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I Think I Broke the Bootstrap!!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Why is it that we can "wander" off our healthy habits course and not even realize we are lost?

Yet, pulling ourselves up by the bootstraps is like a major LIFE EVENT!?!?

I have tugged so hard, I think I broke the bootstrap!! You plan and something unexpected happens, or something more interesting, or looks better, feels better, smells better...and on and on!!

There always seems to be a good excuse - OK , well "just" an excuse.

Oh, I know I am not the only one with this issue. And yes, misery does love company, BUT, I truly would like to leave all of this in the dirt behind me.

My goal is to make living healthy and active a HABIT!! Something I do not think twice about. That comes naturally. That I enjoy doing and having and wanting and experiencing!

To be honest, I am not sure how that happens, but the one thing I do know...

I WILL NEVER STOP TRYING!!! No matter how many times I fall off the wagon, I will claw my way back up and keep trying.

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    3683 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/12/2010 5:08:08 PM
    Sometimes I wonder my dear friend if "our" main problem lies in perfection. We seek perfection. Without perfection we are failing. The fact that you are still moving forward, still committing to the battle, still replacing those bootstraps, perhaps this is evidence that the battle is being won! emoticon
    3683 days ago
    And you will succeed because you will never give up.
    3683 days ago
    I can totally relate and I am right there with you!
    3683 days ago
    You are dfinitely going to get this, Jan. No doubt about it. Keep on working on it.
    3684 days ago
    I like your analogy of the broken bootstrap. I completely understand what you mean. But, it is awesome that you recognize that, and are determined to refocus! That's the beginning of a wonderful new habit!
    3684 days ago
  • KAT573
    the thing about habits, they take 'time' to become that so looking at the habits we HAVE NOW, that are different from the ones we 'want' helps make them more visible so we can grab them, examine them, and find the roots to dig them up, if necessary, or side dressthem more effectively if not, all the while practicing the ones we want, to replace them, but like TWAIN says, they have to be coaxed, one step at a time, both sides of the fence. Weeding is never a one time thing, and never the only thing we need to do to create a nurturing field to grow ourselves in, but focusing on one thing at a time til it feels part of who we are works better than trying to change everything all at once, because there are layers in our lives, and making the changes mindfully helps to expose those layers so we can address them more effectively and authentically
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    3684 days ago
    I have read that it takes somewhere between 21 and 30 days to create a new habit...so what this means is if you keep trying and really want it ... you will definitely get there! The keys re to take small steps that your body can manage relatively easily and to be patient and kind to yourself along the way.
    3684 days ago
    The key is that we always return to our trek to a healthier life. You are working the plan when you get back to the way we are learning.
    3684 days ago
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    Great blog! It sounds like your bootstraps are working great! Keep on pulling them up!! Battle on, my Fellow Blue Warrior!! You're doing great!
    3684 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/11/2010 6:55:05 AM
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