Monday, March 18, 2013

Motivational Monday!!

So, as I sat there on Sunday night wondering what I could write about on Monday I kept drawing a blank. I usually write my posts the night before and "publish" them in the morning. I am not really a great morning person and I don't have time to do it and once I get to work, forget it- I teach so the kids don't let me have that kinda down time. :)
I have been off work for a week for Spring Break and have really enjoyed it. I hit my goal of running a 10k.. you can read about that here . I have only 2 more weeks to go until I am done with my Lent challenge, but I will talk more about that later. I got a new boss 3 days before we got out for Spring Break and I am not a big fan of change... (at all!). So, you are probably thinking- what does this have to do with the price of rice in China? LOL!
I needed some motivation this morning. I was feeling down, discouraged and just not myself. For one, I don't know if I am making progress because I can't weigh or measure. I ate like crap yesterday. I was feeling that lonely, single girl feeling and realized that Spring Break marked 3 years that I have been single. WOW! I was starting to worry about going back to work and the changes that could take place. I was down in the dumps. I needed some serious motivation to pull myself out of it.
Usually on Sundays, I watch Joel Osteen on TV. It is my church time. No, I am not going to preach to you about how you should watch him... We all do our own thing when it comes to religion... I am not a fan of pushing religion on people at all! BUT I did enjoy his message and it helped.
The message today was about NEGATIVE LABELS! I think we have all put a negative label on ourselves at some point in our lives. What has been yours? Here are a few I have used to describe myself:

The list goes on and on.... I am really good at beating myself up. I am also good at listening to what other people say about me, more of the bad than the good. Joel talked about removing those negative labels. We need to believe that we are the best that God can possibly make us. No one else out there knows what God has given us. We need to stop letting other people push us down and stop believing those negative labels! We need to stop letting the negative label control us. We need to replace them with positive labels!
So, today I challenge you...
Instead of saying
I am fat........ say I am beautiful!
Instead of saying
I can't..... say I will!
Instead of saying
I am not a runner.... say I can run!
Instead of saying
I am not worthy....... say I am worth it!
Don't label yourself with negative labels. Be positive and think positively about what you can and will be! Together and by motivating each other and being positive, we can all erase those negative labels.
Today I am saying: I am beautiful, smart, strong, good enough, worth it, lovable, inspiring, motivational, I AM THE WAY GOD MADE ME.
Have a great Monday ladies!

1 comment:

  1. Sometimes it is hard to be positive, but good for you!!!

    ...and on a side note, I was single 5 years without any prospects when I was introduced to my now husband... I did not think it was ever going to happen for me, but it did, and I really used those years to become comfortable in my own skin, its all in His timing! :)