In moments of weakness, I tend to shy away from my blog because I don’t want to discourage anyone. The truth is, we all go through these ups and downs and I think sharing the downs may actually encourage someone else to know it’s not just them.

My blog used to be therapeutic for me. I need to find that again. Maybe that will keep me on track? I’ve been thinking that I need to be more diligent about blogging here and perhaps start sharing my weigh-ins again? What do you think?

I have been eating a bit “off track” since my birthday and I need to get focused again. I had a moment last night where I just thought, “I’m never going to change. I’m always going to be like this. Who am I kidding?” 

I know that’s not like me to think so negatively. I’ve been working so hard to change myself, especially from the inside. As my therapist told me, it’s not “easy” to change a lifetime of habits. She’s right. So, why am I so hard on myself?

I guess I’m just sick of “relapsing” and starting over. Why can’t these good habits just stick for the long haul? I don’t know.

I know what I need to do. There’s a balance of mind, body, and spirit that I need daily and I’m not giving myself that right now. I just need to kick myself in the ass and like Nike says, “just do it!”

It sounds so much easier than it is.

Then, just this morning I saw this post from Ralph Martson, The Daily Motivator. Seriously, read his stuff. It’s part of my morning routine!

All the way there

The most powerful time to persist is when you don’t feel like it. Keep going, and the persistence itself will make you feel much better.

The most powerful time for keeping your expectations high is when those expectations are not being met. Persist in expecting the best, and in backing up your expectations with action.

When things are not working out, that’s an opportunity

for you to get busy working diligently and purposefully. When there’s a difficult challenge standing in your way, there’s meaningful value on the other side of that challenge.

If it seems you’ve run out of ideas, and you’re being blocked at every turn, go ahead and step confidently forward. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

The energy, the resources and the opportunities are most certainly there. Persistence is how you prove that you’re ready and willing to make the most of those opportunities.

When you’re weary, frustrated and disappointed, you’re also closer than ever to the goal. Persist, and get yourself all the way there.

Ralph Marston – The Daily Motivator