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Towards & Away From Motivation

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Renee Stephens wrote a very powerful book called "Full Filled" where she talks about "diets" and our ongoing relationship with food. One of her ideas that has really stuck with me is about "away-from" and "towards" motivation.

It's pretty easy to think of reasons to "move away" from being overweight: I look fat; I have health conditions; I don't like how people look at me. I want to get away from all of those negative things in my life . . . Well, Renee proposes that our motivation will be stronger if we also think in terms of something positive that we are moving towards.

I saw this quote today and it reminded me of what I had learned in her book:


so I spent my walk today thinking of away-from & towards motivators.

*I am moving away from a potential future of diabetes.
*I am moving towards becoming a healthy/fit person who is able to take the stairs without being winded.
*I am moving away from fat clothes.
*I am moving towards fashionable, comfortable clothes that are flattering for my slim figure.
*I am moving towards eating the right amount of food that nourishes me.

When I have the "both/and" mentality, I know that it strengthens my resolve. Getting healthier with every step . . .
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  • KEELYDEUS
    What a great way to look at it! Thank you for sharing! Might implement this myself!
    2533 days ago
  • COCOA99
    Well said!! THanks for the post!
    2534 days ago
  • LINTPICKER
    This is so important!
    2534 days ago
  • NELLIEH1
    sounds really good! ...Reminds me of a scripture...Ephesians 4:22 "...put off your old self, which is being corrupted by deceitful desires;...be made right in the attitude of your minds; and put on the new self, created to be like GOD in true righteousness and holiness." Blessings, Nellie
    2535 days ago
  • KITT52
    sounds like a good way to reach a goal...thinking positive is always the best way
    2535 days ago
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    emoticon A positive attitude makes all the difference.....

    2536 days ago
  • SUNSPIRIT33462
    I think your spin is the best spin. In a way these are affirmations. So many have heard the negatives for too long. It up to you and me to ask everyone to get on bright side of life!!!
    2536 days ago
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