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Staying On Track- It's the Challenge

Saturday, March 02, 2013

One of our "challenges" this week for the 5% challenge is to blog every day. Those of you who know me know this is going to be so difficult for me lol. Not really.

One of the topics we are supposed to blog about is how we keep ourselves on track. I thought about it and I keep myself on track in various ways:

1. I think about the members of my teams and the challenges I have agreed to participate in to help the teams. I have no right to tell everyone else to move if I am not moving.

2. I have found having the fitbit site and the inter-challenges with my friends on there is really helpful. I can't stand it that out of 19 friends, I am in 9th place. I have to keep pushing myself to get farther ahead. I have found that I need to do at least 5 - 7,000 steps in the morning and then I can get the rest in the evening. But, that is a very good motivator.

3. My health is obviously another motivator, but even that does not motivate me as much as the challenges.

I have always been one who needed challenges to make me do anything. Whether, I was challenging myself as a teacher to have the students that learned the most, or challenged myself to become one of the top real estate agents, it is always the challenge that pushes me.

When I lost 60 lbs in 1987, I did it because my husband challenged me to do it. I was complaining about my weight and the fact that I wasn't going to get on the dance floor with other people because I was too fat. He looked at me and said, "Instead of complaining about it, why don't you do something about it?" That was it. Within 7 months, I had lost the 60 lbs and kept it off for 25 years.

How do I stay on track? Challenge Me! emoticon
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