Monday, March 05, 2012
So as part of the BLC 18 Disney Princess Challenge, I was asked to define/reflect on something that is an obstacle to you in your weight loss journey (this can be a thing, an attitude, a person) and determine how to overcome this (Just one time over the weekend)
While I was pretty stumped, I think the biggest thing is value of self and that making the time for self is not a negative thing. Do you have someone who just makes you feel awful for choosing the gym, or a walk, or a run, or such, as something you decide is more important? Because they do not understand balance? That, in this society we exist in...where we want to press a button and get a result...that ordering the priority of the day is okay? Or is it frowned upon? What if you were breaking it up over 10 or 15 or 20 minutes a few times a day? People take smoke breaks? Lunch breaks? Daydream? Gossip? But in those minutes that they do that...you move your body.
Could you take that person that gives you a hard time along for the ride? Even though I don't usually run with my other half, you could say I did this. He got a guilt trip seeing me make magic happen (yeah baby!) and made something happen for himself. So now we switch off on our fitness.
I think that last week was definitely a bad apple moment. I woke up every morning exhausted. The kids were having trouble getting on their way and needed a ride to school (instead of taking the bus). They had two wonky days of school, so I would have to make the most of what I had. But I also had this proposal screaming at me (which is only valued in Billions of dollars!). Pressure? Roadblocks? You bet! Did they get in my way! Yes! Yes they did! So in looking at this example...what could I have done better to handle it?
Well, I could have walked. Sure running is great. But I could have walked. I could have broken up my fitness minutes over the day. But I didn't. I derailed and crashed. Didn't quite go up in flames. So the moral of this story....is to take each day and figure out what kind of fitness will be ideal. I am not training, per se, for a race. I'd love to, but it has be gradual for me. So if the day is pure insanity...then a few times a day I hit the treadmill. By the time the day is over, my minutes are in and my heart is happy. I might want it to be all or nothing, but I need to be flexible.
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