Make Sure That Powerful Self Talk is Positive.
Saturday, August 03, 2019
I keep forgetting how powerful self talk can be. I seem to just do it without awareness and it isn't until later, when I recall what I was thinking , that I can consider if I was kind to myself, encouraged myself , gave myself encouragement. Or , did I do none of those things?.
Lately, I have been picking up the pace on exercise. Good job, I say to myself. And I believe it. the Michigan summer has been beautiful, and I have been hiking, biking, gardening, etc almost daily. I have been a role model Spark Person when it comes to activity.
Then there is the important role of nutrition, healthy eating, portion control and healthy snacking. One would think I had never heard of these things!. On a routine visit to my family MD this week, he declared..... Bill....as he stared at me over his glasses,....." you are at the highest weight you have been in the 5 years I have known you! ". His tone indicated he meant business. After my jaw dropped, I immediately recognized how right he is. I thought of my complete disregard for portion control and visits to the local ice cream shop since I finished the SP Spring Challenge. . I had convinced myself my activity increase would take care of a little extra snacking. I guess it wasn't working Ok... so I needed the healthy confrontation my Doctor provided for me.
so it is time to turn up the internal dialogue, in a positive way. Keep those strength messages coming to myself, and revisiting my goals, and reasons I am here at SP. I will rejoin the Fall Challenge .... when it comes, and start once again to write down daily weights, and do a food recall to get myself back to a healthy nutrition baseline. I know that to do.
Mostly, though, I need to get active on SP again. It is the one thing that keeps me from drifting too far from the shore. And, as the Dickens character 'Tiny Tim said.... "God bless us one and all. "
Thank you for letting me get that out there.