I agree with so much of this and it's not only in the physical heath arena - it would also help in my emotional heath by analyzing why I get allow myself to be distracted from important aspects of my life.
Such a timely article! I was just thinking today about how I quit smoking 15 years ago. No matter what, I never smoke. There's a little voice that goes off in my head that says "I don't smoke anymore" and "I don't really want to wake up tomorrow knowing I smoked today," every time I consider it - even if I've got a few drinks in me. The same thing could apply to eating and exercising! I can't wait to make this happen for myself! Thank you :)
12/28/2010 8:34:05 AM
This is such a fantastic article. Thanks so much for helping all of us take accountability for what we do.
I am not doing my cardio this morning because.. well... I don't want to - no that can't be right its not a good enough reason - try again. I am not doing my cardio this morning because...Iiii - well - its just that... crap! I AM doing my cardio this morning! :)
I love this simple concept - it makes you confront yourself and be accountable - it's giving me back the power I gave to everything else that was holding back when it was really me.
Only yesterday it became clear that the journey is not just about watching calories and exercising - for me especially the emotional and psychological journey is SO much more important to master.
Nice one - thanks!
12/10/2010 5:52:28 AM
Priorities and problem solving. We're good at listing the things we can't do and the reasons why. So what CAN I do if it's icy out, and I have to take the kids to school at 6:30 am, work, and attend meetings in the evening then take care of my family at night. That's where the problem solving comes in. If I'm a priority in my life I'll take care of myself too. There's always a way to do it. Good article, thanks.
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