SparkCoach Action Plan - Nov 23rd, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Today's action plan is to think about the last time I made a "mistake" that made me get off track. Then I have to re-work that mistake to see it as a learning opportunity and explain what it taught me and how I can improve from it. So, here goes nothing.
Mistake: As you may have read if you read my blogs, I went off track for a few days. The reason I did this was simply because I didn't exercise for about 3 days as planned. My goal at the moment is to be consistently doing 10 min each day of something and then 15 min of cardio 3 times per week (the 10 minutes for those days is covered by that). However, for some reason, even though I'd gotten my 3 days already that week, I thought I'd failed by missing those other days. I was eating very well during those 3 days but not exercising. So, then I tried to make myself go on the exercise wagon and it caused me to not eat right. Then I ended up not doing both for 2 or 3 days because I was so frustrated with myself.
Re-Frame: So, instead of seeing this as a failure, I can look it at is as a learning experience. It shows that even though I'm working on it, I'm still too perfectionistic and it causes problems. I need to remember to (as SparkGuy said) no one is perfect in any aspect of their lives so why should healthy living be any different.
Teachings: What I learned from this is that I need to let go a bit (as the Slowest Loser's DailySpark Blog showed) when I make mistakes. I have been working on it, but I'm not there yet. I need to remember that yes, I may have eaten the wrong thing yesterday, but yesterday is gone and today I can do better.
Going Forward: What I can do going forward is LET GO when I do make a "mistake" and try to not think of them as mistakes in the first place. They are just choices that aren't as healthy as my usual ones and I need to remember that I'm still doing a lot better than I was when I wasn't trying to be healthy.
So, there you go. My learning experience. LOL.