"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but building the new. "
True isn't it?
Every day is a battle with myself. I begin the day with a shower, applying my face (makeup), getting dressed, getting my son up and ready, doing my hair, and running out the door to get to daycare and work on time. Throughout this whole routine I always find myself finding things I don't like. "Ew another zit ", " still feeling large and in charge, " "I have nothing to wear," etc. I've found that I hear more negative things in that short time frame, than I usually do in an entire day... and all from myself, the source!
As of Tuesday I began a new job adventure in Lincoln. As well as working full time in Lincoln I will still be taking clients here in town at the salon I've been employed with for the past 2 years.
I'm sure this change will be challenging, as I'm finding it harder to make time to meet with Tyson, and also not liking that I spend less time at home now.
BUT! Rather than thinking about all the negative, I am trying to approach everything with the positive. In the morning's I find myself saying "wow I'm having a good hair day," "my makeup looks great today," "I haven't fit in this forever," "I'm doing this for our future" , etc.
My days seem to be a lot more bearable with this new approach.
I've made too much progress to keep living in the past and with the same old habits. I'm hitting new goals both at home and in the gym and have come too far to start going backwards!
When I was able to meet with Tyson, I weighed in and was more than pleased with what the scale read. Every week when I step on the scale I cringe as I inch the marker over to the next weight bracket. But this week I didn't have to go as far to the right, and was elated to be in a new weight bracket. Tyson decided to celebrate with running! We both did running/walking increments on the treadmill. As much as I hated it in my head, it wasn't as bad as I imagined.
I may not be in the gym as much as I would like, but I turn that into, "at least you go when you can, and you stay on your feet and moving when you're not". See, positive!
As I end this blog I seriously need to acknowledge all of the readers. I LOVE when people come up to me and ask about my journey. I still find it crazy that people actually read, let alone enjoy reading what i write each week. It's awesome to know that so many people are supporting us all as we put our self out in the public eye!