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Leap into Fall

Tuesday, October 01, 2013


The reason I joined this challenge in the first place is because I am feeling like I need someone behind me right now, giving me encouraging words. I have been in a terrible plateau that only brings me down the longer it goes on. I just need to suck it up and get back on track!!

My goals for this challenge are fourfold.

1. Stick with my exercise and eating routine- No more exceptions! If I make 5 exceptions per week, I am not really donig what I want, am I? I need to remember to say NO when I am done!

2. Release my sugar cravings!!! I have been eating too many sweets and it is making me tired and cranky. And overweight. Again, saying no.

3. Getting enough sleep! If I want to wake up at sunrise, I need to go to bed giving myself enough time to get at least 9 hours of sleep. More often than not, when I have enough sleep, it is easier for me to hold my ground! This just sets up the rest of my day to run smoothly!!

4. Release my stress triggers. Especially with teaching, I am allowing myself to get stressed more often than I would like and to a degree that is no fun. It, they, he, she can do nothing to me emotionally!!!

I know it is a lot and all that, but it really just goes under one idea of getting back in to a steady pattern of life that makes it easier for me to be the healthiest me I can be! Sure, I would like the be my goal weight before next year, but I think I will have to put that number on the backburner and let itself work itself out, while I focus solely on being happier and healthier. So thats,
1. Sleep
2. Stress
3. Sweets
4. Steady pattern

Defeat the four S's! Haha
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  • ELODIE972
    You seem to have a great energy! Keep it up! emoticon
    1299 days ago
    Awesome goals! Good for you for identifying triggers and recognizing the importance of good sleep & stress management!!!
    1301 days ago
    Oh man - I SO feel you on the sweets issue. Although, with me, they're more pastry-oriented sweets like pumpkin bread.

    I love that you're focusing on reducing the behavior that triggers bad health decisions - it's something that I've been working really hard on. It's hard...but it will be worth it in the end!

    I hope the challenge helps you CRUSH this plateau! Or at least cheers you up a lot!
    1301 days ago
    Good Luck! Won't it be awesome to celebrate your successes this holiday season? Who wants to start the new year feeling like they could have done more the year before? Cheering for you :)
    1303 days ago
    I feel like I could learn something from your goals. I also have such a hard time saying no to myself about stuff, and I've been telling myself for months to go to bed earlier so that I can get more rest and hold my own ground better. In other words, you're not alone with any of those issues.

    Best of luck! You've got this :)
    1303 days ago
    Awesome goals!! Love your assertiveness when you say that you will now say 'no' or that you won't let certain things bother you. Wonderful and inspirational!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1303 days ago
    Great Goals! Just remember how far you have come since the beginning and don't let a plateau get you down!
    1303 days ago
    I've been struggling with the sweets too lately! I know we can beat the sweets though! If you ever need some encouragement, you know where to find me! Praying for you!
    1303 days ago
    Best of luck with your goals!!!
    1303 days ago

    Perfect goals!!! I'm right there with you on needing to focus on not making excuses!! Good luck!
    1303 days ago
    1304 days ago
    Focusing on being happier and healthier is the start of losing weight in my opinion. I believe that if you aren't happy, then you are not going to eat healthy or make healthy choices which will lead to gain instead of lose.

    You go girl, you have moving in the right direction!

    1304 days ago
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