Thursday, January 03, 2013
For my new 'team' workouts at work we had to write a vison statement...wanted to share mine:
I’m looking to regain my life and make positives steps in doing so. I’ve done this once, but lost my focus and had poor support system. Now that I’ve ditched the poor support system I can focus more on my goals.
My toughest things to overcome will be finding time when spending time with my daughter. I need to set better bedtimes on the weekend, so that I can get up and get any amount of exercise in when she’s with me. I also need to find some active activities for us to do together; this will be tricky.
I need to remember that one setback does not define the day/week/month in my life. I’ve fallen backwards considerably, but it will only make me stronger in the long run. I used to use a “cheat” method that was successful, but as I pushed my limits more and more I felt that I could cheat more and more…this was counterproductive. I know that ANYTHING is fair game, but in moderation. I’m very good with portion control of my ‘good’ foods, but I need to gain better portion control of my ‘bad’ foods. I do know that there are no real “bad foods,” but merely foods that are higher fat, lower nutritional values; empty. I want to find foods that I like and that I can batch cook so I can spend more time doing other things. I lead a hectic life (yes, we all do), but I’m better if things are ‘grab and go.’
I want, need, an active partner in my life. Someone who will help hold me accountable and push me to greater things…rather than try to sabotage me or hold me down. I need someone who’s there to help me prep food, chop things; enjoy working out and living active. I will NOT settle for someone who will not be my support. I want to grow old with someone who will want to be active well into retirement, God willing. We don’t have to have to do the same things, but need a couple things that will bond us. This person needs their own hobbies and interest away from the house; each other. I want to live my life for someone, not need them to define mine.
I need to get back on this healthy lifestyle to set a good example for my daughter and potential, hopefully, grandchildren. I want to be the guy that can wrestle on the floor and walk all day at an amusement park. I’d LOVE to have training partners and pass on my wisdom that I’ve learned over the years of running and biking. They’d not have to share my passion for long distances, but just a ride around the block or a stroll would suffice. I know that when I was healthier, smaller, I had more self confidence, felt better, looked better and people like you better. I know that being heavy is looked down on in our society, but most people have no clue of how/why someone is heavy. They just look at ‘fatty’ in the corner stuffing food into his/her mouth and treat them poorly. This affects every aspect of a heavy person’s life. I’ve lived it; seen it.
I’ve also seen how hiding your goals can affect your outcome. Making people aware of your intentions and goals helps to keep you on track. Your friends may just search our a better restaurant for you if they know you’re trying to watch or coworkers may not buy you a ‘Friday doughnut.’ It truly is the small things that add up to big results. I need to remember what has made me successful in the past and what can again.
I need to put an emphasis back on sleep! Sleep depravation causes all types of issues related to weight. I know this, but still get inadequate amounts of sleep. There are various issues that I cannot control for some night, but Words With Friends isn’t one of them. I’m attempting to shut down the phone and computer a bit earlier and read before bed. I will focus on getting to bed earlier on nights when I don’t have my daughter because I can shut things down that much earlier on those nights.
Here is the plan; now work it!
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.