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Overcoming Obstacles

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The weekend challenge for BLC21 includes just doing something that you perceive to be impossible because of obstacles, that is:

D: DECIDE to just DO IT. Have a break-through this weekend. Attack anything that has been holding you back. It could be something you fear. Maybe something that makes you feel silly. Something that you think you can't do. Have you told yourself that you're too old/heavy/out of shape to do something? Maybe you've been putting something off for tomorrow, and tomorrow hasn't ever came. Tackle it, DO IT. Need some ideas? Ask on your team chat thread, your teammates may have some ideas that help spark you! Set a goal of 1 obstacle to overcome. Can be done anytime Friday through Monday. One time points awarded. 100 points.

I have overcome a lot of obstacles in the last year or so but I believe that my biggest obstacle was having the willpower to actually decide to tackle losing the weight that I wanted to lose and therefore, I had been just doing a so-so job of it over the last few years but that changed when I joined the BLC20 challenge. I decided that I was going to do my best to participate in all the challenges and I would really try to succeed this time.

Often in the past, I'd be okay during the week and my routine but the weekends and special occasions always sidelined me because I figured I deserved a treat or I deserved to eat what I wanted to during special occasions since I was good 90 percent of the time.

But the problem with that was that the 10 percent of the time that I wasn't good created the obstacle for me to lose weight because I wasn't 100 percent committed to the end goal. However, since I joined BLC20, that has changed and I am now 100 percent committed and it's showing on the scale.

So, now I don't know what to do for this weekend's challenge since I've already overcome my biggest obstacle. The only other things that I can think of concern obstacles that are caused by my lack of energy as the day progresses and the only way that I can see to overcome those are to do what I need to do early in the day before my energy flags and I already do that as well. That's why I exercise before work and that's why I take such a late lunch (1:30ish usually) because I have more energy before lunch than after lunch and that's why I go to bed so early so that I can get accomplished what I need to get accomplished the next day.

Another obstacle for me are my physical limitations due to osteoathritis and rheumatoid autoimmune disorder in my knees. For example, I couldn't hike for years because of my knees but last year, we bought me hiking sticks so now I can do that. I have also found that the more I move, the better I feel so regardless of my physical limitations, I haven't let that stop me usually.

As you can see, I'm still stumped on what to do for the weekend challenge. Any ideas?

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  • 4CYNDI
    Sorry, I didn't see this blog until today. I called our waste management system and threw out 2 water heaters, a treadmill and an old ratty couch that my cat destroyed by running back and forth over the top of the couch. From what I understood on the challenge it could be anything. For me what is holding me back in a lot of ways is the clutter in my home. Therefore lightening the load in my house helps me feel better and able to do more towards living helathy.

    Hope you found something to use!
    1918 days ago
    WEll, if you keep overcoming your obstacles, you won't need us will you??? LOL

    Maybe WE are your biggest obstacle! I sure feel like I am in my own way today, for sure!

    Hugs to you and congratulations on really kicking butt this year!
    1920 days ago
    Our team's Do Its are very varied.
    I'll SparkMail you.
    1922 days ago
  • LOUISE979
    I truly wish you continued success!!! Make it happen.
    1922 days ago
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