Day 4/84 Breaking the big goal into smaller pieces
Thursday, July 07, 2011
When I started to plan my 10 week program my goal was to change my diet and start the exercise program both on last Monday. Well like said that didn't happen and I'm actually happy that I wasn't able make that big start. It's how I usually do things...I try to change everything at once and then I end up getting overwhelmed and tired and those two means that I will give up and go back into my old habits what aren't so great. But this time I have had to give up and break those changes into smaller pieces and I think that it's going to be much better for me in the end. In this week the goal ended up be to get the exercising started in any way I'm able to get something done. I have got something done now on yesterday and today what is a start and now I have to keep that going two days still so that I can say that I met that goal. After I get that done the next weeks goal is to keep up with that and find exercising schedule that I feel like I can make a commitment into it and keep doing it in long term. After that it's time to hit the gears up with the healthy diet part. It doesn't mean though that I would eat now all the junk food I can...but that I'm not going to switch into totally vegan diet yet.
So I try to accept that smaller goals and changes are just as good as big ones and with working things out differently this time I work to create permanent changes instead of short living changes. And that I'm not less because I can't do everything at once...that is something I thought today when I was biking and other biker passed me but later because of the traffic lights I passed him till he did that to me again. That is really how it goes with life too. We have same goals with other people and they reach those faster than us...but then we catch up with them and reach some other goals maybe faster and later they again reach some goals faster than us. And it's okay...it's not away from me and in the end what is important is that we reached the goal line and not it how fast we got there. Specially when the goal is to make the changes into our life since then the only real competition is with ourselves...not with others.
So small goals are good and it's okay to go forward slower than others. The main thing is that I'm moving forward and that I don't stick with my old habits and give up.