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"You can have the results you say you want, or you can have all the reasons in the world why you can’t have them. But you can’t have both. Reasons or results. You get to choose."


Susan Carlson

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wednesday

Today kind of has to be better, right?

This mornings train trip was uneventful - I even got to chat to my step brother who sometimes gets on the same train as me in the morning.

Today I get my blood test results and I kind of hope there is a 'reason' I feel so lethargic.  Other than obesity.  Other than lack of exercise.

Last night I really enjoyed my second last class in 'beginners painting'.  So much that I signed up for 'Beginners painting - the next step' for next semester.

Tonight my step sister is coming to stay as we are having a day spa visit tomorrow morning.  I got a voucher for her for Christmas, but made it for two people and told her the 'other' had to be me :p

An uneventful day sandwiched between my painting class and a day spa day should have me feeling great.

But I feel blah.

Tomorrow afternoon I am scheduling some time for me to just think.

I will think about where my determination to stick to WW went.
I will think about what I want my life to look like in 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, 10 years.
I will think about how my day to day decisions reflect (or don't) those visions.
I will think about what changes I need to make to head closer to those visions.
I might do a 'wheel of life' exercise

Then I better do some housework...

...although I really want to try again with the flowers in a vase painting.

♥♥♥

5 comments:

anne h said...

Time to reflect -
maybe paint...
maybe housework...
it's all good!

cmoursler said...

good idea on all counts...
There is this visualization exercise I found very powerful that might help you.
Picture you up in the corner of a room. In this room are all the people you have known throughout your life.

Friends, family, coworkers...people you worked with through charities..etc.
This is your funeral.

Now, imagine what they would say about the current you..What would your family say about you?
What would your co workers say?

Now imagine what you would want
want them to say.
How do you want to be remembered.
That will really put things in perspective..
It did for me...when I realized only five or six people would show up because I didn't know anybody.
lol.
Things have changed alot since then.
Good luck on the mental aspects.

Sib said...

I like the exercise above. I also like the Wheel of Life exercise. In fact I have one on my own coaching website, amongst other tools. If you do NOT persist with WW and simply let go, where will you be in 1 year? Possibly the same place you are today??

Amanda said...

Create yourself a story board, put all the positive pictures of what you want out of life and look at it every day. It will help your mind become stronger and bring your visions into reality.

Lisa said...

Painting combined with the spa..that sounds like pure bliss. I love to paint...and who doesn't love the spa ;)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wednesday

Today kind of has to be better, right?

This mornings train trip was uneventful - I even got to chat to my step brother who sometimes gets on the same train as me in the morning.

Today I get my blood test results and I kind of hope there is a 'reason' I feel so lethargic.  Other than obesity.  Other than lack of exercise.

Last night I really enjoyed my second last class in 'beginners painting'.  So much that I signed up for 'Beginners painting - the next step' for next semester.

Tonight my step sister is coming to stay as we are having a day spa visit tomorrow morning.  I got a voucher for her for Christmas, but made it for two people and told her the 'other' had to be me :p

An uneventful day sandwiched between my painting class and a day spa day should have me feeling great.

But I feel blah.

Tomorrow afternoon I am scheduling some time for me to just think.

I will think about where my determination to stick to WW went.
I will think about what I want my life to look like in 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, 10 years.
I will think about how my day to day decisions reflect (or don't) those visions.
I will think about what changes I need to make to head closer to those visions.
I might do a 'wheel of life' exercise

Then I better do some housework...

...although I really want to try again with the flowers in a vase painting.

♥♥♥

5 comments:

anne h said...

Time to reflect -
maybe paint...
maybe housework...
it's all good!

cmoursler said...

good idea on all counts...
There is this visualization exercise I found very powerful that might help you.
Picture you up in the corner of a room. In this room are all the people you have known throughout your life.

Friends, family, coworkers...people you worked with through charities..etc.
This is your funeral.

Now, imagine what they would say about the current you..What would your family say about you?
What would your co workers say?

Now imagine what you would want
want them to say.
How do you want to be remembered.
That will really put things in perspective..
It did for me...when I realized only five or six people would show up because I didn't know anybody.
lol.
Things have changed alot since then.
Good luck on the mental aspects.

Sib said...

I like the exercise above. I also like the Wheel of Life exercise. In fact I have one on my own coaching website, amongst other tools. If you do NOT persist with WW and simply let go, where will you be in 1 year? Possibly the same place you are today??

Amanda said...

Create yourself a story board, put all the positive pictures of what you want out of life and look at it every day. It will help your mind become stronger and bring your visions into reality.

Lisa said...

Painting combined with the spa..that sounds like pure bliss. I love to paint...and who doesn't love the spa ;)