On the Learning Curve and Having Fun!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Last week's D&A Team challenge was a first for me in many ways: my first challenge, my first community activity, my first post, my first blog. It was truly a learning experience ... one made a lot easier with the help and encouragement of Safaribabe (leader of the challenges on D&A Team). Tory, thank you so much!
The most significant problem I had last week was fatigue. When I did my routine things and added on the challenge tasks, I didn't plan my time well and became very inefficient climbing the learning curve. However, I was determined to complete the challenge 100%, and the price was sleep deprevation. By the end of the week, I completed the challenge 100%, but I couldn't keep that schedule for this week's challenge.
So, no 100% this week! It was a bitter pill to swallow, but I decided to work smarter instead of working harder and have more fun along the way. In the current challenge there are three parts to be done each day: A- Nutrition, B-Fitness, and C-Wellness. I routinely do all the items under A every day and a couple of C items every day also. The B items are a weak area for me. So, I caught up on my rest Monday and Tuesday and then figured out an early morning exercise routine that set me up for success for the rest of the week. Also, I chose to challenge myself by electing to do this blog since writing doesn't come easy for me and to spread spark love by commenting on sparkpages,etc. because meeting people is a toughie. I'm still on the learning curve this week, but it's not nearly as steep as it was last week and I'm continuing to enjoying the challenge. Thanks again, Tory!