Wednesday, October 2, 2013

31 Days of Reinventing Mommy - Day 2 dealing with self disappointment

  • to replace with an entirely new version
  • to remake or make over, as in a different form
  • to invent again or anew, especially without knowing that the invention already exists
  • holding or grasping firmly; forceful
  • holding together firmly; tough or cohesive
  • tending to stick or adhere

In my tenacious quest to reinvent myself I am taking a hard look at things that need to change! I have been reading the New Day New You reading plan on You Version - You can find it here - Day 7 really hit home! It was all about Disappointment and Reappointment.

I can not tell you how many times, more than I care to count, that I set these lofty goals and head in strong and determined and 4 days into it, one little mess up sends everything in a downward spiral of disappointment and discouragement.  An example would be diet - I have been doctor ordered to stay away from fried foods and dairy and know that a strict diet makes me feel better and reduces symptoms of Cronhs.  I set out to do the 21 day sugar detox. I made amazing plans, meal plans, shopped and was fully prepared.  Then day 5 came and it was beyond stressful, the kids were being redonk and jaxsen left a graham cracker sitting next to me.  Then the battle begins with myself... Oh one cracker wont hurt, its been a rough day you can have it and a million other battles in my mind and I end up giving in.  But it never ends with one cracker, pretty soon the I've had 4 crackers, then go out for a 'stress relieving' soda, then i don't want to cook and have already screwed up so might as well get pizza and why not finish the day with ice cream.  It has been a never ending battle...

In the New Day New You Devotion - day 7 it says this: 
Regardless of how it may happen or who may be responsible, it is hard to go on when everything we have counted on falls down around us. That's when we have to make the decision to adapt and adjust, to take a new approach, to just keep going despite our feelings. That's when we must remember that we have the Greater One residing within us, so that no matter what may happen to frustrate us, or how long it may take for our dreams and goals to become reality, we are not going to give up and quit just because of our emotions. That is when we must remember what God once told me in just such a moment: "When you get disappointed, you can always make the decision to get reappointed!"

In this reinvention of myself I am shifting my focus to knowing that God has given me the power to overcome and when those times of slip ups come to remember it's not so dramatic, the world hasn't ended and one slip up doesn't mean that the next choice or day or week have to be horrible.  Time to use have the creative power of the Holy Spirit on the inside can get a new vision, a new direction, and a new goal to help us overcome the downward pull of disappointment, discouragement, and destruction.

My goals for my diet are 80% Paleo/Clean giving me a little bit of wiggle room for some slip ups and cheats. There are going to be days where I am disappointed in circumstances and downfalls but I am working to day by reappoint my thoughts and actions and keep on reinventing myself.  It wont happen overnight but its the sum of all days in and out.  Losing one meal doesn't have to equal a month of crap.

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  1. This Reinvention plan sounds great, and I'm excited to follow your journey! I've been Paleo for quite a while, and I've come to the conclusion that 80% Paleo is the best way to go. Being 100% Paleo all the time is next to impossible, and it's just a set up for failure. I like the wiggle room that the 80% provides.

  2. You are telling MY story, rest assured you are so not alone! My friend said to me once in regards to falling off the diet wagon, "if you drop your phone and scratch it, it's not like you then pick up a hammer and beat it to death because you made a mistake." I tell myself that almost every single day...for real. It is so hard and I so so so understand the struggle! Hugs to you and the best of luck with your plan. :)

  3. I think your plan sounds great and I know you will succeed. :)

  4. I know you can succeed mama ... it's will. It sucks sometimes but we need to let ourselves know that we can do it. I'm so sorry I've been so absent. This move is killing me and I'm not finding a ton of time to get over to my faves and say hi and support them.
    I truly believe that you can do this Misty!!

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo


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