Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Daily intentions

I'm trying reallllyyyyy hard to no longer be on a "diet".  Rather than working out so I can eat more" I'm now eating to give me energy to workout. 

I've focussed so long on losing weight, which I am not succeeding in lately, which I'm just starting to realize is one of the many reasons of my negative self-talk (you're a failure, you can't lose weight, you are going to be fat forever, yada yada).

I'm doing my best to switch my goal from weight loss to build muscle.  I want to get stronger.  I want to lift heavier.  I want to make sure I create the body that is able to keep up with the workouts I love to do. 

How is losing weight going to make it easier to lift that bar over my head. 
How is restricting my calorie intake going to help me squat lower.

There are some things I do that would definitely be easier to do at a lower weight like running, pull-ups, toes to bar, burpees - but those would also be easier if I build more muscle.

If that's my focus, then my negative self-talk would diminish because I have no doubt that the weight I can lift will only go UP not down.   I will only ever improve my squat, it will never get worse. 

Focus on the positive, not on the negative.

Ok, so back to the title of my post.  Yesterday the brilliant motivating speedy strong Katie Squires from Fit Mom in Barrhaven asked for our daily intentions in one of my favourite fb groups, Losing it in Ottawa.  It got me thinking that it's a great way to start the day - to put it out there (to my conscious? To the universe?) what are my intentions for the day.  What am I going to strive for?  What's important to me? 

Now I want to start incorporating this into my daily morning routine.  Each morning I want to take a few moments and tell myself what I want to accomplish for the day.  What are my goals.  What am I striving for.

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 I'm not sure what my intentions will be yet, I have to put a lot of thought towards it.  But I will, this is important to me.

It's about time I treat myself the way I treat others.  Rather then setting myself up to fail, I am setting myself up to succeed.

6 people had this to say:

Chantal said...

Christy! You have evolved so much in the last few months. Listen to yourself! You are amazing! Daily intentions are a great idea (as long as you don't berate yourself if you miss a day or don't follow your original intentions). You are making some serious strides woman! And inspiring a whole bunch of people along the way!

Mis(s)Mannered Mom said...

I was just going to say the same thing as Chantal! You are growing and evolving SO much, every day! I'm in awe of the changes you're making, your willingness to be totally frank and honest about the struggles, and the way you "think out loud" right on this blog-things we all feel and struggle with! I LOVE the daily intentions, and writing things down sort of "solidifies" it, to me!

Allee said...

Love it! I was thinking of re-starting my gratitude journal so I remember to be thankful and grateful each day. Gratitude and Goals - my daily reflection on my lfe, thank you for helping me get here. You are such an inspiration!

Teresa said...

Gratitude has been one of the most important concepts from the health and weight management course I started taking. Quieting the negative thoughts and being kind to yourself are paramount. Great post. All the best.

Christy said...

You guys are killing me here, I love the comments, my eyes are welling up and once again it's so very apparent what kind of a wonderful support group I am surrounded with. It's a daily struggle, but I've gotten better because of all of you. xo

Kataroo said...

Your friends that love you, each amazing women, they are a testament to how AMAZING you are...you attract them :) All of this is part of that beautiful life :) Hope today was a good one.