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 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.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I think you are headed down the right path. Its good that you keep track of your goals, and I think your goals are ones that you CAN reach!

    You are not worthless, lazy, or weak. You are beautiful the way you are and you make these changes for you, no one else. You do what you have to do for yourself.

    Good luck with everything and dont you let anyone put you down!

    3667 days ago
    I think the best goal you came up with is the saying something nice about yourself once a day, my sugestion would to try to do this as early in the day as possibly. This really helped me.

    You have some great goals set up, I know you can do it.
    3667 days ago
    I'm only 23 and I am finding it difficult to change my thoughts that have been ingrained for so long.

    These last few days I have been using affirmations like "I deserve respect, I deserve to be treated well etc. There's a little niggling part of me that still doesn't believe it and I can feel it fighting within me.

    Every psychologist I've seen always says it will take a long time. There are no quick fixes and it will be a long road. My old negative thoughts will try to fight for the power, but I need to pick myself up every time they come up.

    I hope this has helped.
    3673 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

More Blogs by GET_N_FIT_TARYN