I love and miss my grandmother very much. She and I were very close. She taught me a lot. I was actually trying to remember some of the things she used to say to put in this post. But it was difficult, so I asked my dad. He also had trouble so he asked his aunt, my grandmother's sister. She also had trouble coming up with anything. The thing about my grandmother was that she was a woman of action. She led by example. She always made you feel loved but she never took any shit either.
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins tomorrow. I just want to take the time to remember her for who she was and what she meant and still means to me.
I think it's very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person.
In my life I've spent very little time alone. Now that I understand the importance of spending time alone, I really enjoy spending time with myself. I look forward to spending time alone. I can really relax. I don't have to worry about saying the right thing or catering to anyone else's needs. I can really focus on me. Taking time, even if it is just a few minutes can really help me to refocus so that I can be better for the people that I love.
Yes!!! This is why I'm here! This is why I'm doing this! The whole reason I am trying to find me is so that I can enjoy my life, so that I can be happy!
I want everyone in my life to be happy. I know that I can't really help anyone to be their best if I am still learning who I am. It feels really awful when I have to tell people that I care about that I can't help them or I just don't know what to tell them. I believe that I'll be a better friend when I am a better me.
I found a quote by Bethenny Frankel who as you may know is the creator of Skinny Girl. Her quote really struck a chord with me because I have really noticed a difference between the results of working out and eating right. I see better results when I eat well than when I exercise. Obviously when you combine the two, the results are the best but even if you can't exercise everyday you can eat well everyday.
I see results on the scale and in the mirror. For me the biggest deal is the way I feel. I have so much more energy when I watch what I eat. I even sleep better when I eat right and exercise!
"Everything you have ever wanted is sitting on the other side of fear."
I found this quote this morning and I immediately thought of the journey I am on. I think that it is so true, no matter what type of journey you are on or thinking about embarking on. I definitely had to face some fears and I still do. I am so much happier now than i was before i began this journey. I say all of this to say that if you don't face your fears you will never get the things you want out of life. Have a great and courageous day everyone!
So yesterday I made a post about how powerful words can be. This quote goes even deeper. Whether a negative or a positive outcome, it all begins with your thoughts!
Since I started working out on a more regular basis I have discovered how true this quote is. I will admit that I first began working out with one purpose in mind, losing weight. Now that it has been about six weeks (give or take), I have found that I don't even think about the scale when I think about working out.
On the way to the gym I'm not thinking about how many calories I'm going to burn or how much weight I'm going to lose. I'm thinking about the actual workout. I'm getting pumped up just thinking about the work I am about to put in. When I am not working out, I am looking up new workouts.
I have noticed that I am getting stronger and I have more stamina. Becoming fit has become a way of life for me.
I feel like this quote was written for me!
I know that I started this site almost three months ago but i am still learning about myself. Sometimes I feel like the more I learn the more there is to learn. I am not really a resolutiony kind of person. In the past I have made resolutions only to be unsuccessful.
For 2015 I have decided that I will simply strive to be my best.
I love this quote! It reminds me that no matter how hard I work or how many great ideas I come up with, without the right mindset I will never accomplish anything.
If I expect myself to succeed than I will succeed. Whether it be dieting or exercising or strengthening my relationships, I first have to think those oh so powerful thoughts that tell me to put int he work because I expect to reap the benefits from all that I have sown.
I have been working really hard on my body lately. I have gone through stents of changing my habits before but I never found any lasting success. I realize that it is because what I expected was unrealistic. I have noticed changes in my physical body this time. Even though it has been less than four weeks and I don't see the pounds melting away, I feel better. I have more energy, I am stronger and my stamina has improved. The most important thing is that I haven't given up. In the past I would have given up after a week without seeing the scale move in the right direction. Now I am fueled by my thoughts. I am armed with fact that I expect to see the results in time. I will be even more excited and proud of myself for being patient and putting in the work and discipline necessary to transform my body.
Having the right mindset is often the difference between failure and success.
"I am the master of my fate and the captain of my destiny"
I first heard this quote long before I was really truly ready to digest it. I was twelve years old, trying to join a club at school. At the time, I put this quote in the same bucket as all of the other cliches I had been fed as a child; "the sky's the limit" and "if you believe it, you can achieve it".
Don't get me wrong, these are great quotes. But there is something empowering about the quote by Nelson Mandela. Maybe it is the use of the word "captain". It tells me that I am in control of my future. What happens to me is a direct result of the decisions I make.
At this point in my life, I really found this quote helpful. As a wife and mother I have certain obligations. As an employee I have certain obligations. When I began this journey I was feeling trapped by my life and the obligations that come along with the roles that I have chosen. Now I have a very different perspective on my life. Yes, I still have obligations but this is the life I have made for myself. I love my husband and children so I also embrace the things that I have to do for them. I love certain aspects of my job so I also embrace the parts that are more like work.
The fact is that my life has not always been this way and it will not stay this way forever. I am in control of the changes I make in my life and I like that.