Lessons to be learned everyday. We don't always control what our lessons are but we need to be very aware of what is coming at us during the day and learn from it. Getting into a routine is a good thing, not paying attention to variables in your routine means you missed an opportunity to grow. A gal I know who is an amazing foster mom put that into perspective the other day. She was taking her daughter to daycare when her car broke down, had to get it towed to a shop, take a taxi from the shop to the daycare. They both could have had a meltdown because the routine was destroyed but her daughter put it into a beautiful perspective...it was and adventurous day.
Trying to start a new routine in itself is a task that seems next to impossible sometimes. Starting a healthy life style is a challenge to this curvy girl for sure. I am working hard on every aspect of this with success and failures. I get the healthy eating down for the first part of the day, but end up with a bunch of spoonfuls of peanut butter in my face before I realize what I have even done. Peanut butter has always been on of those go to foods at night for me (nothing better than by the spoonful). Breakfast the most important meal of the day. It's a meal I fight with myself to eat, my entire life I have not been a breakfast eater, it's the meal to get your metabolism started to fuel you for the day and should be eaten within a half hour of rising. Ugh! I'm lucky if food gets down me before 1:00 p.m. I have been working very hard on this one and 5 out of 7 days I do have something breakfasty down me within 45 minutes of getting up. It's not perfection (another form of self sabotage) and that is OK.
I have hit the treadmill three days out of the last four!! Yay me! I can honestly say the only reason I didn't go was because I didn't have a car. Hmmm....who sees a bit of self sabotage here. I could have very easily put a leash on the dog and cruised, OK drug the dog through the neighborhood for some movement that day. I even just justified it by stating I didn't have a car there for I could not possible move in any physical way. The routine I am setting up for myself seems to be exercise only in a gym setting, that is not OK. I need to allow variables in my routine so that I set myself up for success instead of failure.
I am learning that routines are not always a bad thing. A routine had always represented giving in, to what I have no clue.
I had a daily routine, but really without structure (another form of
self sabotage). I am discovering there is alot more freedom and a lot
less pressure when some structure is in there even when a variable is
thrown in there.
I was asked the other day if always referring to myself as a curvy girl was projecting a negative image in my mind. I had to think about that. I don't want to put any kind of image in my mind that might sabotage what I am trying to achieve. Life long health. The answer I came up with is no. Marilyn Monroe by today's standards is considered a curvy girl. Jane Mansfield and all of the hot blond bombshells of that era would be considered curvy girls. Why you ask, because they have boobs and a butt and you cant count their ribs. I have always had boobs and a butt even when weighing in at 107 pounds. Yes I want to be called a curvy girl, a healthy curvy girl!
Remember to look in the mirror and tell yourself something positive about yourself today.