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Beyond Comfort: Maize Mountaineer Style

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

I had a successful week, my time management focus to prioritize my exercise worked well. The scale smiled at me on Monday so did my measuring tape, so I'm satisfied with my progress. The team focus for this week is beyond comfort. That's a little humorous because I'm feeling the effects from my workouts last week. emoticon Well, here goes my plan for the week:

Preparedness: I think my overall preparedness action will be to have an open mind about choosing different or new exercises/foods. This includes all of the below outlined actions. I will plan ahead what I will attempt that's out of my comfort zone for the following day's schedule.

Fitness: I've already taken steps to get beyond my comfort level here. I hauled out my jumping rope and used it to round out my workout hour today. I also have a stability ball that I've neglected. Part of my challenge this week will be to continue to incorporate my jumping rope and to add the ball to help my core strength.

Nutrition: I'm a stick-in-the-mud when it comes to lunch. My challenge is to reinvent my lunches to include new nutritious meals that minimize carbohydrates and preparation time. I will try new ideas for lunch at least twice this week.

Self Reflection: I'm doing well with my mindset every day, not perfect, sometimes I've slipped, but I shrug the slips off and get back on track. Here are this week's affirmations:

I want to be in a state of well being.
Fitness is about being healthy.
I eat nourishing, satisfying foods.
I am full of energy and vitality and my mind is calm and peaceful.
I am of a strong heart and steel body. I am vigorous, energetic and full of vitality.

The last two affirmations make me giggle. I certainly do not feel that way at this time, but they are my desired results. Part of the plan is to stop giggling over the visuals I have when repeating these statements and to focus on attaining energy, vitality, strong heart, etc. I submit my mind to my Lord and Savior for calm and peace.

Accountability: I'm already beyond comfort with this because I don't like to share how difficult my journey to good health is. I think all I can continue to do is to share with my team mates what I'm doing and admit when I slip up. I commit to doing this every other day.

I've enjoyed my journey with my team mates, I'm tickled that I'm making progress and feel in charge of my fitness and nutrition choices. I look forward to refining and improving my journey this week! emoticon emoticon
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