get to decide what your story is. Keep on Keepin on my friends!!
Day 32 Diet:
Breakfast: kale Smoothie
Lunch: Tuna Salad
Dinner: Peanut butter sandwich
Snack: Frozen grapes
Day 32 workout:
36 minutes on the treadmill! Glutes and hamstrings where a little sore from my workout yesterday but with a little love, some foam rolling they felt much better.
15 minutes on 15% incline Speed 2.5
20 minute intervals 1 minute incline 2% speed 3.5 1 minute incline 2% speed 6.5