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30 Day: Beating Procrastination Challenge

Sunday, September 15, 2013

This is my first blog and the first day of this whole health and fitness journey. I want to change so many things about myself and what I do. I know procrastination is a huge problem of mine and if I can overcome that, all my other bad habits will be a lot easier to change later on.

I procrastinate everyday and I've always have my whole life. I know I can do so much more and learn so many things if I had more discipline and self motivation. I'm the kind of person that has journals full of ideas and things I want to achieve, but never end of doing or finishing any of them, simply because I get distracted and procrastinate, then forget.

I've never had much discipline growing up, my parents never encouraged me or told me to do good in school. When ever I actually did good in something, they never said they were proud of me or told me "good job". I think part of that reason is that I'm the step child of the family, and my real mother didn't know how to be a parent.

Anyways, I'm ready to be my own parent and teach myself discipline. Sometimes I know I'll want to flop on the couch and watch Netflix all day or play Plants Vs Zombies for a few hours, but that isn't acceptable anymore. I need to grow up and learn whats more important in life, and this is my plan to do so.

Do's of this challenge:
*Uninstall all game aps and computer games
*create a spending budget
*Make a "to do" list every day
*create a list of things I CAN do that doesn't involve anything on the Don't list

Don'ts of this challenge:
*watching TV, unless I'm going to be working out to a workout DVD (can watch movies at a theater)
*re installing any games and playing them
*looking at random clothing websites just to "look" -or any other website (If i'm actually going to buy something, then I can)
*Watching YouTube videos (I'm such a sucker for YouTube!)

My Everyday Goals:
*Regularly do Spanish Rosetta Stone classes
*Walk the dogs
*Workout (or have an active rest day)
*stretch/yoga for at least 30 minutes
*Eat healthy (one cheat meal a week)
*Make a spark blog
*Look at my list of things to do if feeling bored or "have nothing to do"

I'm starting this tomorrow (9/16/2013) and will be doing this threw 10/14/2013

If I can think of anything else, I'll add it here. Also, if you have any questions just comment below!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WHYTEBROWN 9/17/2013 4:04PM

    I LOVE your plan. I'm an AWFUL procrastinator too and I think I will implement some of your do's and don'ts. emoticon for sharing. I hope you're doing well with your plan emoticon emoticon .

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STAGPIPE 9/16/2013 10:29PM

    You have an excellent plan for yourself, and I may just have to steal a few of your "Do Not Do" items, like the games! I am terrible about the games! I wish you much success with you plans!

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MCONFESSOR 9/16/2013 11:10AM

    You're not much older than my oldest child and seem to have some of the same interests! :) It is great that you have recognized that you need more discipline in your life and shows great promise that you WANT to get yourself into a healthy and motivated routine.

I wish you great luck! I have found that making myself post a quick blog in here each day keeps me on track, as does logging my food and workouts.


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JMCCONNELL74 9/16/2013 3:01AM

    Good for you! Sounds like a great plan.
I'll be rooting for you.

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PJ2222 9/15/2013 1:12PM

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