As I "reaffirm"my focus reading this part of the book, I learn that I was suppose to set a long term goal in Part 1. I was so excited and thrilled with the importance (and ease) of baby steps I totally forgot that I really should have a long term goal. Of course Chris makes this less overwhelming too- and provides questions to answers to help you to be very thoughtful while setting your goal.
So I will answer his questions:
What's important to me?
> to live a long time, to see my children become adults and enjoy their success and to be there for them if they fall down and need me to help them get back up.
>to be kind, and reach out to people and to role model this to my children
>to love myself, to be happy
>to be healthy enough to travel and do fun activities into my old age!
What are my core beliefs?
>to treat others as I need/want to be treated
>love is a privilege, never take it for granted
>positively keeps us healthy
>giving back is important
What truly drives me?
>being totally secure that my family totally loves me- imperfections and all
>a chance at winning
>when I challenge myself to something... I need to do it
What is my purpose in life?
>to raise my kids
>to help other children
And the most difficult question of all:
Is there a clash between what you really believe and what you are trying to accomplish?
Mmmm........ imagine smoke coming from my ears... this is tough!
What I really believe (as far as my health) is that I will be happier, have more energy and I will love myself if I could just get my weight under control at a healthy range.
I don't think I have a clash... I think it is just really hard to accomplish what I really believe- it isn't always easy to be dedicated to myself when I feel I have so much responsibility to others and for others.
To lose weight and to be healthy (starting at the point I am at now)- takes alot of time and focus on ME... and away from my kids and husband. It takes alot of will power too- and alot of planning and follow through. IT IS WORK! So I am not sure I have a clash-- I just KNOW it is alot of work and I have to make that commitment and still balance the other things I have going on in my life.
Okay after reading through this I think I make it sound like all I do is give to my family when I do take alot of time for myself- I get to have alot of fun with my friends and I do laugh often. SO.. a little self discovery... my clash may be that I have to give up some of my fun time (that I LOVE) and use that for my WORK ON ME time..... that is a CLASH!
Did I say Chris makes this less overwhelming???? Well, now I am overwhelmed and have to fit all these things into a completed puzzle.... this will take time and thought!!
I will call this STEP 1... I have some thinking to do!