One of the things I really wanted to do on this journey was to start saying affirmations. I’ve used affirmations before, especially when I was in the Peace Corps, and I felt that they really helped my mindset. It’s also kind of fun to look back at my affirmations from that period of my life and realize that, while at the beginning I didn’t feel that they were true, now I definitely see that they became my reality. And that my friends, is the power of your mindset!
Most of my affirmations come from the book “The Millionaire Course” by Marc Allen. I’ve read it several times and I’m reading it again this week. It really has nothing to do with money, and everything to do with your mindset in every aspect of your life. So while you could use the book to become a millionaire, it’s not the focus. Here are some of my favorite affirmations from the book.
I do what I love to do, and the world supports me with endless abundance.
Everything that I want is coming to me in an easy and relaxed manner, for the highest good of all.
I have everything I need: a miraculous body, a phenomenal brain, and a powerful and vast subconscious mind.
I am a powerful, creative person who is able to do what I want, have what I want and be who I want to be.
I am now creating the life I want.
I’ve repeated these affirmations so many times during the past 4 years. I know they are true logically, but sometimes I allow my subconscious to get so wrapped up with my daily worries and stresses that I forget these imminent truths. So I’m going to spend the month repeating and writing these affirmations down every single morning after waking and every single night before sleeping. What are some affirmations that you tell yourself?
Okay now onto Day 3!
I have to say, I’m feeling really good. I absolutely love my workouts and it’s so exciting and motivating to see my body improving and getting stronger. I guess I could say I’m pretty frickin proud of myself!
I started the day by waking up at 5AM. I have to admit that I didn’t wake up on the right side of the bed. You know when you’re in the middle of a dream and your alarm goes off and you think it’s still in your dream but it doesn’t stop and then you realize you have to wake up? That’s what happened to me this morning and I WAS NOT happy about it. I thought about just staying in bed since I stayed up kind of late last night, but my motivation kicked in and pushed me out of bed. I did an incredible arm workout at the gym and came home to this delicious spaghetti omelet afterwards!
We didn’t go into the office this morning because I had to take a food manager certification exam, so I spent the morning reviewing while my husband video-chatted his family. Sometimes I feel really guilty that he left everything behind and came to the US for me. I try to remind myself that it was his choice and I didn’t force him at all to come here, and that it’s normal to miss your family when you’re away. Hopefully in a few years we’ll be able to go back and visit them! Once my exam was finished (I passed, in case you were wondering), I felt my stomach rumbling and decided to make a smoothie. I’m not a huge smoothie person because I don’t like cold things and smoothies just don’t really fill me up. But today I actually felt like having one. It had a mix of berries, kale, coconut milk and a scoop of chocolate protein powder.
About an hour later when we finally got to the office, my stomach was growling so I ate a slice of leftover pizza again. I have 2 more pieces to go, so that should get me through the week. I also decided to google ways to make smoothies more filling, because eating and then being hungry an hour later isn’t ideal. Basically, what I found is that I need to be adding more fat to my smoothies. The problem with that is that I actually have a hard time keeping my fat intake within my allotted macros for fat. I always seem to go over, so I’m trying to figure out how to balance my meals and eat more carbs and protein. So I guess my smoothies will have to wait until I figure out how to balance my macros.
After work, we came home and I was feeling kinda crabby so I holed myself up in my room and watched TikTok videos. They always lift my spirits. My husband had soccer practice tonight, so I made a quick dinner of ground turkey taco meat, steamed broccoli and rice, and we hit the road to his practice.
I love taking him to practice because it gives me a chance to see him in his element. Seeing my husband happy means the world to me, and I can tell that he’s really happy when he’s on the field kicking the ball around. Once his practice is over, we’ll just head home and I’ll make him dinner and hit the hay because I’m actually pretty tired.
I hope you all had great days, and please remember to leave any affirmations that you tell yourself in the comments below! It’d be kind of cool if we could create a thread with a bunch of positive affirmations