08 September 2016

So thankful for my life now

It is amazing how your thoughts can affect your life. For the past month, I have really been working on my thoughts. No negative self-talk. Being positive. Thinking good things. I've also worked on my gratitude. I started writing down something good that happened every day. They are simple things; had ahi for lunch, got an Instant pot, got my office organized. Nothing earth shattering, just simple everyday things that are good news. It is so easy to focus on the negative. By doing this I am forced to find something good every day, even if I think nothing much happened. It is all in how you view things. And it's paying off. When I came home from work tonight, I just got really happy. I am so incredibly lucky. We have this fabulous house that is just amazing. It is far more than I ever thought I would own. It even has a pool. Hello!!!! A pool???? It is just so awesome. I have this great job, easily the best teaching job ever. School is only 4 days a week and every day I have at least 2 hours to prep. What?? I've never had that much time before. I did have time at St. Francis, but face it, that place was a freaking joke. Hubby has been able to semi-retire and work part time with me. He likes his job and he gets to take it easy. After working 6 days a week for years and years, it's nice that he can take it easy. We have every Friday off. Hello!!! Who has that??? It is just so awesome to have a 3 day weekend every week. We just bought a new car, a Dodge Caravan. We got the best deal on it. It was slightly used, 5,000 miles, and is a 2016. We got it for a steal. Who does that??? I just am so filled with gratitude for everything we have and the life we get to live. I guess it took a while to sink in that this is our life now. I just can't believe it sometimes. I guess all the hell we went through in Hawaii was worth it if it led to this.

So how is this affecting my weight loss goals? Well, it is a whole lot easier to eat right when you treat yourself well and think kind thoughts. I haven't done well on the workouts this week, but that all changes tomorrow. I just feel now like I'm worth it. Also, I've been eating more and that is helping my energy levels and my thoughts. It is much easier to be positive when you are full.

I am so thankful for everything we have now and for the life we get to live. It is not perfect, but it is so much better than Hawaii was. And positivity generates positivity. I am just feeling positive and upbeat all over the place.

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