finding a learning opportunity
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
instead of letting a mistake derail you. That is what the SparkCoach lesson for today is about.
hmmmm, can I think of any recent examples?
I know that last week, I tried to start a 'streak', as I really need to get back on track and motivated. The past couple of years has been a yo-yo...and I need to stop being that squashed grape (see previous blog about Miyagi quote)
But the weekend came and I did not exercise...so I started my restart again on Monday...and have been doing it! Only 2 days...but it's the 2 day start of my new 'streak'.
I remember when I started this process, in Nov 2009, it was the little steps, that I was able to build upon that gave me my initial success. I keep reminding myself, that when I did have success, it took me 6 months to lose the first 35-40 lbs ...and I can do it again.
But I keep letting myself get derailed...and gee, 3 years is a long time for a 'plateau'. NOW I know there was a hysterectomy in there, so I can't put myself down. AND I am proud that during this plateau period I did not regain to my original weight...so some good habits were ingrained.
So, it is time to focus, even if I start out committing myself to another 6 months...heck, I started in Nov 2009 and got thru that holiday season losing...so this is doable.
Like Spark says, "2 steps forward, 1 step back". Keep looking ahead and there is a goal out there.
I'll think of the Dave Ramsey illustration of a gazelle running from the lion (he uses it as an illustration of running from debt) but I'll use it as running from failure. When I'm tempted to fall back, I'll think of the gazelle.
What did Winston Churchill say? "Never Give Up, Never Surrender"...ha!!