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to Keep Going When You Want to Give Up.
Each Day Your Motivation!
What is motivation?
It is something that inspires
you to take action, gives you drive, nurtures enthusiasm! It spurs you on and
provides an impetus to continue, an overall driving force! It helps you want to
keep going when things are tough and one part of you wants to quit!
What helps develop
that quality for you? Below I share some possible things to consider.
Be in AWE of your
natural ability to bring beneficial changes into your life!
attitude of discovery, appreciation, and FUN for your journey!
Problem Solving + Practice + Persistence + Patience + Personal Kindness ---> New Habits!!!
You can always
BEGIN AGAIN! Any mistakes or failures, no matter how great, are never infinite,
they're finite! So,
climb back up and
It’s all self-discovery!
You learn what works and what doesn't work for you.
So, if you take one step, then fall on your face, then take another
step and...fall on your face...you're PROGRESSING one step by "one body length"
at a time! I call it "stumbling in the right direction!"
Also ask yourself,
"How will I take time
this week (each day) to acknowledge my efforts?"
Throw yourself at life! Keep your eyes wide open and learn. Have FUN!
Set your motivation,
your intention—your reason for making the effort.
Fertilize your new growth with
If You Would Grow.
A Daily Reminder.
Doing this will help you weather the ups and downs of your life's journey.
Consider also that you want to free your heart, mind, body, and spirit from
suffering. You want to be a healthy, happy camper!! You desire to celebrate your life!
Make it FUN!!
The process of making lifestyle change
can be entertaining and enjoyable!
You don't have to force yourself to do
something that you really like to do, do you? Self-care should NEVER be torture, or in any way
personally disrespectful. You can learn to celebrate a healthful lifestyle!
In fact, making FUN your focus will insure that your new patterns naturally
become your new way you create your life.
Go to dance around: Small
Baby Steps Lead to Success!,
Healthful Eating! Yum! Make It FUN. Make It Colorful!,
CELEBRATING The Simple Joys Of Life!,
The Power of Fun: Celebrate Enjoyable Ways To Be Active!,
Frolic In Nature!,
Bob's Healthy Kitchen and
Pantry, What's In It?
An Alphabetical Guide to Zestful Living,
Sprinkle Dollops of Delight and Self-Care Towards Yourself
for ideas of how to begin.
Prioritize. Take the
time. Invest in yourself: Invent a new life! When you choose to
do this, your deep emotional core KNOWS that you love and value...YOU!
Shine The Light of Self-Care
to learn about how transform
the root of low self-esteem. For me, it came from having
delight deficiency syndrome.
I didn’t take enough time to care for my soul and spirit in nurturing ways. I
found that deep down I didn’t feel worthwhile. For me, applied self-esteem was
learning how to take time for activities that fill up my well of reserve; so from
that well, I then take time to help others.
For me, taking time to
remember the pain of the past helps keep me motivated to make the daily
commitment to ongoing lifestyle change. Delve into
Bob's story, The Emotional Area.
In my Mission statement
I share my overriding reason for taking the
hundreds of hours that it has taken to write and post all of the materials
you find on the site (this keeps me going). Imagine that you have developed
all the skills and have PERSONALLY experienced all of the deep mental,
emotional, and physical shifts in your relationship with yourself!
Your life is transformed! Wow! Cool, huh?
empower each person to become a loving caregiver (their own lifestyle COACH) to their body, mind, and spirit;
in effect, to learn how to nurture, honor, and respect themselves.
In this Web site each person will get to the root of their
weight imbalance by identifying thoughts, feelings, and lifestyle patterns that affect on their eating and activity choices. For each person, I will
support your efforts as you learn skills that allow you to:
See your life as a whole
and develop wisdom and discernment about your moment-to-moment choices. You
will come to understand how each of your daily choices affect your body,
mind, and spirit--how everything is interconnected.
more compassionate and loving friend to yourself...feel a deep
affection for you!
Appreciate & care for
your body with the daily choices you make. Notice that your body
has "resisted your best efforts to kill it off and still works!" Over time,
your health improves!
Identify personal needs
and how to meet these needs.
self-care--to figure out what you need to be a healthy, happy camper!
expectations as you learn how to be your own lifestyle self-manager
coach). As you learn this skill, your self-confidence will improve!
Explore the emotional
aspects of your weight and come to meet your deep needs in
Practice eating for
health & pleasure. Yum! You will no longer be obsessed with
food! You will experience a healthy relationship with it. You will know that
"food is a delicious nutrient, NOT a lover!"
Learn to savor the joys
of an active lifestyle as you improve your friskiness!
Create a more fulfilling
lifestyle; one that blesses you and others!
Learn to see your
life as an ECOSYSTEM.
Your Life--Everything Is Interconnected!
Discover how to take the
long-term view as you gain perspective that life is a JOURNEY, not a race!
Don't just focus
on "the goal" of weight loss, but
enjoy the journey as you
Become Fit and Frisky From Within!
Take time to
CELEBRATE and appreciate your many blessings and opportunities. Notice
what's NOT wrong!! Are you having FUN yet? Savor the
Self-Nurturing, Self-Esteem section!
BEST of all, you will never need to "diet" again!
You will be free from the "diet mentality" and have learned to create your
life in a new way!
May the seeds
of self-honoring and respect, self-empowerment and
sprout, grow, and blossom into a wondrous, abundant new life for you!
Along your journey of change, be gentle with yourself!
Be respectful towards yourself:
"Don’t shout at the apple and demand that it ripen!
It won’t ripen any
faster and all you’ll get is a sore throat!!!"
—Advice given to me by my counselor