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The Biggest Obstacle

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Yesterday, I let everything kind of slide. By "everything," I mean I ate more calories than my goal, I didn't drink enough water, and I didn't do any cardio (OK, confession - cardio slides off the radar pretty regularly, unfortunately).

I started to beat myself up. My goals aren't unrealistic, the methods to get to them are certainly doable. Drink the water!

But then I stopped and remembered the promise I made myself when I decided to get back on the wagon, so to speak - this time out, I wasn't going to worry about getting the goal EVERY day. This time out, I was going to look at what I did better, track my eating habits and exercise habits, and observe the situation rather than attempt at One-Size-Fits-Every-Day solution.

Yesterday I had a great time with an old friend. I didn't get the cheesecake slice at B&N Cafe, even though I had a coupon for a free one. I ordered my veggie burger without a bun (they gave me salad - which I hate - instead of fries b/c they made assumptions, but I decided to be OK with that ;)). We managed to walk the Target about 15 minutes longer than we should have, simply b/c we kept on forgetting what we were looking for, we were having so much fun just hanging out.

I came home and ran to get paperwork for the Hurricane's evaluation on Monday, then actually read a few pages in a new library book.

The biggest obstacle is me - my daily life (and personality) is too quirky for hard and fast rules. That's when I choose to opt-out. Guidelines are the key - then I just have to let the habits build rather than forcing them into the hole that I feel fits.

Wow. Way to many mixed metaphors....
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JSABRINA 5/3/2012 6:34PM

   
I have a similar challenge: give me strict rules to follow, and I'll start acting out. Give me some flexibility to work with, and I manage myself much better.

"They're more like guidelines. . . "


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KSTULKEN 5/3/2012 5:46PM

    I came across your blog, today. I love your outlook on not making Every goal, every day. It's too easy to give up if you focus on the negative parts of your day. Keep up the great work!

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