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 me...so 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.