Willpower December 22, 2008
Willpower is the ability to exert one’s will over one’s actions.
Willpower manifests as inner firmness, decisiveness, determination, resolution and persistence.
Self Control, the ability of a person to exert his/her will over the inhibitions of their body or self.
These are two characteristics that I do NOT seem to have this weekend. I mean really I have not gone over my points today but for heaven sakes……..STOP EATING OUT…..errrr. Tonight I had Eggplant Parmesan, yummm, it was sooo good and so worth the points but man I should be eating baked chicken or something at home.
Anyway I plan to do better the rest of the week, even through Christmas. The weekends are always hard on me because I have errands and house work, and projects to do while still tyring to squeeze in time for the kids to do something fun. We all had a stomach bug last weekend and they still are not 100% yet. That put me behind on everything and now I have to go back to work tomorrow.
I am going walking in the morning before work and if I do not freeze to death it will be amazing. It is going to be between 13 and 17 degrees here tomorrow. It will be hard to chicken out since I already told my mother to be here 30 min earlier to sit with the kids. She won’t find it funny at all to drag herself up here and I decide not to go. I think I might be able to jog some if I have the WILLPOWER to make myself do at least 2 miles. I’ll have to look at it like “the faster I get around the track, the faster I will be done” NOT ” oh well I can make it up tomorrow, it is too cold to walk this morning”. Sad but true…..I have to prepare myself for the excuses the night before because I know they are coming.
I have been reading some really great blogs and forums from 3FC’s members and it has really helped motivate me to blog on a regular basis. It helps me not forget why I want to do this, and in a lot of cases helps me see how possible my goals really are.
To me at this moment the word WILLPOWER means that I WILL emPOWER myself to change my life.