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5% Challenge: Believe it, Baby

Saturday, April 16, 2011

So I just finished the Spring 5% Challenge. I met 0% of my goal.

There it is.

This failure gets written down as publicly as the hopes I had in the beginning, because itís as important. I need both in order to set things right again. I wasnít always overweight, and didnít always struggle with the things I do now.

2 recurring problems, unearthed through lots of psychobabble that, lucky you, I deleted from this blog.

1. Iím not sure I deserve the time & attention on myself to work out when others are around, or plan meals well, or to visibly take breaks at work. It means getting ďcaughtĒ doing something for me.

Yeah, I know that what I do ďfor meĒ is also for my family and the people who depend on me. I know it in my head. In my heart & habits? Not so much.

Or it means disturbing someone else. But those someones want me to do this, so thatís no excuse at all.

2. I'm tired. My job is mentally stressful, emotionally draining, and physically fatigue-inducing. I stand most of the time because the best way to avoid reinjuring my hip is to avoid sitting too much. By the end of the day, Iíve got little left to give, and I give it to my family. I don't work out, and even though the daytime meals are great, I undo it all with a quick, convenient, unhealthy overboard snack or dinner.

But wait! Thereís a solution to both: Get up earlier and take it outside.

1 recurring theme: I want it the way I want it. I want it like it is in that picture, where I get a minimum 7 hours sleep, there are no deer to distract my dog, and the weather brings minimum 40-degree mornings with no wind or rain, thank you very much.

And besides, are you telling me I only have one alternative?

Remember when you said itíd be inconvenient, and you said thatís just too bad? Believe it, baby. And do something Today.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SM-ARTGIRL 4/23/2011 4:54AM

    Love your honesty, your analysis of failure at a goal is so positively encouraging to me!

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FIT_TERI 4/17/2011 2:11PM

    Get up earlier and take it outside.

For a second, I thought you were talking to me. I need to heed those words as well. You can do it, Karen!!!

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KALISWALKER 4/17/2011 12:06AM

    Sign up for the Spring Challenge and live the dream.


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