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.
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!!