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Tomorrow IS Today ~ Accountability

Friday, November 23, 2012

For the last few weeks I've been looking at changes to make in my life. I'm sure you've all heard the saying, "Nothing changes if nothing changes." (Sorry, if you haven't) It really is true! If nothing changes then you won't get anything different, really. Life, seriously, is constantly changing; but people, not so much. Some of us get stuck doing the same things over and over and either find change too hard or just don't want to change. There are tons of reasons why people don't change AND there are also tons of reasons people DO change. The biggest reason seems to be that THEY TOOK ACTION!
A person saw a need or felt a desire to change and then they did something active about making it happen! They faced whatever held them back and found success!
So--- that's where I'm at these last few weeks... the need is there, the desire is there, the goal is there, it's the ACTIONS that are tripping me up... finding the RIGHT actions, more accurately.

The following I wrote on my sparkpage not too long ago. I was going to write a blog about it too but found no time for it. :( Please read on - then I have a question for you (if you choose to answer). Thanks!

November 7, 2012
You know how "tomorrow is another day" and stuff gets put off until tomorrow because it just doesn't seem to fit into today?
Well, I've done that - forever! As far back as I can remember I've kept a laid-back sort of pace in life, knowing tomorrow will always be there and I'll just get to it (whatever "it" is) then.
It does work for a lot of things! :)
But something's changed!
Maybe it was my son's accident.
Maybe it was realizing my life isn't going the direction I want.
Maybe it was discovering that so many of my loved one, those near & dear to my heart, are suffering & struggling, and (for those who did) are no longer able to help me out during tough times, and as much as I want to help them and others I am just not able YET!
And I want to be!
Maybe it was coming to understand that in reality all that I am, all that I will be, and even all that I was, is really and truly up to me: me & God. I can't be me if I'm relying on someone else for anything.
I don't know if this will make sense to anyone else reading this; but I do know that SOMETHING IS VERY DIFFERENT IN ME NOW!
Tomorrow has become today - it always does. But from this point onward I am not looking at things like I will always have tomorrow to do it or finish it or start it. Today! Now! JUST DO IT NOW!!!
TODAY whatever comes my way, I will do it now, take care of it as soon as possible, do as much as I can, as long as I can, the best that I can.
TODAY those in my life that are close to me will know how I feel about them (today, or the next time that I interact with them).
TODAY all is fresh, all is as if this is the only chance I have to do it!
Tomorrow IS TODAY!!!

For those of you who make your trackers (food & fitness) available on your sparkpages to share with others... Do you find it helpful? How so?

For everyone: Do you have any tips to taking that needed action to get where you want to go?
Tips for sticking with your fitness plan? Tips for sticking to your food plan? Tips for sticking with any plan you're striving for?

Thanks, in advance for all your ideas & comments. Meanwhile I'm gonna keep working on taking all I'm learning, discovering, and so forth to make Today BETTER than Yesterday, instead of waiting on Tomorrow!

All My Earthly Best,
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    Thanks everyone for all the support!

    It's always a work in progress I guess. :)

    I'm doing better at not putting off what can be done now. :)
    1818 days ago
    I started a workout program. It was a 9 week program. I was determined to finish the entire program. That's what worked to get my *tomorrow* today. I hope you are able to accomplish your goals. Remember that you can't rely on just yourself. (Many others have said it too) When you need help, make sure you ask Jehovah.

    1819 days ago
    Baby steps. Don't try to overhaul everything at once. Do a few things at once, get used to doing them, then add a few more (while doing the first things as well.) THis helps you avoid getting overwhelmed!
    1820 days ago
    I like check out the program notes and tracking food and exercise links on people that appear to be successful. It gives me a better idea of the directions where I need to head. Here's an example: I had set my extercise minutes goal at 1660 per month and thought that was a lot. Then I saw on team site email that there were over 100 people with twice that number of minutes by the 15th of the month. I investigated and confirmed that they were succeeding in their weight loss journey. I have reevaluated what my excercise efforts need to be.

    You are right. We need to keep at the journey... TODAY!
    1821 days ago
    Change is inevitable, things constantly change! That is why the Bible says we all befall time and unforeseen occurrences. The bottom line with us is that change comes in our lives either by the choice WE make, or let someone else make for us (excluding tragedies). Either way it is our choice! As far as weight loss goes, we can choose to look at the end result we want so much that we feel at times that it is unattainable, however if we look at it with the perspective of the small steps as Asta mentioned, the goal will seem more achievable and we will be joyful more often because we have reached the goal more often! If we view ourselves as Jehovah does and appreciate the things we can do, and not get down on ourselves for the things we can't, we can make the changes much easier. emoticon emoticon
    1822 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/23/2012 11:10:46 PM
    One step at a time. 1 goal at a time emoticon
    1822 days ago
    Your initial comment about no change means no change in results ...was what I worked on a couple of months ago. And I saw immediate results...though I could wish for more.

    What I think is important to keep in mind is to make changes you can manage...ONE thing at a time, one thing you CAN do. Or, if there is something huge you want to accomplish...break it into manageable parts and tackle each part.

    To make a trip to a distant place, you don't go in one giant step...you take many small steps that add up to getting you where you intend to go.

    1822 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/27/2012 8:08:19 PM
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