Monday, February 21, 2011

Listen to the bowl....

So this past week seemed to have its ups and downs. For some reason I decided it should be a rest week. Can you call it that when you just kind of decide to skip a good portion of your workouts? Well that’s what I’m calling it. I’m still working on what to call the part of the week that had me eating everything in the house. It was no surprise when the scale was up 2lbs on weight in day. I wanted to feel like this but I couldn't since I deserved every bit of it and probably more. However I am already planning to feel like this next week. It started with my new attitude run on Saturday and continued on when I found this bowl while out shopping the same day.

It spoke to me. Believe Julie, believe in yourself. Believe that things will work out. Believe that you can get to your goal weight. Believe that you can ride 100 miles. Believe that you can finish a 70.3. And what the heck as long as your believing why don’t you go ahead and believe that the crack in the transmission on the used car you just bought for son will be fine for a couple of years.( Maybe these are a few of the reasons I seem to be having a bit of an anxiety problem recently.) I believe that having my morning oatmeal in this bowl will remind almost daily of what I need to do to achieve my goals.

Could it really be as simple as that?


Aimee said...

I LOVE that bowl!! And, you should believe in yourself because you have accomplished so much and have come so far!!

Diana said...

Cool bowl!
It has just the "right" word! Probably would be better filled with ice cream though! ;)

Julie said...

I like this ~

You Can Be Whatever
You Want To Be!

There is inside you
all of the potential
to be whatever you want to be,
all of the energy
to do whatever you want to do.

Imagine yourself as you would like to be,
doing what you want to do,
and each day, take one step
towards your dream.

And though at times it may seem too
difficult to continue,
hold on to your dream.

One morning you will awake to find
that you are the person you dreamed of,
doing what you wanted to do,
simply because you had the courage
to believe in your potential
and to hold on to your dream.

~ Donna Levine ~

It just takes one step at a time :-) And I believe you can do it! All of it!

Carly said...

Neat bowl! And awesome post.

Christi said...

That is an awesome bowl! A great way to start your mornings. FYI, you can do all that you want to do! Please don't ever forget that!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I love this post, Mental Toughness, the 4th discipline of our sport and probably the hardest thing to train for

Emz said...


I'm going to make a 12 piece set of bowls.

rock it
suck it up
[okay you get the point]

She said I need a goal said...

LOVE IT!! You are awesome.. These types of things are the difference between new me and old me. Old me would have threw in the towel after a bad week, new me picks up the pieces and moves on knowing how good it feels to be on track and understanding that falling off is part of life.

I love love love your blog.

Michael said...

Love it! Sometimes it is something just as simple as this that gives us motivation!

Dani- danielleislosingit said...

Maybe....have you read the secret?

But seriously (not that the secret is not serious) That bowl is cute, so if the food in it.

And I'm crossing my fingers for your sons car.

Kathleen said...

Great bowl and even better attitude!
We need to get together!