Tuesday, 9 October 2012
What's Your Mantra?
I'm down 10.4 lbs for the month of September and I credit my success to a new mantra I stole from my friend, Kianne. "Not this time." Which for me has become an easy "motherly-love" answer to myself. Example:
Hubby: "Wanna go out for frozen yogurt?"
Me: "Not this time."
Me on the elliptical: UGHhh...I hate the elliptical! I'm SO bored. I'm at 26 minutes. That's close enough. I can quit.
Me: "Not this time"
Thinking "not this time," means that I could maybe next time, and promising myself a possibility of an alternate choice at a later date makes it easier to stay on my course right now. I'm not saying, "No, I can't because I'm on a diet.", I'm just saying, "No thank you. Not this time." And that sounds a lot more like a healthy lifestyle choice to me! The mantra has really been a Mom's (and Nanny's!) argument-ending statement to the war I have with myself regarding decisions about my health and nutrition.
My step aerobics instructor asked me my name and chatted me up today after class. We have a large class, so most of us only know each other by sight. The fact that my instructor asked my name means she has noticed me there and has decided it's worthwhile to learn my name. It's a good feeling and makes me want to be there even more. :)