Well my post yesterday was pretty "down in the dumps" as I have been having a rough go the last couple of weeks. Well I received an email from my Aunt that made me cry. I NEVER CRY. I wanted to share it with you because I believe it can support and motivate others as it has done for me.
Hope you don't mind Aunt Sheila.....love you xoxoxo
Unknown Author: You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there
Hi Bonnie: I’m sorry that you’re having such a bad time and feeling unmotivated, etc.
You can do this – you ARE doing this. 8 lbs is better than 40 lbs. Keep walking, keep trying to eat right, don’t drown in the “what’s happening to me this week”. Don’t stay there …. Swimming 101. Sometimes in life we have to hold on by our fingertips until the bad times go by. That’s what you need to do right now. Here’s my favourite quote to myself when things are going badly“this too shall pass”…….. it’s got me through some pretty rough storms.
Here’s the other thing I used to do when I didn’t want to run, etc. I would chant a little mantra to myself with every step. “I love X” (put name at the X – and sometimes even put yourself in!!). I have to admit I’ve also done it in reverse (I hate X) !!
And when I felt I couldn’t even do THAT – I would just count each step 1 to 10. Start over 1 to 10. Start over 1 to 10 – until I got through my run….
You can do this Bonnie. Don’t let things get you down too much. And reward yourself more often right now. Reward yourself for getting that damn 8 lbs off and keeping it off for one week – make it relatively big. It might get you over the hump.
No tattoos though!
Love ya very much.
Aunt SheilaAKA: "Elizabeth Lucky"