Grab a cup of tea or coffee (oh what the heck, get a danish too!) and sit a spell. You might want to grab your notebook and pen because you never know when you will be inspired to write down a quote, or jot down a poem of your own. Words are like that, they take you on a journey and the next thing you know you are breathing life into your own magical world of words.

Monday, January 23, 2012

I Hate Exercise

I dislike the word hate but I hate exercise. The whole time I am thinking, “When is this going to end, this is tedious, I really don’t like this, is it over yet.” I am tired of being told that if I would just exercise I would be healthy. I am also refusing to let the scale rule me.

Throwing My Scale Away
In the past when I have determined that I am going to lose weight, I have become obsessed with the scale. I often would weigh myself two and three times a day if not more.  Not this time and not ever again. I am throwing my scale away.  The past couple of years the scale has not been my friend. I can't lose weight by focusing on my weight. I am choosing to change my focus to how I feel and I choose to feel good.
My Motivation to Lose Weight
I have two young grandbabies. One is two and a half and the other is a newborn. There isn’t a single picture of me and the newborn because I have completely avoided being in front of the camera. Every time I pass a mirror I find myself saying, “Ewww or Ick!” Enough! I want to be in pictures with my grandbabies and I want to feel good when I look in the mirror.
Changing My Focus
As of this morning I am looking in the mirror and smiling; just smiling. You can’t help but feel good when you smile. No more thinking about how much I weigh or how fat I think I am. I am dressing in clothes that make me feel good; fixing my hair and make-up to my liking and by the end of this week I will have my picture taken with my Grandbaby.
Make A Change
I changed one thing last week that has already made a huge difference in how I feel. I started standing while typing on the computer. I now mostly type in the kitchen at my island counter.  If I need a break from standing I have a stool that I sit on for very short periods but not for long. I also mostly type with music on that makes me want to move. As I am standing there typing, I am moving my body, wiggling, bopping, vibrating to the music.
When a particularly good dancing song comes on I stop writing and just dance. This allows me to shake out of my body all that I don’t want and connect in to my higher self/soul so that the words can flow. It also gets me moving in a fun way, helps me feel good, and I no longer obsess about how much I weigh because I know that if I keep moving this much the weight is going to just melt off.
Change Your Focus and Move Your Body
What change in your life can you make that will help you change your focus? How can you add more movement back into your life that is fun and doesn’t feel like exercise?
Remember… It is important to only move as much as is comfortable to you; it shouldn’t be painful or over taxing. Even if you can only move a little bit it is important to move at least a little and then over time you will be able to move more and more.
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