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April 24, 2013 at 11:23 am in reply to: Daily Affirmations #34636
Money comes from expected and unexpected sources.April 10, 2013 at 6:31 am in reply to: Mindful Fitness #33375
Kickboxing class twice a week.
Weight training class twice a week.
Spin class once a week.
All these classes have pushed me past my comfort zone, and continue to. I want to kick higher, I want to curl a heavier dumbbell … I want to be thinner and stronger! I am so much more conscious of what goes in my mouth and how my body looks and feels. This month is two years for me at the gym and I can’t imagine NOT going to the gym anymore. Classes have made me more mindful of how good my body can feel.April 10, 2013 at 6:18 am in reply to: In what ways do you show compassion to yourself? #33374
Over the weekend I had some triggers that brought up pain from a recent loss. ( December ) I understand and acknowledge that this ‘loss’ is actually a blessing in disguise, but the sadness crept in and I found myself living in the past, wishing things had turned out different … wishing I could get back some part of what was.
Realizing the truth of the situation, I sat on my bedroom floor last night, my arms curled around my legs and I prayed. I find praying to God a good way to show compassion to myself. I also reasoned with myself in a loving way, like I was talking to a dear friend. I told myself that it’s okay to remember. It’s okay to miss someone. It’s okay that certain triggers set me off and to know that if that happens in the future, I’ll handle it better. I rubbed my arms and gave myself a big hug, then got up and stood in front of mirror. Closing my eyes for a moment so I could feel my team of benevolent Beings who surround me every moment of every day … I opened my eyes, looked directly into them in the mirror and told myself how much I love myself. I told myself that I know that little girl inside was hurt, and that everything happens for a reason and that we … her and I … were going to be okay. I told myself how wonderful I am and how much love fills my heart. I told myself I am beautiful and loving and that it’s his loss he’s no longer a recipient of my love.
I find mirror work to be a powerful tool of self-compassion. In fact, I have 5 daily goals and mirror work is one of them and last evening I used that tool to my fullest ability. I flooded my mind, heart and soul with an abundance of positive affirmations about myself.
Today … well today I feel great! I am grateful for everything that happens in my life. Good and bad.April 10, 2013 at 5:55 am in reply to: Daily Affirmations #33373
I am willing to receive the guidance to change.April 9, 2013 at 11:28 am in reply to: Daily Affirmations #32497
Everything I eat turns to health and beauty.April 8, 2013 at 10:26 am in reply to: Does everything boil down to fear? #31978
Fear knocked at the door. Love answered, and no one was there.
I’m not sure where that quote originated from, but it’s a powerful one.April 8, 2013 at 4:41 am in reply to: Daily Affirmations #31956
I trust my intuition.April 7, 2013 at 6:37 am in reply to: Daily Affirmations #31908
I give and receive more love every day.April 7, 2013 at 6:36 am in reply to: Daily Affirmations #31907
I am alive with God’s presence.
I am saturated with Divinity.April 5, 2013 at 9:55 am in reply to: Scrapbooks leave a legacy of love. #31192
I am new to scrapbooking, so I can’t speak to generations. Unless of course someone has one that I don’t yet know about.
A friend of mine got me started a few years back and my first project was a scrapbook of my oldest son’s high school years. I wrapped it and gave it to him as a Christmas gift during his first semester at college. He loved it! And I loved watching him open it and I loved watching his expressions as he viewed / read page after page. I plan to do the same for my youngest son, when he starts high school in two years.April 5, 2013 at 9:49 am in reply to: What are you GRATEFUL for today? #31191
Today I am grateful for …
April 5, 2013 at 9:28 am in reply to: When you feel shame. #31188
- This new forum
- Walking away from a political forum where I used to hang out.
- Like-minded people
Kudos to everyone for sharing your stories.
Kathy K … you ARE good enough! I know myself when I’m being irrational, I acknowledge it and watch it and know that clarity will come.
I dealt with my own shame a few months ago when I did something really stupid. I mean stupid. When I think back on it now, I know that I was acting out of fear, rather than acting out of love. I sent an email to someone I thought at the time was important. That email was received by the owner of the company my friend worked for. Needless to say, it was not warmly accepted and I received one back that left me feeling just horrible. I dealt with it, the shame and guilt waxed and waned until I finally came to the acceptance that I made a mistake and it’s silly to keep beating myself up over it with feelings of shame. It’s in the past now. The past no longer has control over me.April 5, 2013 at 8:43 am in reply to: Making Small Lifestyle Changes vs. Crash Diets #31181
I’ve dealt with weight, and weight loss my entire life. Back in September of 2011 I decided enough was enough. I had spent 44 years of my life eating every kind of food I wanted … most of which left me feeling horrible, looking horrible and pretty much miserable all over. A few months leading up to this decision, I had already started cutting out certain foods because I finally started listening to my body’s messages. So what happened was, I learned about glycemic index and the benefits of keeping blood sugar levels balanced. I am not a diabetic, I do not test my blood sugars, but for some reason, this just made sense.
I gave up the carbs (breads, rice, pasta) and I also gave up the processed sugars and processed everything. To nutshell it … I pretty much eat eggs, vegies, nuts, berries and meats. Though I’m trying to cut back on the meats but I just love me some juicy steak! In a year I dropped just over 50 pounds. I slowed the process because I started sabotaging myself with delicious Bailey’s Irish cream and a few other sugary items I just love. I’m happy to report, I’m back on track to release … melt away … dissolve … the last 19 pounds of unwanted, unneeded fat.
So with all that, I exercise. I take kickboxing class twice a week, a weight class once a week (though I’m thinking about adding another) and I recently started spin once a week. I love the gym, I love to sweat. And I never regret a class.
So that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
On a side note … I am soooooo happy that Tiny Buddha has these new forums!