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4 Days left of the 30 Day Challenge!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I can't believe it! only 4 days left, and the temptation is to say, "Oh I only have 4 days left, so it's ok if I cheat."

If you have thought that, I want to ask you this....if you cheat, who or what are you cheating other than yourself?
I am not saying this temptation does not appear, it does, but you really have to THINK it through.

I know because I thought that once or twice ( I have after all done all of the 30 Day Challenges so far...)

I now say to myself, only 4 days, left and I AM GOING TO MAKE THEM COUNT! Sprint for the finish line and all that! Finish strong !

So....when temptation comes, does it make you feel like a failure? It shouldn't because we ALL get tempted. We all have to consider our inner thoughts and figure out what to do with them.....so no, you are not a failure if a soda can is calling your name or a cookie is waving madly at you. First thing you should do is breathe, and think.....take it ONE DECISION AT A TIME.....and that is the way to do it! Make a calculated decision....think about internal or external control and what your goals are....is it really worth it?
Then make your decision and move on..... someone told me yesterday it is only though our mistakes that we learn, not by the things we do right! SO THERE...you win both ways! As long as you recognize that you do indeed need to heed those lessons learned!



By the way, in case you were wondering, the next 30 Day Challenge starts on April 1st!
Let me know if you want to do it with me, it is going to be slightly different!

here is the latest link, enjoy!
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CELLO23 3/27/2013 6:17PM

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CRYSTALJEM 3/27/2013 9:21AM

    Yes, you know I need those temptation reminders! I'm working working working at it, and before we are done all the challenges you present to us I am going to fully succeed at least one! Here are my stats for Day 26.

I let just a little bit of 7 up slip in, but I mean just a little and again, no further cravings or binges. So, again, I have to say I was not as dedicated to this challenge as I should have been - the goal was full replacement for the 30 days using only the get out of jail free cards. However, I'm still happy with the results in context to my health and habits. What I'm not happy about is my ability to let little things slip. While it was not a "huge" issue to this challenge, it's the principle that counts. It is what it is though and I'm happy for the most part - full commitment is something I'll be continuing to strive for. Maybe I'm still a little fearful of complete success? Maybe I'm just not full of the willpower I'd like to think I am. Working on it.

So no white carbs, only a few ounces of 7 up and I did some 10 pound weight exercises, and stairs carrying laundry baskets, multiple times, and anything else that needed to go up - amazing how much stuff makes it down but not back up. And....... who wears all those clothes!? I swear neighbours are sneaking in at night to fill my laundry hamper!



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BAKER1009 3/27/2013 7:05AM

    As I said the other day, I'm ready to finish strong!! emoticon

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ADELCASALE 3/27/2013 6:53AM

    Mel: I would love to join your April challenge! Thanks for always being an inspiration!

Have a great one!

AnnaMarie

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NONIE_C 3/26/2013 9:38PM

    I don't even want to cheat and it feel so good!!!
I am inspired to keep on living this way. I don't need to eat sugar or white carbs on any sort of regular basis. I just don't. I can totally live with eating them once in a while for a special occasion, and I want to.

I'm totally in for the April challenge, Mel. I was so afraid to do this. I was scared I'd commit and then fail and slink away in embarrassment and defeat. But, with your support and inspiration, along with the inspiration of the other amazing participants, and the support of Sparkfriends (as well as the use of my new tool: pausing), I am succeeding, and I'm feeling like I can keep moving forward.

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SHEILA1505 3/26/2013 2:06PM

    Not going to cheat - so close to the end, it hardly seems worth a thought.
There was no instructor today for Aqua, so I did my own session including stretches rather than slouch off home in a pout. I'm planning to treadmill tomorrow if there's no substitute again, although I will do the early Aqua class as usual.

Food was difficult today - I don't cook on Tuesdays as the student goes to Karate and fends for herself earlier or too late for me - but I still made healthy choices even if it might have been too much. However, since I am 'intuitive eating' these days, I reckon my intuition told me my cold needs feeding, too - feed a cold, starve a fever was my Late Mum's advice always. Sorry, Mel, I just can't handle tea in any form.

Water has been great and to end the day I walked with my neighbour this evening to add another 2kms to my log for the year.

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ERIN1128 3/26/2013 12:17PM

    Love this! So true about only cheating yourself...I always remind myself of that when I want to "cheat" on the running. ;-)

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LIS193 3/26/2013 11:57AM

    4 days to make it happen! My weight is pretty much stuck again after a small loss 3 days ago - so close to goal and at this rate so far away...
The yoga session was a challenging one this morning - tree pose, warrior 3 and standing on 1 leg with your other one in the air, sideways grabbing your big toe... all that without falling over!
Thanks for the link to your blog - I love the 3 piece snack videos. I tried push-ups on the stability once.. not funny :( Ok, it was hilarious, just not for me at the time.
Let's make those last few days COUNT!
I'm in for the April challenge - even with a trip planned (our postponed holiday from earlier this month)

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