Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Except for the food...it's Groundhog Day when it comes to this. No choices. As a matter of fact, I was thinking I can't eat another piece of broccoli this week! I'm having a love, hate relationship with my green friend right now.
This is where I start talking to myself. Time to replace the negative inner voices with positive affirmations. "I love broccoli"! I said it out loud. Maybe I should click my heels and spin around a few times.
I'm kidding, but it did get me to giggle thinking how silly it would be to do this. ( I'm all for whatever works.) One thing that does work for me is changing my inner dialogue when I'm feeling crabby or having negative thoughts. There's a really great book-- Feeling Good by David D. Burns.
The book deals with issues surrounding depression -- anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self esteem and other "black holes". But there is some great useful information on techniques that will lift your spirits and develop a positive outlook on life. Nip negative feelings in the bud and wrestle them into submission. Gotta love that!! I believe we can feel good everyday and it just takes a little muscle on the inside to be reflected on the outside.
This was my day to rest, so it was 40 minutes of interval training on the StairMaster. I'm gearing up to get my butt kicked by my trainer Chidi tomorrow.
I know why they call that workout I posted yesterday The Compound Aftershock. It sure did a number on my arms! I'm going to be doing this one again. =)
Other than that, it was work as usual and a pretty uneventful day. Gotta hit the sack. Up early for cardio!
Posted by Matreena Noland at 8:24 PM