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Finding My Balance in February

Saturday, February 01, 2014

I'm learning more and more that I haven't completely worked past my perfectionist attitude. I have been pushing myself to do what I see others do and getting angry with myself when Fibromyalgia kept me from living up to unrealistic goals. I'd push really hard to do things outside my ability and then suffer through pain for several days after.

February is going to be my month to learn to challenge myself without ripping myself apart physically and mentally. I have to find the balance that keeps me feeling challenged and motivated without beating me down. I've already listed some goals previously they were...

·90 minutes of fitness daily (that's 2520 mins total)
·15 miles per week
·96 oz of water daily (that's twelve 8oz. Glasses or 4 of my reusable water bottles)

My other goals:
·Complete 2-3 5Ks (found several that are close to me) and participate 2 charity walks (I've done MS walk and Relay for Life's in the past)
·Log in and track everyday in 2014(so far I'm on track)
·Work on 5-10 Daily Goals each day of 2014 (Inspired by The BTS Challenge and my Pink Pirates team)

But now I realize I need to be a bit more specific on that fitness part. Here is my modified and improved goals...

February Goals
·45 minutes walking/jogging or crosstraining daily
(Training for 5K)
·Complete the 28 Day Bootcamp schedule
·10 minutes of stretching 2-3x daily
·96 oz of water daily (that's twelve 8oz. Glasses or 4 of my reusable water bottles)
·Track and control my sodium
·10,000 steps daily
·Read and comment on 2 blogs daily
·Keep the Balance going, listen to my body

Long term goals
·Complete 2-3 5Ks and participate 2 charity walks
·Log in and track everyday in 2014
·Complete a new Spark Challenge every month this year
·Work on 5-10 Daily Goals each day of 2014

I also realized I need to celebrate my successes more! So I've developed a list of rewards I am going to give myself along the way.

Rewards for a Successful Week:
$25 extra in vacation savings fund
+ a special celebration blog
(Not to brag to others but for me to have physical reminders of successes and the feeling being balanced gives. That way if I have a rough week I can go back and remind myself of what I have been able to accomplish)

Reward for a successful month:
A new pair of SANDALS
A new pair of SUNGLASSES
(Using my favorite things to inspire myself to keep going)

February is a month of Focusing on me and Finding my balance! I'm ready to Rock It Out SANDALS & SUNGLASSES style!
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  • SARIC3
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    Lets get ready for the sun. It will be here sooner or later, I hope!
    1536 days ago
    It's important for us to realize that each of us is different. I have to remind myself of that frequently. I also have to remind myself not to compare myself to the person I was 5 years ago.

    I like that you have set up some nice rewards for yourself!

    Wishing you success in your goals!
    1537 days ago
    Love your goals and love your rewards even more. Great ideas. I know I need to start pushing the water a little more myself. I was more into a habit and let myself slip a bit.
    1538 days ago
    I admire your ability and your willingness to rethink the program you originally designed. That's the flexibility that will lead you to success.

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    1538 days ago
  • GLMOM2
    Love the goals and the rewards! emoticon

    (Seriously, no flip-flop or sandal emoticon! LOL)

    I'm working on the whole perfectionism thing too. emoticon I have some February heart-healthy goals set up too.

    This is going to be a great month!! emoticon
    1539 days ago
    Those are great goals; as I blogged about a few minutes ago, you have to find the journey that works for YOU. That's the only way it's sustainable.

    Your fitness goals are still VERY aggressive! Good luck as we head into a new month!
    1539 days ago
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