I came across this motivational picture this morning and it really cracked me up!
The first things that came to mind for me were dentists, sharks, tidal waves and tornadoes. Really? These things could make me happiest? It think not!
However…then I remembered something pretty exciting from my day yesterday. I had a very special engagement to attend (I will blog on this later!) and all my jeans were in the hamper. I have two closets: one for the clothes I used to be able to wear and one for the clothes I am wearing now or those that run a little bigger. I am still on this journey to lose unhealthy fat and I have not reached my goal yet, but I am definitely making progress! I wondered about the ONE pair of jeans I knew I could not even button and thought may be I could wear a big sweater to hide beneath if ONLY I could get them past my thighs. I was afraid to even try, but I did. And guess what! “Sometimes the things that you are most afraid are the very things that make you the happiest!” Not only did these particular jeans fit, I had to wear a belt with them!
I contribute this happy jean moment (and day!) to implementing Shakeology into my daily regime. I feel better, I have more energy, I feel fuller and satisfied after my shake, and my cravings for things like chips, dips, salty foods and certain sweets have disappeared.
Some motivation makes no sense, but if you think about it, usually such truths make all the sense in the world!
Keep Choosing Consistency and think about adding some Shakeology to your diet…you will be delighted and surprised when you can get into your old jeans too!
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According to the Urban Dictionary, a “thingie” is a noun for a non-specific term for anything.
Okay, today was the day I really wished I had my “car pocket sign holder thingie” all full and prepared. But, let me first define what this “thingie” is.
Several years ago I wished I had prepared signs for my car that I could randomly pull from to hold up and show drivers as they passed me or I passed them who were driving in a way that was irritating, dangerous or just plain rude. Today was the day I would have chosen the sign “thingie” that would have said, “You drive like an a**hole!”
All that is needed to make these signs is some cardboard or construction paper, even a cheap paper plate, Popsicle sticks, tape or glue, crayons, markers or even better yet BLACK PERMANENT MARKERS! Create and write many statements that reflect your feelings about really bad or rude drivers. Keep a nice little pocket folder “thingie” in your car and fill it with your home-made signs.
Great, therapeutic thought, don’t you think?
Actually, no. Not a good idea. A word of WARNING: in this day we do NOT want to engage in such behaviors as showing our “car pocket sign holder thingies” because of crazy people in the world who just may retaliate with a gun, knife, bomb or follow us, beat us up or slash our tires, steal our mail, rob our homes, whatever… BUT, the thought is incredibly therapeutic and a wonderful stress buster in dealing with idiot drivers out there.
Now, secondly and most importantly, this kind of behavior does NOT reflect integrity, and we need to and must choose this above all, first and foremost.
It may be helpful to go for a run, walk, do a work out, drink a cup of herbal tea, listen to some classical or relaxing music, read a soothing poem, but some of us may need more tangible activities to rid us of this kind of stress in dealing with terrible drivers or long hours on the road traveling. Then go ahead and make the sign or signs! Just DO NOT put them in your cars or share them with others! Do the activity, but put them away. Laugh and feel good afterwards!
Again, sharing our “pocket sign holder thingies” will not help us, others or our world, but creating them can be a fantastic stress buster!!!
What are your thoughts on this? I sure enjoyed making my one and only sign this afternoon! (You all know the one I chose, too!)
Above all, Keep Choosing Consistency in living a life of integrity,