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5% Dawgs vs Cats - Blog #1: A '(re)Starter' Blog

Sunday, May 19, 2013

As part of a mini challenge in the 5% Spring Into Summer Challenge, I need to blog...daily if I want my full points. And, I do. More importantly, I want to fully participate in each aspect of the challenge.

I feel full participation will be the key to renewing my energy and enthusiasm even while it will consume energy and time. Over the past four months, I have settled onto a plateau physically (actually gained 6 lbs) as well as mentally and emotionally.

Looking back, I realize I was very involved in my wellbeing plan with daily goal-setting and monitoring to reach my short term and long term goals. . .and I was making tremendous progress - I dropped 21 lbs in just six months!

Then, I allowed myself to be distracted, started to take mini breaks, monitoring only some things, etc. - and my enthusiasm slowly leaked away. One day, I logged in and just looked at the screen wondering why I was here. When I dressed later that same day, my clothes were a bit snugger, I felt less energized generally and less focused in all aspects of my day - so began my plateau.

So, I am re-dedicated to my wellbeing efforts - focusing my attention on the most important part of my life - and that requires full participation. . .even in those activities I don't enjoy and find difficult - such as blogging.

Dolly
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WIO_ALISA 5/21/2013 8:55AM

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SKIPPYALTO 5/20/2013 10:18PM

    Like you, I have trouble blogging, coming up with something to say.

And I have had similar issues with complacency and slacking off. This challenge is going to help me to turn it around, rebuilding good habits I shouldn't have lost. I hope it does the same for you! emoticon

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COOKIE_AT_51 5/20/2013 6:37AM

    Dolly, I was right there with you. I have been putting everything and everyone else first for about the last month. I have hit the same plateau, BUT NO MORE!

... coming back, refocusing starting today.

Looking forward to our team ... it will be awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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1BEARWIFE 5/19/2013 2:53PM

    I had surgery last Wednesday and am scheduled for the second one on Friday. In the meantime, I will do whatever exercises I can. I want the cats to chase ME for a change!

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CATLADY52 5/19/2013 2:30PM

    emoticon You'll do well.

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ROCKYCPA 5/19/2013 1:52PM

    Good luck on your challenge!

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GLASSART43 5/19/2013 11:22AM

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I sure understand allowing oneself to get distracted from a healthy living plan! May both of us get to a better place!

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NAVYMOM133 5/19/2013 11:11AM

    Dolly,

I am really proud of you for getting back to basics and restarting as soon as you could. I am in a similar situation, hitting maintenance and hanging on for a year before letting things slip.

I'm also finding the accountability of the challenge is helping a lot. This side challenge will be fun! Thanks for coming by my blog as well.

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LOOKINGUP2012 5/19/2013 10:50AM

    Meow, meow. Glad you are back in the swing of things! Hope you have an incredible challenge.

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