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Overcoming Procrastination: BLC20 Plans

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I made a commitment when I signed up for the BLC that I would fully participate. This weekend's challenge is to blog a detailed plan for success over the course of the 12 week challenge.

I had to work on Friday and Saturday, as well as take care of other things, so I planned to write my blog on Sunday. So here I am, procrastinating until 5pm, writing the blog. I am so tired, and my brain just wants to say forget the whole idea.

But I know I really want to conquer these self-defeating behaviors that I have let run my life for 50 years. I've made some progress over the last 3 years, but I'm not done yet.

So, I resolve to not give up, but examine my motivations, foresee my challenges, and put a plan on paper to be successful.

Motivations:

Have a healthy, active lifestyle that allows me to continue to work hard, exercise without pain, and keep up with my grandchildren.

Grow old without debilitating heart disease, diabetes, joint pain, arthritis, and so forth that I see in older members of my family.

Feel real emotions and deal with them in a healthy way. Learn to rely on God and others to find solutions that don't involve food.

Challenges:

50 years of bad habits--looking to food for rewards and consolation.

Cooking for myself (healthy) and my husband (opposite of healthy).

Finding time for participation and necessary exercise.

Plan:

Continue running 8-10 miles every week. 2 30-minute runs and 1 60-minute run.
ST or cross training 3 days/week, 20 minutes minimum.
Do all GOYB, TNT, and other activity challenges to the best of my ability.

Track my food every day.
Eat in my calorie range.
Eat only seated at the table.
Eat only at meal times.

Talk/post when I am having difficulties. I have lots of friends and family that are
ready to listen and give support if I will just ask.
Use the emotional eating tools I have already learned, and continue learning more.
Post my vision collage and other inspiring pictures.
Give myself rewards for weekly accomplishments.

I feel better just for writing this. I hold myself to high standards and make myself unhappy when I procrastinate doing what I said I would do. ( I'll work on that, too).


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MIAJOEB 9/19/2012 6:02PM

    Great! You are off to a good start.. and when you need to visit one of the people who responded to day for support and encouragement... I am willing.

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RUNNERRACHEL 9/16/2012 11:55PM

    emoticon decision to write this blog. Blogging really does help. Great that it's part of your challenge. Keep moving forward. Stick to your plan and you will reach your goals. emoticon

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DAS92687 9/16/2012 8:53PM

    Carolyn,
Great work, Great plan emoticon

I love your action item to eat only when you are seated at the table. That is a good habit for your body to notice.

I am looking forward to celebrating many successes with you over the next 12 weeks!! emoticon

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FITNHEALTHYKAL 9/16/2012 8:50PM

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STILLWATERSSB 9/16/2012 8:34PM

    Well said!

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