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Week One

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Ok everyone, tomorrow is the day this whole thing starts back up. I spent this weekend eliminating every possible excuse I've been using for not working out/eating better. I am ready to go.
My goals this week are to:
1) Drink nothing but water
3) Get myself to the gym 5 times
4) Do one of the Pinterest morning workouts (Monday, Wednesday & Friday before work)
5) Eat more vegetables

I think that where I've gone wrong in the past is trying to do everything perfectly. I was so committed to doing EVERYTHING I should be doing at the very beginning that when I would slip up, I would see my whole day as a waste. I found myself thinking "well I already messed today up, might as well eat _____ for dinner or skip the gym". I'm pretty sure the fact that I've realized this will be helpful to me this go around. I can't even begin to count the number of times I've "committed" to losing weight. Everytime I lose 3-4 lbs then give up for about a month. I've gone through this cycle too many times. I'm over it. I'm ready to work.
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    You wrote, " I'm pretty sure the fact that I've realized this will be helpful to me this go around."


    You're on to one of the most important points about habit change. It's not linear. We do well and then mess up. Success lies in what we do at the precise moment we screw up--continue to mess up? or restart the habit exactly where you left off?

    One of my favorite SP quotes is "A year from today, you'll wish you had started today."

    But I've modified it to help me with my perfectionism: "A year from today, you'll wish you had STUCK WITH IT today."

    Go for it and best of success to you!

    1933 days ago

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    1934 days ago
    One day at a time one moment at a time! Life happens, all sayings I truly believe and live by! I have been here about ten months after doing the same thing you have done! This time I have stuck to it and remember life happens and almost 75 pounds are gone! You can do this! We all can do this!

    1935 days ago
  • CGARR442
    Yes, you are right. You can't be perfect (you're only human). Even if you make a mistake you are still doing better than doing nothing at all or giving up.
    Do your best every day and be proud of yourself for doing it!
    Be sure to give yourself rewards when you do accomplish your goals. They give you something to work towards and look forward to.
    Best luck to you.

    1935 days ago
    Yep, I agree. Perfection is not the goal - progress, no matter how small should be the focus and the goal. You are worth the effort this takes and you can do it!

    1935 days ago
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