Monday, April 5, 2010

Scrappy: I'm Worth the Effort

My new mantra is "I'm worth the effort". Because I am. I'm trying to get in shape and lose a little bit of weight, but I found myself making excuses and struggling to stay motivated. I'm working towards working out more days than not and eating more healthy, homecooked meals. I set a goal to get to the gym at least three times in a week and cook for myself at least four times. Once I meet that goal consistently, I'm going to move the bar up! Reciting my new mantra has been really helpful in meeting my goals. Every time I get discouraged or start to feel lazy I repeat "I'm worth the effort" and it helps to find the extra bit of motivation I need.

This week's challenge at Handmade Love is to scrap a self portrait. At first I had a really super creative idea, but the idea for this layout came out of my new mantra. I got really excited about the layout and then realized that the picture wasn't technically a self portrait after I glued it down. The picture is from my visit to Europe when we were in the Black Forest. I think that day and the week following were some of the most amazing times of my life.



Come check out this week's challenge at Handmade Love and enter for a chance to win a great prize.

Do you have a personal mantra or saying?


7 comments:

Jingle said...

This is a great layout with a great thought behind it! You can totally do it! I have and I thought that was pretty much impossible! LOL!

Pam said...

I don't have a personal mantra or saying yet. But I may adopt yours. Because we are all worth the effort.

Marcie said...

Great layout & love your mantra!

Marlene said...

Love the layout! And yes, you ARE worth it!

Jillian said...

Hi Rachel - I linked over here via a 2Peas thread. What an uplifting post!! You ARE worth the effort, and good for you! Keep it up! I think we are in a similar frame of mind. I don't have a personal mantra per se, but I do have motivating thoughts/ideas that I focus on. I'm looking forward to checking back here and hearing more about your efforts. TFS!! :)

Tracy said...

Good for you, You are worth it. We all are. We just have to keep reminding ourselves of this.

Melissa Elsner said...

Glitter!!! Love those glitter letters and LOVE this layout! So you!!!