Sunday, January 17, 2010
I have decided today is a good day to review my goals and see what kind of progress I am making.
One thing I have looked at is my goal to quit smoking. I actually quit on December 21st, so tomorrow will be 4 weeks without any tobacco. I am very proud of myself for this, because I have tried to quit smoking for sooooo long, and failed. This time I made a promise to my nephew that I would quit, so I think that is what is really motivating me. He is very pleased that I am smoke-free and has promised that on my birthday (Feb. 3rd) he is going to give me a massage if I am still smoke-free. Oh how I am looking forward to that!
The next thing that I am proud of myself for is the spiritual fast that I began on January 1st. I made a committment to the Lord that I would completely refrain from soda pop and sweet desserts/treats. I am happy to say that I have not given in even one little bit on this promise. I have had cravings for sweets once in awhile, but have prayed and asked the Lord for strength, and have gone about my business without the sweet I wanted. Oh Praise the Lord for His strength and guidance!
Lastly, I had set goals to improve my fitness in the new year. I joined the Spark Your Body Bootcamp, but have not been extremely active with this. I have been ill and not feeling like exercising and just keep putting it off. This is a real problem for me. I always put off the exercise. I am trying to think of a super great motivator that will get me on track and keep me there, but haven't thought of anything strong enough yet to hold me to it. I know all the pros of exercise and fitness, I know the health benefits I will have. But they just don't seem to be enough to keep me motivated to stay with the program. I guess I am going to have to make another deal with my nephew so that I can stay motivated because I don't ever want to disappoint him. Hmmm. what kind of deal to make?
Any one who has suggestions of how I can get super motivated and stay that way to stick with a program, please PLEASE let me know. I guess I am desperately in need of support and I welcome anything you want to offer.