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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.
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    A lifestyle change is babysteps. It took us many years or even a lifetime to get where we are today. It takes like 60 times of doing something before it becomes a habit. That is a long time for changing. I changed my goal plan to a 3 month period. I am hoping I get over this hump I been on for a long long time and change my life.
    Learning to accept ones self and loving and forgiving is a giant step.

    2188 days ago
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    I like your plan of action. Every "negative" has a positive hidden in it waiting to be discovered. Every "mistake" has been given to us so that we can learn something new about ourselves and serves as a guide for how best to improve our lives.
    2188 days ago
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