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Pushing through: A procrastinator's challenge

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I'm a procrastinator. I should probably earn a trophy for all of the times that I've said "I'll worry about it tomorrow." or "It can wait until later." This attitude, however, is not conducive to getting my butt to the gym.

So, how do I get through it? Self talk. I talk to myself the whole way home. I will myself to change into my gym clothes. I tell myself that I will feel so much better if I work up a good sweat. I force myself to stop making excuses.

I saw a quote on Pinterest the other day. It said "I want to earn my shower". SO. TRUE. The best reward for working out and getting all sweaty and disgusting is the shower that comes after. I tell myself to look forward to that moment. It's the best part of my day.

So, procrastinators, there is hope for you too. What works for you when you don't feel like doing anything at all? Here in NY it is rainy and disgusting and I would love to curl up with a book. But I have time after work to go to the gym before I have to pick up my daughter from her dad. And THAT is what I am going to do!

  
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STEPHNS1 5/18/2012 10:59PM

    I am a total procrastinator too! Love your optimism about this! Thanks!

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FULLOFFAITH 5/15/2012 4:03PM

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You can do it. I too am a Procrastinator. I will remember that great quote about the shower the next time I have a excuse.

Lisa

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Love/Hate Relationship With the Food Tracker

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I have a love-hate relationship with the food tracker. I love it because it makes me think about what I am actually putting in my body on a daily basis. Especially if I eat out and I have to go scrounging the web to find the nutrition information. I hate the food tracker because I can see how many calories I really eat. Mind you, I'm in Fast Break, so I'm just looking at what I eat right now, but DEAR LORD!

We live in this culture of over-sized portions and out of control calories. It is so easy to not think about how many calories (and how little nutrients!) you are actually eating. I thought I did well when we went out tonight because I only ate half of my entree. But, of course, the salad soaked in dressing and the appetizer that we shared and the bread all add up. Then, of course, desert, which is almost my entire calorie allowance for the day. YIKES!

I'm glad that I am looking at all of this honestly. I want to know what I'm doing to my body. I've spent the majority of my 32 years not caring, but now I care.

  
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PATRISNA 5/15/2012 2:40PM

    I get frustrated with the search part of the FT. I must eat a lot of things nobody else eats.

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ANANDA82 5/13/2012 12:43AM

    I completely understand the feeling but the food tracker is a great tool. I hate seeing a big number, especially when I eat dessert, but the thought of me tracking down these numbers had made me refrain from putting the food in my mouth. Trust the process, it really works! emoticon

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Is failure really failure?

Friday, May 11, 2012

This is the 3rd time I've joined Spark. The 3rd time that I've scrapped everything, created a new account, and started over from the beginning. Some would call that failure. Some would call that giving up. I call it learning from my past.

The first two times I was on Spark, I wasn't listening. I wasn't listening to the program and I wasn't listening to myself. I wanted all or nothing. So, I burnt out. I gave up. I couldn't keep up with so many changes all at once. I DON'T EVEN LIKE CHANGE! But I tried to do too much and got overwhelmed.

This time, I'm not. I rejoined my gym, and I'm going as I can. I have a little one now, so I can't force myself to go every night of the week. This week, I went Tuesday and I went tonight. I'd like to go sometime tomorrow, and then Sunday morning before I pick up my daughter from her father.

I'm using Fast Break. I am tracking what I eat but not focusing on it. I am just being honest with myself about what I am really putting in my body, because if I don't know what I'm doing right now, I don't know what I need to change. I haven't even met all of my Fast Break goals this week, and I'm OK with it. The one thing I need to work on the most is my water intake. That will be my focus in the coming days.

So, I haven't failed. I know the program already, so that is to my advantage. I know myself enough now to know that I need to slow down and not try to be Wonder Woman. I want to succeed, but I know that I have to take baby steps. This is not a race. One day at a time.

  
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PATRISNA 5/15/2012 2:37PM

    I also need to work my water intake. I also forget to track things lately. I have been slipping into bad habits, but everyday is day one with me.

I think you are going to do great. Glad you came back to SP.


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LJR4HEALTH 5/14/2012 8:29PM

    emoticonYou got a winning attitude I too have been here before @ SP I do not see it as failure at Most definitely learning from pass oops emoticon

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