My Feel Good Journal – Day 2

Here are my 4-G’s for Day 2:

What are “The 4-G’s of Feeling Good”? – find out HERE.

Goin’: This was another morning that looked just yucky!  Below is an actual picture of all the gray clouds this morning 🙁Just for today I choose to get out and walk even though it's cloudy and the weather is crappy.  Why? Because it helps me to feel good!  Join me in choosing to feel good www.BethSawickie.comPlus I was running a bit short on time – but I didn’t let that stop me!  I took a speed walk with Soc (the dog) around the block earlier in the day – seriously – speed walk – took less than 10 minutes.  My lower legs are feeling a bit tight and sore 🙁  

Then we walked a bit at a nearby nature area around sunset.  Below is the view we had.  It’s wonderful how such a crappy looking day (above), can turn into something truly beautiful 🙂

Photo by Beth Sawickie www.BethSawickie.com/an-early-april-sunset "An Early April Sunset"

You can see a larger version of this photo HERE.

And the spring peepers (frogs) were “peepin'” 🙂  I actually was able to record them with my phone, take a listen here: 

Greens:  I had a green(ish) smoothie during my speed-walk with the dog.

Smoothie ingredients:  1/2 head of romain lettuce (this was a really large head o’ lettuce – used the rest for salad at lunch), blackberries, 1/2 banana, blueberries, chia seeds, flax seeds, goji berries, maca powder, plant protein powder, almond milk (unsweetened)

Givin’:   I gave myself the gift of setting realistic goals for the day and breaking tasks down into small, easily do-able, chunks.  I’ll admit, though, that I still had a few too many “to-do’s” on my list.  Those extra ones will get slid over to tomorrow – no harm done.  Next time, I’ll keep the list shorter.  I’d feel better getting a shorter list done with time to spare to perhaps do an “extra” task.

I also focused on staying present while spending time with my Mom today.  I didn’t obsessively check my cell phone, facebook, e-mail..etc.  I shut off the ringer and put the darn thing down! I was present, participated and listened!

And while she was busy doing other things… I went and cleaned up some bird poop that had hit her house – those little feathery creatures really dive-bombed it!  lol.

Gratitude:

I am grateful that my best friend and I are supporting each other while we make healthy food choices and loose some excess pounds that have crept on little by little 🙂

I am grateful for spending time with my Mom today – enjoying each others company and sharing laughter.

I am grateful for choosing to eat healthy today.

I had an opportunity (at Mom’s) to have a raspberry bar (boxed mix from Krusteaz).  In the past, I would have eaten at least two – then I know she’d send me home with some and those would be gone within 48 hours!  I also have acknowledged that I am a sugar addict.  Seriously – addict – I’m not joking.  Anyways I was able to say no (after first saying yes!) and she didn’t get insulted which was a phew! moment for me.  I’m proud of myself! Note to self:  don’t be afraid to say no politely to unhealthy food – even if you said yes first!

And by the way… I’d love it if you joined me in doing the “4-G’s” – grab your free copy of my book that explains it all “Get Back on the Feel Good Train: 4 Simple Strategies for Getting You Back on Track” HERE. and there’s a printable journal sheet too!

I’d love to hear your 4-G’s…. share ’em below…

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