So, every successful sparker I know is a planner. You don't get healthy by chance or by winning the lottery. Health comes from planning and working hard to get there (though the hard work will be the most rewarded in your life).
So this week, let's take a look at our planning skills. Have you made goals, and are you setting yourself up to meet these goals. In my job as a special education teacher, we have a teaching strategy called errorless learning. This is used to teach skills in such a way that in the beginning the child has no chance to make an error (this is great for those kids who are perfectionists or used to getting everything right and fall apart at mistakes). We set them up to be successful in the beginning, so by the time we slowly pull back our support, the child only knows how to do the activity in a successful way. Error is not part of the equation.
Now, I am setting up this challenge to be a series of mini challenges every day. Please feel free to move these around and complete them on different days as necessary. You can even combine days if you need to.
Make your meal plan for the week. This is planing ahead. When I do this, I am so good at eating all week long! I start with what is in my pantry and fridge and plan meals to use up fresh foods first. Then, I figure out what I need to get at the grocery store and by which day I have to go. I like to put off grocery shopping as long as possible personally!
Plan your workouts for the week. Are you getting at least three days intense cardio in? Or are you spreading your workouts to less intense sessions on more days? Let us know what you have coming up. Again, if you plan it, you are more likely to go through with it.
Look at your short term goals. Do you have a couple set up? What are they? Are they still relevant to you? Do you need to refresh them? Share them here if you would like.
Look at your long term goals. Do you have any? What are they? Are they relevant to you? Do you need to refresh them? Share them here if you would like.
Go to one of your friends or team mates and encourage them and their planning skills. Leave a comment on their page or sparkpage.
Look back on the week. Reflect on this challenge (share in a new post instead of updating your usual post). Did you plan? Did it help keep you on track?
Take inventory of your pantry and fridge so you can be prepared for the next upcoming week.
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| current weight: 148.0