Note do not post here this is for information about the Goals on the challenge only
Goal # 2
Bad habits can stand in our way of becoming healthy and losing weight. For instance one of my bad habits is coffee. In order for us to change the bad habit, you have to replace it with something positive for you. Try to replace your habit with something new and positive in your life. The key is not to focus on the "not doing", but to think instead about "doing". Instead of thinking about missing that piece of chocolate cake after dinner, think about how good it is going to feel to take a long walk without all that sugar in your system
Forgive yourself when you slip: Don't beat yourself up if you end up falling into the habit again. Pick yourself up and try again. Your efforts have not been wasted and you have not lost any ground. With every attempt you make yourself stronger.
Here are the steps we are going to try and break a bad habit, but first you need to decide about a bad habit. Pick a habit you want to change as in becoming healthy. Like drinking soda, coffee, bread, potatoes, adding salt, etc. What ever you decide pick one to work on.
Starting January 11th Monday write in your personal blog Identify and write out in detailed and clear description the bad habit that you want to get rid of. Also find out what positive habit that you want it to be replaced with. Write that down in the same manner
Set milestones and give yourself little rewards when you reach them. Make sure you have these small rewards as well as big rewards for when you finally kicked the bad habit.
When changing a habit, the usual threshold is to totally abstain from that habit for at least 21 days. Some experts recommend 30 days. So the period of between 21-30 days should be the target to reach when working on changing a habit. But you have the choice to continue changing this habit. But we will end the challenge on January 11th.
Example: Soda drinking. I used to drink 4 or more a day. Sometimes without thinking about it. So I will cut that in half and replace it with water instead. Each day I will eliminate another glass and replace it with water…etc.
On January 15th then follow up in your blog how your doing on changing your habit. What milestones you gave yourself or steps you took. What rewards did you give yourself for not giving in. Please have your follow up post by January 15th or 16th at the latest. As we will be starting another goal to work on.
Once you complete the goal by posting on your blog by January 15th or 16th you can post in your template another 10 points for doing the goal.
Remember if you don’t think you have a bad habit. Think hard about it, discuss it with your partner as they might be able to help give some suggestions. Some examples I have seen is replacing coffee with water, replacing soda with water, taking a daily vitamin instead of not taking it. Adding strength exercise with there cardio. These are some examples I have seen being used when doing this goal. But it is up to you because everyone has a bad habit. You might have a problem with planning your meals out to keep you on track. Going through the drive through for something fast. You have a couple of days to think about it before posting it to you blogs.
Everyone keep an eye on everyone’s blogs as you might get some ideas for yourself. Even comment if you like as it does make a person feel good that someone is reading the blogs and there are others here to give out support.
Your leaders Georgia Leaders,
Shelia, Marilyn and Barbara
Team Leader- Spark Power.
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Spark People's Team leader of the month of April of 09. Thank you, Spark Power.
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