Week 1 Fast Break Action Steps: My 28 Day Program
Thursday, February 04, 2010
1. Choose three Fast Break goals and track them every day this week.
Fast Break Goal 1: Tell 1 person about your goals: 1x /day
Fast Break Goal 2: Eat 2 fruits or veggies: 1x /day
Fast Break Goal 3: Get 10 minutes of cardio exercise: 1x /day
2. Plan your Spark Time.
I have printed out trackers that I will use during my day, keeping track of everything I eat or do. I will constantly ask myself if I want to feel this way forever when I crave something unhealthy. I will log everything into SparkPeople at the end of my day.
3. Reaffirm your focus.
I will just keep asking myself (and look in a mirror when asking if possible) if I want to look and feel like I do now for the rest of my life. Everytime I don't want to do any exercise or want to eat something unhealthy, this will be my focus. I will ask for help if I need it.
4. Set up shop.
I have already bought lots of veggies and fruits for the house. I bought a family pack of chicken breasts and divided them into bags and placed some in the freezer. I have asked Matt to be more understanding and to not be so "mean" when he says I shouldn't eat something (the way he says it now makes me want it even more, as he is very cynical with his words).
5. Choose 2 Rewards.
Fast Break Reward: A better, more reliable pedometer
28-day Completion Reward: A Get-Away Day...no kids for the day (or at least most of it)
6. Track food for 3 days.
These are my Week 1 Goals. Baby steps, but I gotta start somewhere. People have commented that my problem seems to my negativity. This may be true; however, after growing up having things ingrained into your soul, it is very hard to let go of the negative outlook. Nothing I have ever done has been good enough in my father's eyes. I have always been fat, lazy, worthless, and weak according to him. I am 34 now. I have heard these things my entire life. So it is very hard to see myself any other way than how I was told all my life. I am in counseling and slowly working on these issues. But like everything else, it takes time. So I am going to make another goal to say something positive about myself every day. We will see if this helps.