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You said "Hard work" twice!

Thursday, July 04, 2013

That's a line from Chicken Run. Rocky is going to teach the hens to fly and he says
"you need three things, hard work, perserverance, and hard work."
to which the old rooster replies "You said 'hard work' twice!"
and Rocky replies "That's because it takes twice as much hard work as perserverance."

So today I've reached the 1 year mark of losing 30 lbs. off my highest weight. I was thinking about joining the NWCR. I still might but I just finally weaned the baby and am finding my feet a bit.

I read a cool blog this week from a Peter Attias whose TED talk Meddypeddy linked to. He promotes the idea that insulin resistance is the real epidemic, which I have to agree with. I looked around his website, and ran across an interesting post called "what does lower back pain have in common with low carb eating?" My husband has back pain and wants to eat low carb, so I gave it a look, and it turns out to be applicable to any lifestyle change.

He tells a story of spine damage and botched medical treatment (and he's a doctor) that had me rattled. It was quite lengthy, and you're thinking by the middle "how can anyone ever be okay again after that? I'll link to it here in case you want to read it without having the ending spoiled, but it's practically a novella.

But his back eventually was better than ever, because he learned all new habits based on kinesiology and a cycle of behavioral change:
- unconsciously incorrect (you don't know what you're doing wrong)
- consciously incorrect (you begin to identify what is wrong)
- consciously correct (you take steps to do what is right instead. It can be hard work.)
- unconsciously correct (doing the right thing becomes automatic)

Now multiply this by the number of elements of a healthy maintenance lifestyle. It is a journey of 10,000 steps. So I guess that's what I mean when I say I'm finding my feet. I'm at a point where I'm needing to be conscious of more things than I can really say I'm comfortable with. But either some will become automatic or I will develop a new comfort zone.
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    I teach Chi Running and Chi Walking and play taijiquan among other things. by combining practice and moving behaviour from conscious and deliberate into unconscouse we automate behaviour. Many behaviour that have become autotmated are based on experiences that were not designed to make us our best or lead to our best behaviours.

    As a counsellor I often try to create experiences that will allow a person to update his/her unconscious learning and change things at a level that make the desired outcome unconscious and autotmatic.

    1716 days ago
    That was great! Thanks for the link! It makes perfect sense to me that it takes a couple of years to get to the point of Unconsciously Correct behavior. As you say, it's a journey of 10,000 steps -- we can't just learn an entirely new way of eating in 30 days. This is a lifestyle change and it takes time.
    1718 days ago
    Very good information. Thank you for sharing. emoticon
    1718 days ago
    Very thought provoking. Reminded me that a good part of my own back problems comes form poor posture...made me sit up straight and pull my shoulders back!
    1718 days ago
  • POPSY190
    1718 days ago
    You can do it.
    1719 days ago
    Yes, i think we're all trying to up our comfort zone, moving closer and closer to someone's idea of healthy living.

    Too bad we can't just have someone say, this is healthy living. Go forth and get healthy!!
    1719 days ago
    emoticon You'll get there!!

    1719 days ago
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