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New mantras came to me today...


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Feel better, do better. Do better, feel better.

This one is a cycle, which I know is true. I feel better when I do better, and when I feel better, I want to do even better! Drinking water, getting exercise, getting my eating under control!!!

That's been so ridiculously tough for me, just to eat reasonably.

The second mantra: Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

It's kind of a metaphor, but my kitchen floor has been filthy dirty for weeks now, and it just keeps getting worse. Every time I notice it, I think ugh, I have to get this floor scrubbed!! Then I think first I need to sweep, and move the trash bins and microwave cart out of the way, then get the mop out, then let some spots soak a bit because it's just that gross, then I feel like I need to scrub the grout lines since they're really grubby too..... on and on, and it just feels like too huge of a pain in the butt to even just sweep the floor! Or sometimes I'll sweep up and feel like that's better than nothing. Which it is.

So last night, I was cooking dinner, and I just finally had it with looking at that dirty floor! I grabbed a few washcloths, soaked them in water and a little dish soap, and dropped them on a few stubborn spots. I got a small start at chipping away at that stupid big task, and I feel so much better about it. I probably got less than a quarter of the floor washed last night, but hey, a little progress is good.

I've been similarly chipping away at getting back on track with my weight loss goal. I haven't made downward progress in months, but I've thought about it every freaking day, just like noticing that dirty floor. I've been pretty good about drinking water, I've exercised some probably 4 out of the last 7 days. A little progress is good.
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MPETERSON2311 5/12/2014 1:03PM

    I love it! the mantra and the story about the floor...I really feel I can relate to this and it inspires me so much. Thanks for the motivation!

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68ANNE 5/11/2014 9:43PM

    I love your mantra! That is certainly the way to do it.

One of the reasons I did the 100 day challenge was because I needed to look at a big task but be able to break it down into manageable sections. I am not done yet but I know now that I can do it!
Good for you on getting it into sections to do

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RD03875 5/11/2014 5:44AM

    Great blog! Every little bit is a start!

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BOOKAPHILE 5/10/2014 11:30AM

    One step at a time. Breaking the tasks down into manageable pieces and beginning is much better than doing nothing...in fact that's the only way I can get things done. Congratulations on starting to take action.

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JAROL7 5/10/2014 8:43AM

    Good mantra ... and add ... track, track, track every bite. Life is made up of tiny choices. I'm on Day#276 of my journey.

Comment edited on: 5/10/2014 8:45:19 AM

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JAHINTZY 5/10/2014 8:29AM

    little steps are steps! noticing something that needs work and getting overwhelmed by it and thus ignoring it is a biiiiig hurdle for me

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TATTER3 5/10/2014 8:25AM

    Keep Sparkin'! seems to be my mantra...Just consistency!

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