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Friday, January 04, 2013

Did you catch the episode about making resolutions? It was from Dec. 28. The guest on the show said that people who make resolutions are more likely to achieve what they want to do than if they don't make a resolution at all. In addition to that, he also said that just because you had a bump in the road, that people who were the most successful were those that just 'picked up themselves and dusted themselves off' were the most successful over time.

When I was almost 29 years old, I made a resolution in February. I was inspired by Sandra Ahten's podcast 'The Reasonable Diet'. I decided not to use 'all or nothing' thinking. If I hadn't, I would never have made any progress at all. I have lost 80 pounds, kept off nearly 50 of it for over 5 years. My fitness is much better than it used to be. I am recovering from my time off nicely. I'm getting back on track with my eating. I'm not perfect, but I'm not 'all or nothing' either. I am very happy about that shift in my thinking.

I am going for a hike instead of doing a tape today, its sunny. Lets go outside. I will do that strength workout tomorrow when it rains.

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    Tenacity is required to reach your goals.
    1929 days ago
    The guest is right. Those who win do so by having goals and by not giving up.
    1930 days ago
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