Discipline

Y’all…after three rounds….I finally made it to day 17.

Ok…so, I’m on a compressed timeline this round but…either way, it’s a BIG ONE 😱

Excerpt from the Oola Guys:

Today we’ll dive into the third OolaAccelerator – discipline.

It’s rare to find someone who has attained his or her dream life without the power of strong work ethic and discipline. Discipline comes in many forms, but one of the most important forms is positive thinking. Sometimes we get stuck in the routines of life – all of the stresses of work, family life, relationships, and finances pile up. As worry and uncertainty increase, it’s easy to catch ourselves viewing things from a negative perspective.

Today’s #OolaYLChallenge is to go 24 hours without complaining. 😐😬🙄😱

Whenever you catch yourself complaining in your head or out loud, pause and say one thing that you are grateful for. Use that moment as an opportunity to count a simple blessing in your life that you might’ve taken for granted, or even missed had you kept on complaining.

Through this disciplined awareness, you will not only complain less, but you will also see how blessed you truly are. Don’t let negative thoughts keep you from seeing the good that today has to offer.

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O. M. G. Seriously. Lord 🙌🏼 I hear you. And I know you see me cowering down here with my fern leaves. 🤦🏼‍♀️

I swear I spend half my days telling others not to whine…and if I’m honest….the other half whining to myself and anyone who will listen, commiserate and let me have a moment of righteous indignation about all the things I have to get done.

Know what? People who spend time in gratitude exercises are 31% more productive. THIRTY-ONE! 💥👏🏼💃🏻

This. THIS is a worthy challenge but challenge is definitely the key word. Cause…whoa.

I’m pretty sure this is gonna take a few tries but the payoff. Oh, Lord help me reach that payoff. Give me that grateful heart ❤️

Today is a tough day for hunting the good stuff. It started after midnight with Work phone calls…followed by restless sleep and finally drifting off only to be woken by a screaming toddler who refused to settle until about 5 min before her brother decided he needed to lay on me too. It was NOT the ideal beginning. But…let’s see what I can do—

One of my Total Fitness students was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel today. And in her speech, my class came up twice. First under the theme of gratitude. And finally in a quote about her marriage that I used in our final class….

“No relationship is all sunshine, but two people can share one umbrella and survive the storm together.”

I love that quote and the Maroon 5 song “She Will be Loved”…that line when they say “it’s not always rainbows and butterflies…it’s compromise that moves us along”. Good stuff. Totally fitting after yesterday’s love talk.

Anyway, it makes me feel like some of the overload was worth the extra effort. Someone heard me. ❤️

Next, I chatted with a few Mom friends about life. And feel overwhelmed and…not enough. That sounds depressing on the surface but here’s the thing…we aren’t alone. Why is it so easy to see and believe the truth about someone else and be able to say to them with conviction “it’s a lie” and yet….we keep telling ourselves the same lie? 🤦🏼‍♀️ Thank you, Lord for these amazing women in my life. And for your perfect timing.

Finally, I’m grateful today for a number on the scale that I haven’t seen in 5+ years. There was a 3. And it was in a new “old” spot. Y’all. 😳😬😱 I literally just gave up and threw out most of my wardrobe 3 months ago because I never thought this day would come again. And it’s motivating and powerful. It makes me want to stay on track. I even turn down and/or forget about dessert I’ve been promising myself all day lately. I mean….like….who is this person in my body turning down sugar?!?! But… 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

While I credit a lot to motivation and willpower (ahem….discipline)….I think a big factor has been my consistency (more discipline) in vitamins and YL supplements lately. They keep me above the wellness line, energized and have helped curb my cravings. That’s like a twofer really….the number AND the cause. So grateful I’m learning a better way.

Now….wish me luck on embarking on 24 hours without complaint. I’m a person who thrives on discipline and schedules but y’all…I’m gonna need a LOT 😳😂 Luck, Prayer and Release….maybe Surrender, Stress Away and some White Angelica for good measure too.

Oil up y’all….tomorrow we ride! 😂😂😂 It’s almost Friday…..

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