There have been days when I've been a little grumpy -- ok, sometimes a LOT grumpy. Haven't we all? You don't sleep well & the coffee just isn't doing it for you. When I'm not on leave, I get up super early to go to work, so exercising in the morning really isn't an option unless I want to get up at 2:45 a.m. -- that is soooooo not happening.
Trying to get into a good mood when you woke up on the wrong side of the bed is hard. But, I try to "get happy" anyway before I get to my carpool. Otherwise, they get to see the Grumpy Gus side of me. I don't like being grumpy so I have decided that having a positive attitude is a choice. Things are just so much better when I'm in a good mood.
One of the ways that works for me is to get to the commuter lot a little early & read The Good Book (Bible) as I listen to some of my favorite music. Works every time!!
I do a little exercise at lunch time to give me that afternoon mood boost & then I stop by the gym to work out on my way home (most nights) so I get another mood boost before I get home. This mood boosting schedule has been working well for me, thankfully.
I don't like to be a Grumpy Gus. Besides:
No Grumpy Gus today!! Keep smiling!! Be a carrier of a positive attitude where ever you go.
The thing about living life to the fullest is that there are going to be days that are not so great. I used to hate those days, but I have come to realize that without those rough days, I wouldn't appreciate the good days as much -- I'd take them for granted. I don't ever want to take anything for granted.
There are days that you are going to fail, but:
Pick yourself up & keep moving forward.
Also keep this in mind:
Push through the rough days as best as you can. Your SparkFriends are here to help you.
Thanks to all of you who have helped me through the rough days.
This is one of my favorite verses. I know that the plans God has for me are good & are plans of hope & to bring me a bright future. That makes me smile. He has my best interests at heart.
In the past, I have not made resolutions for the New Year because I'm not very good about following through. On many occasions I let circumstances derail my efforts. I have realized on this journey that I was not relying on God as heavily as I should have to give me the strength to do this. He cares about this because I care about it, so I should definitely include Him.
So, I can & will resolve to continue eating healthy foods & I can & will continue to exercise. I've been doing that for 6 months & I'm sure I can continue. I also know that now I'm in better physical shape, I need to push myself a little more during exercise. I have a deadline in mind because our goals should have deadlines, but I'm not going to stress about how long it takes. I'll get there when I get there. Slow & steady wins the race.
One foot in front of the other, one good choice after another. With God's help, I CAN do this!!
I'm headed toward my dream of being the weight that I was when I got married.
I have some work to do & I'm going to roll up my sleeves & do it!!