This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.
Have you ever found yourself in a negative funk, that didn’t seem to have an end in sight? I have, and when I realized it, I knew I need to make some changes. What became a fore front thought in my mind was that being happy was truly the best medicine for a positive and fulfilling life. I had to really start taking care of myself because my (future, at the time) daughter needs a happy, healthy mom!
One thing I do for myself is allow time for exercise. It’s one hour every day that I get just for myself, and I don’t need to worry about anyone else. It’s time for me to destress and improve myself both inside and out. While I initially signed up for classes to lose some left over baby weight, I’ve discovered that the classes have given me so much more that I initially came for. I’m building muscle that I haven’t seen in ages, I’m getting confidence to lift heavier things or challenging myself more often.. I’m finding myself hanging out and sharing more with others around me!
No longer was I just the work from home mom who watched her kid. I was beginning to feel like I was getting “me” back, with just a little investment in myself. I’ve set myself new goals and believe that I can achieve them. The desire to do more and expect more from myself has grown by leaps and bounds. Now, working out is my favorite thing to do each day. I look forward to it and it feels like second nature because I committed to making changes that make me feel good both inside and out.
Week by week, little things like preparing meals ahead of time just fit into my day. When I first started my classes, I was going 3-4 a week. I now am committed to 6 days a week with a few extra classes thrown in for fun. Missing a class just feels weird now!
The only time that I may struggle a bit to get to class is when I’m on my period. That’s where Pamprin comes in and helps me work past that fatigue and irritability that seems to surface during my cycle. Pamprin Multi-Symptom contains three active ingredients: an antihistamine to relieve irritability, a diuretic to fight against bloating and water weight gain, and a pain reliever that’s the the equivalent of extra Strength Tylenol to alleviate cramps. It basically works as an all-in-one punch to fight those uncomfortable period symptoms we all could do without.
Because Pamprin in my go to for PMS and period relief, I’ve teamed up with them to bring you the 21-day Guide to Positively Powerful Thinking so you can make positive changes in your life for the better. Did you know that habits can form just after three weeks of consistent work and effort? Three weeks, guys! I know you can do this! We have some super simple 7-day plan that you can repeat three weeks over. You’ll be surprised what you can change if you really put your mind to it! Let take a look at the 7 steps we can do for ourselves, one for each day of the week.
- Start today with 3 Positive self-affirmations. I tend to do this in my car when I’m driving. It could be the same thing I repeat to myself, or new things that is specific to that day.
- Find Positive Company. It always helps to be around like-minded people when you’re trying to make a change or achieve a goal. I’ve connected several classmates of mine to stay on track with diet or strength goals I want to hit.
- Make a list of things for which you’re grateful. I am most grateful for my daughter. I feel she is the best gift I couldn’t have ever been given and I love my little family. I’m grateful to have a job that allows me to stay home with her and spend as much time with her as I possibly can while she is little. I’m grateful that my husband works with me on giving me time to work out because he knows how important it is to me. I’m grateful for my trainers who have pushed me far beyond what I ever thought I could do.
- Give yourself and others an “atta girl (boy)”. Words of encouragement can mean so much to someone who is fighting hard to “get there”. It also goes both ways.
- Seek, and you will find. If you look for good in people and things, you’ll find it. Perception is everything. Keep an open mind and see where it takes you.
- Find what brings you joy. I know that workout out brings me great joy! I like feeling strong and challenged!
- Stop and smell the roses. Give one away. Staying in the present really allows me to enjoy whats going on around me. Watching my almost two year old have a dance party, cheering a classmate on while they commit to extra burpees, or just staying in bed for that extra cuddle is what keeps me happy.
- Hit replay and make it a habit. Positive thinking will lead toward positive actions, which lead to positive results. If I think it, and I tell myself I can do it, then I just do it!. And I do it again and again until I raise the bar a bit more. So try committing to these positive actions each day and see where it takes you at the end of three weeks.
I’d LOVE for you guys to share with me where you land 21 days from now! I’m POSITIVE you’d be amazed where it takes you! (See what I did there? ;)) If you decide to share your story on social, make sure to hashtag it #BePositivePamprin so other challengers can find you!
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