Mind Over Body resource
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
I just discovered the SparkPeople Mind Over Body resource (link below), with the 10 steps to achieve a healthy lifestyle. I printed it out so that I could refer to it over and over. I thought step 3, about Toxic Guilt was especially helpful, and tied into my last blog about taking just a minute before eating. The information about hearing the voice after you act, not the gentle voice, but the screaming voice was so right on for me. And, also the part about the overactive, perfectionist conscience. Not that's really me
. So, along with stopping for a moment (which has been working when I remember to do it), I'll listen for the gentle voice. By the way, I feel really powerful when I stop for a moment and don't eat as a result. I'm looking forward to using other tools in this resource.
Oh and on another front, my rescue dog Kobe has decided that it's okay in the morning to get up on the bed and lie down next to me. My shelties have been doing this for years, but they are not 50 pounds of pure muscle, which feels like I'm lying next to a brick wall. Also, they have never put their face on mine and decided to sleep that way! It's cute and annoying at the same time and I'm sure that behaviorists would have something to say about whose the boss when this happens. But I'm just glad that every day he is getting more comfortable at my house.