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Friday, April 15, 2011

Give Away and Positive Power.....................

Today I feel motivated, Positive, and Happy.  I don't always feel that way, but I try really hard to be that way outside and in.  Things that help me to be Positive and Motivated are things like exercise, my son, doing things that I love, and being invested in my life and others and I try to surround myself with people that are outwardly positive and invested in others. 

I started changing my outlook on things I would say in 2009 after my son was born, but it was slow going.  When you don't feel "great" about yourself its sometimes hard to project that happy attitude towards others.  I slowly started changing my eating habits and began exercising at least 5 times per week.  It was slow going, people.  I kept going to the gym and eating right and you know what,  I was feeling a lot better.  No I didn't love going to the gym, trying just to walk for 30-40 minutes was difficult, but I felt so great after I was done that my attitude starting changing.  Also I would say that it took me almost 6 months just to lose 18 pounds.  1 pound a week and sometimes less, but I kept doing it and kept going back.  I am finally a healthy weight for me, but you know what, It took hard work, motivation, dedication, and routine. 

In 2010 I went through lots of heart ache, betrayal, death, financial woes, but I think that the biggest thing that kept me going was my attitude.  I decided to join a group of people to keep my health goals on track at work and at home and be my support system, I forgave, I looked toward my future, I felt a heavy heart looking into my son's future, and I prayed.  I don't necessarily pray to god, but I pray to people that I love that have past, and meditate with them.  And you know what, with support from my family, husband, son, and close friends I got through it with a positive attitude, mind, and health.

This year already has flown by.  I am more driven, positive, and enthusiastic for the future.  I can't wait for the day to get moving and get things accomplished. I have surrounded myself with Positive people and am ready for whatever life has to offer even if its scary sometimes.  I always say what do I have to lose?  If the loss is greater than the reward I won't do it, but if the reward is greater than the loss I jump right in!!!!  Isn't that what life's about?

How do you stay positive, motivated, and lifted about life?

I am doing a giveaway today!  Comment on this post about attitude and receive a Free Mary Kay Lip Gloss and Mineral Powder brush for one lucky reader.  The winner will be chosen at random and announced next week!!!!!


April D. Schultz Djibonon


  1. I love this post! You're right - sometimes just trying to have a positive attitude can make positive things happen. :)

  2. You need to write a book. I love reading your posts and you're right...attitude is EVERYTHING. Glad to see you're investing each day in yourself and your family and what's right for you. Keep it up April!

  3. some days it is so hard to keep a good attitude, like when youre 21 days from graduation and get hit with the worst cold of your life on top of the three major papers due in the next week and a half... but your post reminded me that being cranky and having a bad attitude will just make a crappy situation worse, so i'm going to do my best to keep positive (even if it is sudafed and cough syrup induced) and try not to let this cold keep me down :)

  4. Great blog, well done, attitude is everything....

  5. Your outlook is great.....wish everyone could have this attitude.