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The Last Mistake I Made

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

This blog was assigned by Spark Coach and as always has turned out to be more than a helpful suggestion. Sunday I ended up skipping an exercise session and I usually don't do that but my reward was to go to the movies and off I went. The problem was that I didn't plan ahead far enough and impulsively went without thinking. As the theater is an hour away (I live in the middle of nowhere in Central Virginia) and so there was at least 2 hours of drive time involved. So anyway we got home late and the treadmill is in the bedroom -- so DH went to bed and that was that. I don't blame him for that at all. The real issue here is my lack of planning and prioritizing my day for what was really best for my health. Now no one is perfect and I am not beating myself up over it as at the end of the day I might lose a pound a day later than expected or some such thing... but the important take away... is that I need to plan better in the future. This has been a recurrent theme in my life -- poor planning in my personal life. My business life is where I focused and never on my personal life -- that just sort of happened. I have been in a reactive mode instead of the proactive mode. As a result there have been consequences that could have been avoided.

So here is life lesson # 1,347,616 -- note to self -- plan more carefully when considering my day and what is important and what can wait for tomorrow. Consider priorities carefully before making decisions. Remember I am the girl who didn't plan meals for the week ever and now does. I now save multiple trips to the grocery store, time and gas money getting there (remember where I live.) So I am improving my personal life issue by issue.

Well, I have been doing 55 minutes of cardio a day since then and ramping things up on the treadmill so hoping to lose another pound this week. Maybe when I blog again I will be out of the 150s! Sorry if this was boring, but it was an assignment and enlightening for me!

Thanks for listening and I hope this finds each of you working on that next pound of weight loss! Let's see how many days of exercise and healthy eating it takes to lose a pound!

Keep Sparkin',

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  • BRENDA_G50
    At least you learned something emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1608 days ago
    I also do better when I plan. Sometimes I have to be as strong as "make a commitment" to myself. Planning can keep bad judgement away.
    1609 days ago
    I'm at my best when I preplan. Doing so even helps me in those times that I can't plan. I can just think back to what I would have planned. Sounds silly I know, but having a plan really does help me to handle things in a pinch. emoticon
    1609 days ago
  • RIGEIN24
    You've inspired me to get more cardio in my day and make sure I eat enough to fuel the workout...I'm still amazed by your progress! And glad there was a lesson learned.
    1609 days ago
  • GINAC0
    I with you on the planning thing. I seem to always be trying to figure what's for dinner, so good job on that!
    1609 days ago
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