10/08/09 – 4,529
Food Journal – Yes
Good Friday Morning, Mintdom!
This morning during my quiet time, thoughts started creeping into mind:
You did ONLY 4,529 steps yesterday.
You had another low-step day.
Are you EVER going to get back to intentional exercise?
What is wrong with you?
You NEED to get back on the stick.
All I could see this morning was what I was not doing. That ugly little voice in the back of my mind kept pointing out my failure. Arrrggggggg!!! I think it lasted for maybe a minute (a lot of damage can be done in a minute). Thank God, I surround myself with good reading material. I picked up a couple of my books and came upon the following quote:
“You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass-produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on the Earth by the Master Craftsman.” –Max Lucado (Best-selling author)
Now I am a Christian, and I believe that I God designed me, but you do not have to be a Christian to believe that you are a one-of-a-kind, wonderfully made person with specific talents and gifts. If I am going to succeed in this world, I need to believe that I can, and that is a choice. I choose to believe that I can do this. I choose to focus on my accomplishMINTs. I choose to focus on the talents that I DO have.
I just tracked my steps every day for the past 101 days!
I walked OVER two miles yesterday!
I started a food journal!
I write a blog almost every day!
I swam one day this week!
I showed up for life this week!
I did have a slight lapse this morning. The good news is that it did not last long. Phew! Just so, you know, this thought process did not happen by accident. In the past 5 years, I surrounded myself with positive people, positive books, and even positive music. It is like intentional exercise for my mind and soul. Do you practice intentional exercise for your mind and soul (spirit)? It is a choice.
AffirMINTion: I am a one-of-a-kind person with my own talents and gifts!
Make it a GREAT day, IF you choose to
Life is good!