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Living With Conviction and The Law Of Attraction

As I write this I'm a little lighter as of today (-.6lbs for a total loss of 72lbs).

"So what is your secret?", that is a question I've been asked by many people.  My secret is it's all mental.  I'm living my life with conviction. Before anything can happen I have to believe it can happen.  The power lies within me and no where else.  The buck stops here.  No excuses no matter what.

I've been thinking a lot lately how different my life is from a little over a year ago.
The Secret (Extended Edition)Things are so different for me physically, socially and mentally/emotionally.  I watched a movie on Netflix last night called The Secret, and thought what better time than now to write about living with conviction, The Law of Attraction and what that means to me.

Physically I don't have fat in places where there was abundance before.  My back feels solid and there are no 'rolls' to speak of.  I have energy and can move my body in ways that I haven't in many years.  I have greater flexibility now and have no physical restrictions.  There's nothing I can't do.  I can feel parts of my body that were once covered in fat.  I can feel my ribs and my bones where before I couldn't.  I have definition in my arms and a stomach that hasn't been this flat since???  It's like I'm seeing my body from the inside out for the first time.
Socially I'm more outgoing then I've ever been and I have more confidence in myself.  I hold my head high and I smile more :-).  I have something to be proud of and I'm blessed to have women in my community that are very supportive and happy for me.  My body is something that I consider to be like one of my sculptures.   Something I've had to work hard on and refine with lots of sweat equity, good decisions and a little bit of luck. Repeat, Repeat, Repeat.

Mentally/emotionally I feel like anything is possible.  I don't know what direction I will be going in from here but I will continue to have an open mind and expose myself to what feels right for me.  For now that means continuing to eat well, exercise, helping others to whatever capacity I can and being open to new life experiences.  I feel like I have a second chance at life and living without boundaries or limitations.

I feel like many ways I've found 'The Secret' and discovered "The Law of Attraction" in my own way.  I started this journey with just trying to lose 5lbs and now I'm feeling blessed to be able to share my journey with everyone.  I feel positive about myself and my life and I feel like that positive vibe is coming back to me 10 fold.  That is the Law of Attraction. 'The Secret' is keeping a positive energy and that energy will come back to you in some form or another eventually (you may be thinking I'm a little corny or crazy but I believe it to be true based on my experience).  
Here is a great inspirational video and some inspirational quotes to follow.

"Whether You Think You Can or Can't, You're Right"--Henry Ford

Quotes by W. Clement Stone:
"Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

"Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.”

“Success is achieved and maintained by those who try and keep trying.”

"Keep your mind on your objective, and persist until you succeed. Study, think and plan.”

"Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.”

“When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it.”

“To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.”

"You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success - or are they holding you back?”

No matter what.


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