Wednesday, March 27, 2013
I asked this on one of the team forums and was thinking it is also fitting for a blog entry.
With spark coach one of the elements is tracking how you did each day and giving yourself either a 1 for poor through to a 5 for excellent.
I've noticed that even when I've met all my goals I'm still giving myself a 3 or 4 because
* I haven't done perfectly!
* There is always going to be more I could do; more exercise; healthier food
Lately a few people have pointed out how I don't know how to go easy on myself; and thinking about even the excellence check may sound silly in a way and yet I realised last night how much it connects to my general attitude.
The other day I ate fairly well, was within my calorie range and had said no to a piece of birthday cake offered at work for a colleagues birthday. I'd walked more than I'd set as a goal and done stretching as well and yet I still couldn't give myself an "excellent". It made me wonder, what would it take? and why it was so hard
I'm not sure of the answer yet; I do know I need to find ways to stop being so hard on myself and that even in things like this being aware helps me know some of the work I need to get done.
This is all such a mental challenge for me in so many respects; what I eat and the exercise I do definitely plays a role but so does my thinking!