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Buck Up Buttercup

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Well this morning my oatmeal exploded in the microwave, my stress meter went up at work, because tight deadlines just got tighter, and for some reason today I let some negative thoughts creep into my mind about where I am in my fitness journey, and how slow the rate of my progress as been lately. Then I saw this on my Instagram and I bucked up real quick.

I filled my brain with positive thoughts and reminded myself how far I've come. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and chalking today up as, "one of those days." Today is a day of your life that you're never going to get back, so even though it may not be the greatest day in your history make the most of it.

The other day I was teasing my boyfriend for being grumpy, and he told me he didn't know how someone can be so happy all the time. My response to him was that I choose to be happy. I choose to not waste time and energy dwelling on the negative. I choose to make matters better. I choose to live a happy life. Sometimes it takes a lot of effort to follow through with that choice, because not everything is going to be daisies and rainbows, but I make the most of what I get and the effort always pays off.
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  • no profile photo CD4199227
    Sometimes it is hard to remain positive thanks for sharing..........now go clean up that microwave!
    2623 days ago
    Very good! This is a powerful message! Thanks for sharing!
    2624 days ago
  • ADF1981
    Oh the oatmeal, been there! This is so true about staying positive. Sometimes it is easy to let the negative creep up on us, but got to keep smiling and keep going! We definitely can chose to be happy, sad, and angry. Sometimes the later two are unavoidable, but for the most part I've noticed with myself that small things that irk me may start to point my day in that direction and then I just have to refocus and push forward.

    About the slow progress, I get it. Sometimes it seems there are results and other times it feels like things are barely moving or not moving at all. But, all of a sudden there will be a big change. Now, I know it didn't happen overnight so I think we just don't see the gradual changes in ourselves. Hang in there and remember its a slow ride! Take it easy. Yeah, that song is now in my head. LOL
    2624 days ago
  • KAT321123
    Wow. The amount that I love this blog entry is huge, Amber! =) I think I especially love it because this is my usual frame of thought and I've lost track of it over the last few days so the reminder is pretty timely.

    It's funny how once someone labels their day as a "bad day" or "one of those days" it becomes that. But you're right that we all have a choice. In the last year or so I've also chosen happiness. It doesn't mean that things are going to be perfect all the time, but in getting better with smiling through adversity, I've really become a happy person. I'm not sure I could have said that a few years ago before I knew what I know now.

    Thanks for the reminder about how the choices we make about our attitude can really color how we see and experience things. And as someone whose oatmeal regularly explodes in the work microwave, I know smiling through it isn't always easy =)
    2624 days ago
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