It’s amazing at what summoning your determination up does for you. For one thing, I find my determination accepts NO excuses. When I plan on my daily 1 mile (or better if I can stand it) walk, I go for my daily walk and I don’t count going to the store as my daily walk. The store is just extra daily steps to help me make my basic 5000 daily steps.
When I plan on doing strength exercises, my determination seems to find a way to remind me that I can go to the gym and use the machines, or I can use my homemade gym and do my strength exercises in my living room.
Today, I’ve joined SparkPeople’s January Jumpstart Workout and as soon as I joined it, I did the first exercise, almost before I added that promise to the goals of the team. And I had promised myself to do 30 minutes of floor aerobics so I did that Day One video 3 times.
I’ve also discovered that my determination will follow through with meal planning, tracking my food (my worst pit). I do the fitness tracker, and other goals, my weight (and other things) tracker, and I basically track everything I do on SP because there’s so much to do, so many things I like to do, that I get annoyed with myself if I forget something so I keep track of what I am doing.
My determination has carried over into my work. I work at home (something I have wanted to do since computers came out). But the problem with working from home is the same as working in someone else’s establishment. You have to set time aside for the needed breaks and you have to utilize those break times for your wellbeing. The work doesn’t move to someone else as soon as you stop it, but your body goes to pot, real quick if you ignore it. All that stress makes you sick.
So I am learning how to use my determination and I am discovering an incredible secret that I have had all these years, but didn’t even know it.
Here’s a challenge for all my friends; check out your determination. You might call it something else, but you’ve got it and I dare you to get it out and put it to work for one day. If you aren’t impressed with your own version of determination, give up on it, but what have you got to lose if your determination works like mine – or better!
It doesn’t hurt, it’s free (another really great thing about it), and all you have to do is tell it what your goal for the day is. It will give you reminders and even a little kick in the needed gears to shift you on your way. Come on! Try it! You’ll like it!
(Oh! I almost forgot! One issue: Do NOT tell your determination that you want to sit in front of the TV all day long and eat junk food. It’s like feeding a gremlin! Disastrous!)
Have a SparklingDay with your Determination!