Happy Monday morning everybody out there in Cyberland!! Week 5 was good to me. I finally made the decision that I was going to exercise, no matter what. Earlier this week, I came across a motivational statement that simply said; “You don’t find WILLPOWER you create it.” This statement, for some reason, really opened my eyes to something I have been struggling with. I have shared before that I can become very complacent with myself. I tend to get lazy and lack self-motivation. I have struggled with this pretty much all my life and I am pretty darn certain that this “issue” I have, has kept me from experiencing success in many different areas of life. So, I wrote this statement down on a piece of paper and have it right in front of me all day long! Using this “new” motivational tool, I was able to exercise every weekday last week. Saturday and Sunday were fun days playing with my grandson, and being that he never stops, I guess you could say I exercised those days also.. lol Even though my body composition numbers did not change (my weight and body fat numbers), I know that I am making progress. I have to be very careful of the foods I am eating to make sure they are not adding unwanted sugars to my diet. This, by far, is the biggest challenge I face everyday, but it is also the thing that is helping my body to heal, and giving me more energy and a clear mind.
Enough about me! How are you dong today?! Did you have a good week, or one that you wish you could do again? I want to encourage you to ask yourself this question as often as possible: “Am I creating my success story”? I have found, that if I continue to self evaluate my actions, then I can get a more accurate version of where I am in my life journey. The key to self-evaluation is ,you MUST be honest with yourself. If you don’t think you can, then ask someone that has been with you on this journey, and get their opinion. In order for us to be successful, we have to be taking the steps necessary t o keep moving forward. It is ok if we stumble or fall. Just do not give up. We are the only ones that can make our journey a success. We have to be the ones that “create our own willpower“. I will be here for you; you may have a support group that is here for you. But, without OUR personal commitment and determination to be successful, it just won’t happen.
I am very excited to hear your success story! Please feel free to share with us what you are doing to overcome the challenges, and what victories you are experiencing! Until next time… Have a great day!