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Reflection and Excuses


Monday, July 22, 2013

As I look back to on the last 7 months and more specifically this last 6 weeks, I have realized I am not putting my best effort forward. when I started this year I had many expectations on how this year would go and really I havenít even done half of what I have set out to do.

I will do my best to go back and get more in depth from the whole year. Today I am going to concentrate on this round of BLC. First of all, I LOVE this team! It is one of the best I have been a part of since I was a Dragon many rounds ago. Lots of energy and good will going on. We have lost some but that seems to be pretty typical. We have our superstars which is great and sometimes when we have lots of them others tend to find it de motivating, not this team. For the most part it seems to have been pretty motivating to most!
So why have I been failing short? Well that leads me to the excuses part. As a lot of my SP friends know I have been battling fatigue since mid-part of November. It is nowhere near as bad as it was (no docs never could tell me exactly what is causing it), but I keep using it as an excuse. I am just too tired to do 25 crunches. Oh I am too tired to get up and walk around the block. Wow, tomorrow will be a long day with work and appointments I better not do anything today that may wear me out!
As I was looking at my numbers, as was suggested to me by another BLC Captain I realized I have been mid to bottom of almost all the challenges this round! That isnít setting a very good example now is it!?!
My BHAG for this round is to create and keep a regular workout schedule. I havenít done that. Another goal I had set for myself is to eat a diet consisting of mostly Paleo. I called it my 80/20 Paleo diet. 80% of the week I will eat meat, fruit and veggies only. The rest of the week I will eat whatever (within reason- staying in calorie range of course). Well I did start that and I saw some good results as far as energy level and even weight loss but I have this major sugar addiction and I realized how much carbs and dairy I really eat! So when my sister was here on vacation I totally threw it out the window! I am going to go back to it, I have already gone shopping and prepared a menu this week with everything I need. It isnít a hard diet and I actually am trying new veggies. I am not much of a veggie eater to begin with so with my double up on veggies (I typically eat 2 veggies instead of a starch) I have been trying new veggies. I have also started eating fish. I am still not a huge fan of tilapia but I have been eating it. I told my kids I have to try it 25 times before I like it. They love fish as well as my hubby so they love when we have it. I just told hubby that if he wants me to eat it he has to make it for me! Heehee!

My goals for the next 6 weeks of the BLC Challenge is to stop making excusing. Even if I am tired I can do SOMETHING. I will also set up the regular exercise routine and get by the end of this challenge I will be keeping that routine!
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WYOMOL 7/23/2013 9:08PM

    Great blog liz - you are inspiring once again :)

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FT4EVR 7/23/2013 8:33AM

    I have thought of you many times since your dr appt because I have been dealing with the same symptoms and all medical tests came back clear. So, yes, we also received the same diagnosis. The only way we can "cure" it is to push through the excuses. And for that a plan is needed and you have one!!
Now words need to be put into action and I know you will follow through on your prescription to better health! And your hubby will be cooking fish!

Darn, I have to leave for work so I can't write more right now. Know that I am thinking of you and cheering you on! Not from the sidelines but right there with you!
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