Friday, February 24, 2006

So you think, so shall you become!

My daughter has been nagging me for quite some time now. It appears she feels I have a self esteem issue. Yeah, Really? Ya think?

So anyway, I was telling her on the way to school this morning that I am working on the reprogramming my mind. She was all excited. I told her that I have been telling myself, writing notes to myself, and talking out loud to myself for a few days now. All the things I want to believe about myself. She was excited. She said, I have been telling you for years to do something. I said I didn't know before really how to do it. She was then telling me that she could have told me how. OK. Whatever! :)

So now here is what I am telling myself:

I AM HEALTHY!
I AM FIT!
I AM ENERGETIC!
I AM SPIRITUAL!
I LOVE TO WORKOUT!

Guess what...for the last two days I have been walking around with a smile on my face. Despite the fact that I am on some serious steroids that are giving me raging headaches, sore throats and stomach upset. Making me so hungry my stomach is feeling empty at all times! But I am eating healthy foods without even thinking about it. Why? Because I am telling myself constantly that I am healthy. A healthy person isn't going to reach for crap. A fit person isn't going to tell themselves that it's ok to eat chips because I fill like crap. I actually went to reach for some chips last night and stopped short. I realized that that wouldn't give me what I needed. I grabbed a handful of whole wheat crackers and munched on about 6 of them. That was all I needed! Good to go!

So I am excited. It is suppose to take 21 days to form a habit. 90% of everything we do or say during the day comes from habit. So I am making new habits! This is very exciting for me!

Even though I am still sick and having trouble breathing I keep telling myself that I AM HEALTHY! It is amazing. I am not focusing so much on my pains, but on my positives. I am sitting straighter, walking faster, drinking way more water (the pills make me thirsty though).

Exciting times. I can't tell you how great I feel. Even better than when I was 30lbs lighter. I was lighter, but still had the attitude of a fat person. No wonder I gained it back. Stupid!

5 comments:

KellyC_bb said...

This is BIG.
Probably 80% of the battle is mental, and if we're constantly letting our old "stuff" run in our brains, we'll get our old results.
I'm working on this right now too. The first chapter in the book neeeena and I happen to be going through right now focuses solely on goal setting and programming your brain.
Now, talking yourself positive isn't the end of it, but it's an incredible first step.
Your affirmations are good, because you're saying what you want to be, not what you DON'T want, which some people do.
When I have a negative thought about myself now, I'm more aware of it, and I will picture a huge red STOP sign right in front of me, and change the thought to something positive - even if it's just "I like my pinkies" :O)

The strangest secret in the world is that you become what you think about." - Earl Nightingale

There is also a difference between knowing what to do, and doing what you know. We've all been there!

web said...

"Despite the fact that I am on some serious steroids that are giving me raging headaches, sore throats and stomach upset. Making me so hungry my stomach is feeling empty at all times!"

Dude! I SO feel for you. I've had a couple run-ins with Rx's (NSAIDS mostly) that leave you with that freakin' gnawing feeling in your stomach. It's the worst.
I like the self-affirmation thing tho.
Always remember: "I'm good enough. I'm smart enough. And doggone it, people like me."

leannwoo said...

Kelly, I went to e-mail you and realized I don't have your e-mail address. What's up with that?

Thanks for the props. You are right. Mental is so much of the recipe for success. I am excited to be on this new journey!

Web, I hate, hate, hate that empty stomach gnawing feeling. The upset stomach is the worst. But I am only on them for a week. After that I am hoping the chest is better and I am able to workout again!

Doggone it, people like me! :)
Love that!

KellyC_bb said...

kellyc @ mybeachbody.com

Neeeena said...

i THOUGHT i heard my name...

hey Woo! I guess I kept clicking on the wrong thing and had NEVER seen the comments before. The little envelopey thing, that's what I clicked on and so, yeah, I'm a dope.
:)

onward!!!!!!!!!