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BTS 1st Qtr Wk#1: Lifestyle Actions Words

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

As part of our Wk#1 Master Techniques, the Monday assignment is to reflect on a set of actions words and to write about what each means to here goes:

Mindset ~ My Mindset is one of determination I am determined that I will be successful in this 10 week program. I will measure my success by completing each week's challenges as well as by the changes I expect to see in my personal attitude and my nutrition and fitness programs.

Support ~ This is a two-fold proposition. The first is offering support to my teammates whether it be a kind word, sharing knowledge about nutrition, fitness and wellness or celebrating successes that part I always find fairly easy.
Where I will falter is in sharing my own struggles. I tend to pull back when over-whelmed to take time to re-coup and start again....and that tendency has not always worked out well for me so I will need to push myself out of my comfort zone here.

Visualization ~ I admit I don't expend a lot of time and energy on visualization. I rely heavily on my Battle Board, my spreadsheets and my calendar to keep me on track but have no picture of what I will be. My one vision is the ability to shift about under my own steam as I age I have watched too many loved ones experience decreased life enjoyment then pass away early once they became unable to manage for themselves

Acceptance ~ I find this one interesting. I receive so much negative response when I make a bald statement about myself that may not be complimentary. No one seems to understand that there can be no progress until the current reality is accepted. I don't mean to offend anyone with harsh words but I am NOT plump, I am NOT a big girl...I am obese, I am fat, I need to lose weight, I need to re-shape my body so it can function to support my efforts. The day I started using these words, harsh tho they are, was the day I began to turn the tide dropping weight and being again able to move about without help

Obstacles ~ Obstacles are nothing more than opportunities to overcome, an invitation to creativity to reach my end goal.

Time Management ~ Perhaps my biggest struggle is making time for myself I always think I'll find time later, there are so many things to do that have deadlines, etc. Managing my time to place a priority on ME will be an end goal for me during this 10 week period.

Beyond Comfort ~ Needing others, relying on others is my least comfortable position...this is something I will work on during the 10 weeks by sharing more REAL info my struggles and failures.

Stress Management ~ My first option is careful scheduling to avoid stress when things awry anyway, cause they will, I plan to turn to my BTS teammates for ideas, support and encouragement.

Rewards ~ This is another area in which I don't do well I see growing strong and improved health and wellbeing as the prize. However, that is a long-term prize and perhaps I need to develop some short-term prizes to keep me motivated.

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    Very honest self-analysis. Thanks for sharing!
    931 days ago
    I really like you action words. I understand what you mean about finding time for you and I agree...this is going to be our year!
    933 days ago
    Admitting and accepting that I was obese was also an empowering step. Once I accepted where I was, instead of pretending I was not, allowed me to move forward. Great job on your blog. I could relate to so much of it!
    934 days ago
  • v TEKRU1
    Great job! Sounds like you're starting off great!
    934 days ago
    thank you for this blog! it was so well written and a lot of things i could relate to!
    934 days ago
    Find that "Me Time"!
    934 days ago
    934 days ago
  • v MARYBETH4884
    It was phrases like plump and big girl that allowed me to deny that I needed to change. Congrats on accepting the truth and making the effort to move forward on this journey. I am naturally introverted and have a hard time opening up to others. I know it's a key to success so remember that when you feel timid about sharing, you are not the only one. We just need to be here for each other.
    934 days ago
  • v AVAMARIE62
    Hi Dolly! If you ever feel overwhelmed, take a deep breath then come into our team chat and share your feelings with us! We are going to work on our healthy lifestyles together one day at a time!
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    934 days ago
    I could relate so well to your blog , perhaps it was something I needed to read.Needing others and relying on others is my least comfortable position too and as my injuries have progressed I have had to learn to do that some but I still resist.I can relate in the stress and time management too.I have always been a determined creature and it galls me that I am finding it hard to move about under my own steam so I understand your desire to continue to do so.This was an awesome blog and I will carefully take on board many of the things you have pointed out.Thank you.
    934 days ago
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