Monday, July 6, 2009

Motivational Monday

How do you like my 9mm XD? :-D (It's the black thing attached to my right hip in the holster.)

From Denise Austin
Motivational Monday
Rethink Your Habits One Step at a Time!
I am a big believer in the power of small victories! The best way to get healthier and more fit is to take baby steps, to introduce good habits a few at a time.

When you try to overhaul your entire lifestyle overnight, it's easy to burn out. But when you start with one small change and put your energy into making it a habit, the chances are a lot better that it will stick! Did you know that it takes about three weeks to establish a habit? If you can take a small, achievable step and make it a regular part of your life for three weeks, you should be able to stick to it permanently.

If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by the number of changes you want to make in your life, or if you're not sure how to get started, try this: Make a list of the changes you'd like to make, big and small. Include anything you can think of. Now go over the list and pick out one change to start with. Make it something that you feel is achievable at this stage of your life — for example, you may not be able to make over your entire diet, but maybe you can fit in one more vegetable each day in place of a less healthy food. Or you may not have time to join an aerobics class, but maybe you can start taking a walk most nights after dinner. Pick something you think you can accomplish, and put your energy into making it happen! You'll be so happy when you can check this item off of your list.

Once you feel confident that you've accomplished this small change, add another item from your list to your efforts. And don't forget to keep track of the changes you've already made! Nothing is more inspiring than knowing that you can — and have — accomplished changes in your life. Be proud along this journey!

Here's a pic of the pearl ring I got in remembrance of mom.


Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

I thought "9MM XD" was some kinda gangsta slang for muscles. "Yo, check out these 9MM XD's, baby!"

I figured it out... eventually.

Anonymous said...

Love the picture and the ring! Good post too.

Ashley said...

Great advice! I've been trying to do just that so I don't get overwhelmed.

Gorgeous ring! I love pearls!

Melisa said...

What a wonderful daily reminder of your mom!

Thanks for sharing the great info!

Annalisa201 said...

What a beautiful ring!

The advice is great! I actually need to start my list again - it's been since Christmas since I did that type of list, and so much has changed since then. Thanks for the reminder!

I've given you an award over on my site, you can pick it up anytime. Much love,Annalisa

Cammy said...

Sigh. I'm so tired of people stealing my concept of the tippy toe diet. What's especially aggravating is that so many of them did it before I figured it out for myself. :)

Lovely, lovely ring!

Actual Scale said...

Great post, thanks for sharing!

Love the ring - what a terrific way to remember her every day.

SeaShore said...

That's a very pretty ring.

Bella said...

What a beautiful ring. How nice that you will be able to look down and remember her throughout the day.

tisha said...

Great STRONG picture!! The ring is beautiful and as others have said a great reminder - although you probably don't need it to remember her. :(

mommie2lea said...

You look fabulous... and so does your new ring. That's a beautiful reminder of your dear mother.