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BLC21 JUST DO IT Weekend Challenge

Saturday, January 19, 2013

This weekend is the first weekend of BLC21! I am so excited for this challenge. The theme for the weekend challenge is Just Do It! Okay I don't think I need to day that the theme is right on point!

So part of the weekend challenge is to DO something that we have been putting off or that we thought that we couldn't do etc. So when I saw that, I knew just what I was going to tackle.

I have been putting off cleaning the tub/shower in our bathroom. I have asked the kids to do it but they just clean the bottom of the tub and then half do the rest. Actually, I think they just wave a stick at it like a magic wand and hope that it cleans itself!

I haven't cleaned it because I felt like I was too fat and out of shape to do it. I would have to get on my knees and there would be lots of scrubbing and I didn't think I could do it. I mean the last time I tried cleaning it, I got chest pains and I had trouble getting up from my knees.

Every day I would tell myself that I was going to get it done and every day I just let it slide again. I purchased a spray to pray things down and a scrub brush so there wasn't any excuse but I guess I was the excuse wizard because I could come up with all kinds of excuses to not do it.

So today my husband left to run some errands for his dad and my kids and GD left to do some shopping so I was at home alone. What a great time for me to get in the bathroom and get the tub/shower cleaned.

So I went in and got things set up. I sprayed it down and got started. At first it was going pretty easy. I didn't have to use the scrub brush. Not bad but as I got further down, closer to the tub, I needed a scrub brush and then the sweating began. My heart rate went up and I started to sweat.

I decided that I needed some music to listen to while I cleaned so I went to my room and turned on the radio. There were some great songs to help me to keep working.

Then I realized that I had just about finished the tub and there was just one spot left when this song came on...

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Boy that song was right on point. I had set my positive thought for the last couple days as "The voice in your head that tells you that you can't is a LIAR"

I did it!!! I finished cleaning the tub and then....I cleaned the rest of the bathroom. I even scrubbed the floor by hand (bent over not on my knees). It took me 75 minutes but I got it done. Every time I was going to take a rest, I would go to sit down and just end up turning around and going back to get it done.

I feel great! I am so glad that this was the challenge for the weekend. I needed to see that I could do it. I CAN do it! If I can do that, then I can do anything!

I know all about telling myself or thinking that I can't do things. I have done that all my life. I have let people tell me that I couldn't do things or listened to them "pat me on the head" and tell me it was okay to give up. I worried too much about what other people were going to say or think if I did or didn't do something. Would they like me or still be my friend? I didn't take part in activities at school because none of my friends did. I wanted to fit in but the people I wanted to fit in with weren't doing anything. I didn't think that I was good enough to fit in with the people that were "going places". Those things have really affected my life negatively and I am not going to allow that to happen any more.

Oh now don't get me wrong, I will ask for advice when I need it but I will make the decision based on what I think is best. I am going to live my life and not be afraid. BE FEARLESS!! 2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP version) says - For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.

Now I can't wait to see what else I can accomplish! I refuse to let my life to just fly by me any longer! It is time to JUST DO IT!!! Oh you know what I say....DO WORK!!!

Much love!





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  • v CLPURNELL
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    1282 days ago
  • v CASEYQC
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    This is such a great blog, thank you for posting it.
    1284 days ago
  • v JINLYNN
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    A little positivity goes a very long way in helping us achieve the things that we want to achieve.
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    And thanks for sharing the link to the Casting Crowns song! It was wonderful!
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    1284 days ago
  • v IAMAGEMLOVER
    emoticon Susie. When I was 248 pounds and my knees were so bad I could hardly walk and my back hurt I couldn't leave the house because I couldn't do the stairs, I had a homemaker and chore person because I couldn't do the things myself. They cleaned the bathroom, washed and swept the floors and stripped my bed. They had to do the grocery shopping because I couldn't carry me never mind groceries up the stairs. Now that I am 133.4 pounds, the social worker has reviewed the case. I will lose the homemaker and probably the chore person. She will see if I can still qualify for the chore person because I do need a knee replacement so still could qualify as needing help with the groceries. Climbing 3 floors with groceries probably 2 or 3 times is no easy task with bad knees I don't care if you are fat or skinny.

    "Just do it" is now my mantra since 2013 began. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1284 days ago
  • v LYNN-LOVESLIFE7
    Possible is the word we need to use. I can't his a LAIR too. We say I CAN'T to the point of where we start believing in the I Can't do. We can do all things, and I'm glad you got the TUB/SHOWER done to your liking. My husband won't do the shower at all, and he doesn't touch our garden tub. I asked him before, and the man goes. That's woman's work. I'm losing, he's gaining a belly, and you know what. It's okay. Because I look at it like this. I can do a better job than he can. I know I can. I can do all things. We as woman can do all things that are possible in our lives. Living your life is a great thing to do, and you're WORKING IT. Great post, and damn good challenge. You are pushing me to tackle my bathroom first thing in the morning. It will take me 75mins too. Wish me well...I need to cal burn...
    1285 days ago
  • v WALLAHALLA
    I love Casting Crowns. Awesome song and inspiration! You rock!
    1285 days ago
  • v LYNNWILK2
    that is so great!!!! Congratulations on proving to yourself you can do it! and not give up or give in to the negative back talk in your mind. Way to go in starting to break that voice and truly accomplish the hardest job in the cleaning of the cleaning of the house!
    1285 days ago
  • v LIVEDAILY
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    That is wonderful!! Good for you Susan!!
    1285 days ago
  • v MARYBETH4884
    Who would have thought you would learn such a fabulous lesson cleaning a bathroom! You accomplished exactly what the leaders wanted to you to! That you can accomplish the "impossible"! You should be very proud of yourself!
    1285 days ago
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  • v GRNDMOM43
    emoticon emoticon WE can do so many things we talk ourselves out of. emoticon
    1285 days ago
  • v EJOY-EVELYN
    Congratulations on meeting a terrific milestone with this task. It's amazing how our attitude and resolve can improve when we enjoy these non-scale victories. Keep up the great work! Hug, hug -- Evelyn
    1285 days ago
  • v SAM60SUMTHINK
    Truly that internal negatively programmed voice can be such a downer! And "JUST DO IT!" is the mantra to deprogram and reprogram! GO FOR IT.

    Awesome blog, Susan; thank you for the reminder to reprogram some of MY internal thoughts too!
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  • v JUDY106
    emoticon I need to do the same for the shower. It is tile and I hate to scrub it. Good for you.
    1285 days ago
  • v AMARILYNH
    Susan, I've been tackling clutter for the past couple of weeks and ISN'T it awesome to look at what we have accomplished? That is my motto this year - JUST DO IT - and DO IT NOW!! emoticon
    1285 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/19/2013 1:35:38 PM
  • v LINDAK25
    Isn't it amazing when you find you can do things you thought you couldn't? We just have to believe in ourselves, don't we? You really can do whatever you set your mind to.
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  • v TXMEMAW6
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    All that to say great start to a new mental attitude! Keep up the great work!
    1285 days ago
  • v SAASHA17
    awesome...good going Susan...that is an achievement...glad to see ur progress...keep pushing..

    take care
    Manasa
    1285 days ago
  • v POSITIVELY_EB
    Oh! Come do mine, next!!! emoticon

    Good for you! You CAN do anything you set your mind to!

    HUGS!
    1285 days ago
  • v KIPPER15
    emoticon I need to get at my tub too. thanks for the inspiration!
    1285 days ago
  • v COCK-ROBIN
    And you did it! Good for you!
    1285 days ago
  • v COCK-ROBIN
    And you did it! Good for you!
    1285 days ago
  • v EATVEGAN
    Love the song, today was a good time to hear it. I also listened to the guy impersonating preachers. He was really good. I went to Cornerstone last Sunday. The pastor preached on Cut back! (on spending and scheduling), Throw out! (too much stuff) and Turn off! (as in TV and internet) All that really spoke to me. I have to add to that Just do it! (And you did!) Your lil bro is preaching the main sermon Sunday night at Cornerstone. He is really excited.
    Love, Mom
    1286 days ago
  • v COOKIE_AT_51
    emoticon you are so right ... emoticon anything that you set your mind to !!

    emoticon to you, this challenge is just what we needed ( even though we are on different teams ... we all can be winners if we just "DO IT"
    1286 days ago
  • v STEPH-KNEE
    Love it! The days of telling ourselves we can't do something are behind us! We at least owe it to ourselves to TRY things and see what happens. And maybe there are some things we simply can't do right now, but we won't know unless we try? And on the off chance we can't do it right this second, we can work towards it so that we can do it in the future. You know what I know we can do? I know we can make it to twoterville/onederland and I know we can not only lose this weight but keep it off because we have the knowledge and the tools to do this! You have been Doing MAJOR Work and I am proud of you! ;) emoticon
    1286 days ago
  • v REDVELVET21
    I am tackling some clutter! You can do it! It's a long weekend for me, so I am trying to get as much done as possible!
    1286 days ago
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