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If ever I there were a time to start anew, it is now.  I thought the new year would automatically refresh and energize me to be as Oprah would say, “My best self.”  Surprise:  it hasn’t happened.  I find myself still craving oreos and peanut butter instead of flax and fiber.  One would expect that a professional, educated woman could think her way out of fatness but apparently it takes the dreaded exercise and portion control which I do not like.  I remember once upon a time, in what feels like another lifetime, that I actually rushed home so I could get in a workout before my husband got home.  I also ate healthy meals and drank only water.  Does that woman still exist somewhere in me or am I doomed to be the sarcasti, unhappy introvert that blames all her shortcomings on someone else?   NO, NO,NO, and DOUBLE NO!!! I think I can become who I want to be:  a better Christian woman, focused on God, family, and others without going overboard in any area and remembering to be kind to myself.  Each day I must strive just to be better on that day.  I will surprise even myself as time goes by - just watch me.



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      Coachmombabe wrote Jan 2, 2009
    • PChilde, pay close attention to your self talk. What are you saying to yourself about food, exercise, your character? If your thoughts are negative you could be setting yourself up for failure.

      Instead, talk gently to yourself. Remind yourself that changes are hard, but you are doing it for your health and well being. Tell yourself how good these new choices are for you and all the good things that will come from making them.

      Take some time to write out a vision for yourself. What are you imagining your results to be? How do you see yourself, your life, and your character? Be as detailed and colorful as possible. Then for the next 2 or 3 weeks, read this vision, visualize it, internalize it. Keep it as your “big picture“.  

      When the going gets tough, get out that vision and remember what you are investing in. Your life!



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