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Oasis Setback challenge

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Finish Every Day ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities
no doubt have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.

Tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with
your old nonsense.

This day is all that is
good and fair.
It is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on yesterdays.

This week's challenge is setback.

Set goals
Exercise, add 5 more minutes each time you do
Talk about problems
Balance, find one way to balance your journey & share it
Ask friends for support
Check your progress, goals & milestones
Kick your butt off that check in progress and get back on your path! Tell us how you did it!

When I looked up the definition of setback I was happy to find a new definition (for me); A check in progress. HOORAY! How much nicer it is to think of a setback as a check in progress instead of "OH I FAILED AGAIN AND MY PATH IS MESSED UP AND NOW I HAVE TO START ALL OVER AGAIN."

Can you imagine yourself saying that? I have said it so often, I don't have to imagine.

so today I am checking my progress by checking my setback.

S My goals are set: do the best every day to stick to eating, exercise, sleep & water
E Exercise: I set more time AND intensity to my first workout this week
T TALK: I often find myself not talking about my problems or issues; I try hard to be open to listening to others I forget to share me. This week my problem has been wanting to eat sweets ALL the time. I am pretty sure it has to do with those treats sitting out at work so I need to reinforce the habit of "I can have that later, so why eat it now?"
B I have pretty good balance in life at the moment. not perfect but boy it feels better
A Today I am asking friends to help me find a way to open up more to others.
C the above items serve pretty well as my CHECK
K I am kicking my butt every day to get back on track. I had gained 3 pounds after last week with all the eating events and only have 1 more to get off to begin the downward climb on my ladder! HOORAY!

My fire is heating up!!

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    LOVE that poem!
    2193 days ago
    You can do this!

    I rarely think of a set back as failing and needing to start over... I tend to think of it more as something that blocked me or caused me to backslide a little (but not all the way down the hill! More like 1 step back for 2 steps forward kind of thing) but I love the idea of thinking of it instead as a time to reevaluate and to check progress.
    2194 days ago
    Thanks for sharing

    This is a great blog

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    2195 days ago
    2195 days ago
    I love this. Thanks for sharing. You have a great plan.

    2195 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    WOOHOO! I love your blog about setbacks, checks and balance. You are definitely on the right track. Instead of looking at a setback as a failure, I choose to think of it as a side trip, or different path. One that eventually leads me back to where I want to be. However, checking the path earlier rather than later leads to better success.

    I know you can do it!
    2195 days ago
    Sounds like a great plan!
    2195 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    OK this is great!!! super job!!

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    Just what is needed to head into the weekend challenge!!! You are on Fire!!

    2195 days ago
    ahh that's a great poem to keep in mind! I know I don't do as well as I could.

    The Cat On Fire does look remarkably like "fire" (her hair!) - guess that could be your profile pic (and oddly, it reminds me of Katniss - Girl On Fire - from "The Hunger Games" books.).

    Today hasn't been my best day so far! But I got some of the stressful stuff done that I had been avoiding. Yay!

    Go get 'em!!
    2195 days ago
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