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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!
    1533 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!
    1536 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!
    1536 days ago
  • TEKRU1
    Great job! Sounds like you're starting off great!
    1536 days ago
    thank you for this blog! it was so well written and a lot of things i could relate to!
    1536 days ago
    Find that "Me Time"!
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  • 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.
    1536 days ago
    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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    1536 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.
    1536 days ago
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