Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Well I learned a few things today. Mainly that ROUTINE is my key to success.
Ever since I started my plan of action I have had some difficulty completing all the goals I set for myself, I could not really figure out why I was just not doing it.
Yesterday it hit me I needed to move some things around. I go out in the living room and sit in my chair to read 5 pages out of a book and read my Tao of Recovery book, I could not figure out why I could not simply read one of the hand outs I have, well I discovered when I move the stack of handouts to the living room beside my chair and when I read those right after my books it works out a whole lot better *chuckles*
I also discovered I can be allot more successful in accomplishing my exercise goals if I do them after I do my meditation. I started doing 8 minute breathing meditation and I found that combined with the tapping helped me to get right up and go into my Tai-chi as soon as I was done with meditating, and as soon as I am finished with Tai-chi I launch into my gauntlet challenge of using the exercise video. I can't speak as to what might work for you but if you are having a hard time doing stuff don't be afraid to switch it up and do things in a different order, its almost like night and day simply by doing them in a specific order for me.
I also notice that since I am noticing some results from doing my push ups I want to do them. Granted they are wall push ups but its what I can do so I am doing it. The first few days my arms hurt so bad when I was doing it that I felt like maybe I was damaging myself, but I sucked it up and worked through it...4 days later it became easier to do them so I started doing a 4th set on the counter, that's lower so it makes it harder to do. Today I started doing 3 sets of 15, one on the counter (which is a challenge) one on the wall regular and one on the wall diamond style, let me tell you my arms were on FIRE when I was done and I couldn't be happier, I let out some 4 letter expletives that I can't mention here but I was pretty pleased with myself.
Find what works for you, I don't care what works for other people, I don't care what "experts say" and you shouldn't either, if its safe, its helping and it works for you who gives a crap what anyone else thinks? People love to sit back and tell you how your not doing something right or that you can't reach your goals doing it your own way, let them stick it in their ear, whatever it takes to get the job done safely and to ensure your on a road to better health so be it.
The choice as always is YOURS!!!