Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My New Mantra

On my last post I wrote that routine is essential, but especially because it's summer, it's hard to stick to your routine. And it seems that every week since my son has been off of school, the routine keeps changing! So, I have developed a new mantra this past week that has been very helpful.

I wrote on my last post that though our routine can be thrown off or we become too busy or overwhelmed we can do at least ONE good thing for our body. That has been my new mantra, "ONE good thing for my body." When I'm too tired to go to the gym, I repeat that mantra and find myself in the gym. When I wake up in the morning, I repeat the mantra and find myself drinking 3 glasses of water before I eat breakfast. When I get very hungry and just want to pile up my plate, I repeat the mantra and find myself measuring my food portions.

It can get overwhelming if you're not in the habit yet of exercising, counting calories, having fruits or veggies with every meal and drinking lots of water. Yet, when I repeat my mantra, I find that I'm able to do all of the above...all week! I've changed my thought process to "I want to be slender" to "My body has to be healthy." That's a good feeling.

Do you have a mantra? If you don't, then take mine! You'll find that you may end up doing several good things for your body that day & if you do only ONE than you have something to celebrate about! I leave you my mantra as today's Food for Thought.


Food for Thought: "Do ONE good thing for my body TODAY."
H.K. original quote





15 comments:

Losing it said...

I am the same, I get up tired or not and go work out it helps a lot, especially when I REALLY don't want too. Good luck with losing it!!

Sally said...

Great advice! Just "one" good thing is far less overwhelming than the whole picture. I can handle that!

Big Girl said...

Good for you for adapting, it's not easy to do.

I'd say my mantra is "do the right thing."

Amy H. said...

I tend to make up excuses as to why I can't do something, so now when I find myself doing that, I say, "less talk, more action."

kaseybobasey said...

I love it. You're right...it gets VERY stressful having to keep up with a million different things AND stay on plan. I get so overwhelmed sometimes and I just beat myself up completely if I skip a workout...but I'm REALLY gonna try this whole do one good thing a day. I think that'll help me ALOT! Thanks girl!

Shelley said...

That is a great mantra and I'm totally stealing it!

Gigi said...

This is such a good idea and I'm so glad it's working well for you. My mantra seems to change daily depending on what my challenges are like "don't kill the kid" or "I didn't marry his family so just chill" or "it's only against the law if someone catches me doing it". Seriously tho, when it comes to keeping my mind on doing the right thing for my health I just say "every day" and that usually gets me focused. Great post.

Patty said...

Excellent mantra--I think I'll still it too! :-)

Lisa said...

Great montra! I might have to copy you! :)

Jennifer said...

I'm going to steal it from you as well. I think it will help me get through the weekend (that is always my downfall).

Pink Makes the World Go 'Round said...

I took your advice and went to the gym today, even though I wanted to stay at home, lay on the couch, and read Twilight. So thank you very much! :)

Mom on the Run said...

i need to adopted this mantra. I am sucking out this summer. I am hoping with my month off I can improve things.

she-Fit said...

I really should get a mantra... currently it's: just do it! haha

My 3 Month Challenge said...

Oh summer oh summer. I didn't expect the summer season to ruin my routine. But now I'm back to kick myself in shape and get back to my workout routine and healthy eating style. Hopefully no more sidetracking for me!!!

Bev P aka Hockeygal4ever said...

Good thought! No matter what, you've accomplished something today.

Keep going strong!