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Summer session challenge Day 1

Friday, March 28, 2008

GonnaBfitUniversity Summer session Challenge for Day 1:

re-evaluate your exercise and eating plans. Write what you have done wrong, what has helped, and what you plan to accomplish in the future.

When I joined SP, I joined with the commitment to become healthy. I no longer wanted to be unhappy with my appearance. I decided that if God was going to lead me to SP, then He was also going to show me how I could succeed. First step in succeeding was the realization that this is a lifestyle change, not a diet.
Second, was accepting that if I truly wanted to change my lifestyle, that meant accepting my responsibility in the choices I make. I could choose to make excuses of why I wasn't succeeding or I could choose to be successful by using the tools that SP provides. I could choose to use negativity and surround myself with negative energy or I could choose to use positive affirmations and surround myself with positive outcomes. Third step was knowing that if I want something, it is my responsibility to create what I want.
My keys for my success are simply...track everything that I eat, drink my water and exercise. I have gone from being a couch potato six months ago to someone who exercises daily (most days 75+ minutes). I break my exercise down into achievable amounts to fit into my day. I walk on my breaks...by the end of the day, that equates to 30 minutes of walking...a bonus! I walk or dance while watching any TV program...since I'm not a huge TV watcher this equates to 30-60 minutes a day. I go to aquasizes 2x a week and I do strength training 3x a week. It wasn't easy to do at the beginning, as I didn't want to do it...but when you know that the only person who can change how you look or feel about yourself is you...then you make yourself. Choices. Now I look forward to the exercise and don't feel my day is complete until I have accomplished them. It's not longer a hardship.
My eating is healthy, because I choose to eat healthy. I allow myself a treat once in awhile, but I plan for it in my calorie allotment. This has served me well as I have eliminated 50+ pounds since the end of August 2007. I will continue to eliminate until I reach my goal by August 2008. Yes, there are days that you want to say "to heck with it", but then I remind myself why I am doing this in the first place. That is when I become the responsible parent of the child within who wants to throw a temper tantrum.
My goals are achievable because I choose to make them achievable. Focusing on the positive in each day and letting go of the negative works for me. The law of attraction at work...positive attracts positive and negative attracts negative.

My positives for this day...Summer session challenge has begun...YIPPEE!
It snowed...but just as quickly melted...spring is here!
It's Friday...work is done....now it's my time!
Life is just plain awesome and wonderful.

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  • MARLA7
    Wanda - I love the idea of walking or dancing while watching tv! What a way to get in more exercise!!! If you don't mind, I'm going to "use" your idea myself. I already walk in place while on the phone, just didn't think to do it if I'm watching tv. Thanks! ((((Hugs)))) Marla
    3641 days ago
    Great plan! I really like how you break up your workout time. It really does add up.
    3643 days ago
    Awesome job you did re-evaluating your plans...

    I do this too... When I see that things aren't going as planned I stop and take a big step back and see what I'm doing and if I'm still on track... I even go back to square one, somtimes... But the biggest thing I've learned is that I'm not giving up this time... I too have excepted this as a lifestyle journey... I may jump off the track for a short time or hit a speed bump as I call it... But I get right back in there...

    You are doing such a great job with all of this...
    I love this challenge too... I was just saying in the chat that it would be great if we had more challenges... They are really motivating...

    Thanks again for sharing your positives with me...

    Have a great evening...


    3643 days ago
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