Body Before Behavior!

By celebrating our CONSCIOUS DECISIONS that will get us one step closer to our goals, we are allowing this system (Sticker To It!!) to help us keep the horse before the cart!  

It is OUR BEHAVIORS that will get us where we want to go… not JUST our DESIRE to get there!  If DESIRE was all it took I would not be laying in bed typing this right now!  We’d all be in our bikinis on a tropical island.

I’m proud of you all.  I’m proud of me.  I’m proud of us. 
I have earned another Sticker Reward for reaching my 2nd Number again.  I know exactly what I’m going to treat myself to.  A membership to Sam’s.  With 5 kids it’s probably about time to shop at a big box store.  I am looking forward to buying 0 Point foods in BULK! 

When my 5th baby was born I vividly remember my 4 year old son’s behavior heading south.  He became distant and angry.  He seemed to stay frustrated.  It hurt my heart to realize one day that while the baby was tiny, so was he.  I had kicked him out of the nest to focus on our newborn and he wasn’t ready to go and do with his 2 older brothers.  

I told my husband one day that BEFORE we focus on his BEHAVIOR I want to focus on his BODY.  Instead of sending him off to take his own shower I slowed down and bathed him.  We would laugh and catch up.  He loved it.  I clipped his fingernails, combed his hair, helped him brush every tooth.  It didn’t take long at all before he was back to behaving the way he had before.  Lighthearted.  Silly.  Playful.  Funny. 

I vow to do the same for myself.  How can I slow down and take BETTER CARE of myself?  Better care of my body.  My mind.  My soul.  Always good to remember, we consume much more than food. 

If I could fit my Sticker Book in my pocket, I probably would.  The more Sticker Opportunities you start to notice, the MORE you start to notice!  Sticker Opps are everywhere.  All day, everyday!

I am so looking forward to DOING THE BEHAVIORS with ya’ll… and CELEBRATING the results!