Things have been strange in my world as of late. I feel completely and totally... disheveled. I have been exceptionally fatigued lately and I can't shake it. Plus I have zero desire TO shake it. In fact, I can't remember the last time I shook anything... All I can do is sleep. I'm back on the night shift - but I've done the night shift before and I love it. So the shift isn't the problem. I'd say in the last 72 hours that I've spent at least 50 of them sleeping. 10 out of the leftover 22 hours were spent working and commuting. The other 12 eating.
Over the past few weeks I've been short on money and short on time and as anyone who has ever dieted knows - that is a recipe for diet disaster. As I type I am sitting here diving into a pint of Haagen-Dazs chocolate peanut butter ice cream. I'll probably eat the whole thing - and I don't care. This is my dinner.
My father - The Enabler - bought this ice cream for me last weekend before heading off to Hawaii for his second vacation in two weeks. He also bought me an entire Red Velvet Cake, that is now gone - and red velvet cake flavored ice cream. I didn't ask for any of these things but this is what he does... She likes food, give her all her favorite foods and she won't notice whatever it was he wanted me not to notice at the time. This time it's his lifestyle choices - which I won't go into here. But let me just say - I don't exactly approve. Not that it matters...
Ohh lookie here - I've finished the ice cream...
This blog has been in existence for over a year and I'm fatter than ever. And now I think I'll go back to bed.
Tara does an excellent job of engaging her readers - and it was one of those books I simply couldn't put down!
"Be open to possibilities for yourself.
Select one area of your life where you are unsatisfied, and choose something new, something more for yourself. Do different things and do them differently. Risk more."-Tara Brooke
She focuses a lot on positive thinking, positive self-talk and affirmations. This is something that has been pushed my way a lot recently. I do believe that everything happens for a reason and I'm certain that this book fell into my hands on purpose! I have a bad habit of engaging in negative self-talk - about myself, about the world, about other people. There really is no place for this in a positive, fulfilled life. In order to make room for the good we must eliminate the bad.
Tara teaches strategies for defining, visualizing and working to obtain your goals. "Life is a game of trade-offs, of give and take. You want one thing, but in order to get it, you have to give up something else." - Tara Brooke.
I'm excited to be able to offer you a copy of this amazing book FOR FREE courtesy of Tara's publishing company I'm giving away two copies here and two copies at Belle of the Desert so you have two chances to win! (Sorry, this contest is only open to those in the US and Canada.)
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post. I will leave the giveaway open until May 17th to give everyone a chance to enter. For an additional entry, you can post about this giveaway on your own blog. Simply leave another comment with a link to your post in the comment section below. Good luck everyone!