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Disappointed but NOT Discouraged!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Last week I set a mini challenge for myself to lose 2 pounds in one week. I am saddened to say that I did not accomplish that goal and I’m disappointed about it. It’s another reminder that things do not always go as we plan, but that doesn’t mean that we need to give up on our goals. We should take the time to find out what didn’t work and what we didn’t do so well, make the adjustments and try again. Therefore, I’m not discouraged; in fact I’m encouraged to set yet another mini challenge for myself.

So this is it; the big minis challenge over the next 7 days; drum roll please. I am committing to two-a-day workout; yes, I said that 2 workouts per day for 30 minutes each; that’s an hour a-day.

I know this is going to be demanding as I work a full time job as a State employee, I work as an Adjunct Professor by night, I’m pursing my Doctoral Degree in Theology, I’m the youth director at church, I’m trying to become a better road cyclist (bicycle), I could go on; so as you see that leaves little or no time for anything or anyone, including myself. I should write a blog about sacrifice, but that will come later.

I will begin my venture today, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 through Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Everyone is different and it’s about finding what works for you. I’m asking for support along the way so feel free to check in with me. I’ll be back to let you know how I did.

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    Wow! You have a lot going on! How did you do? :)
    1638 days ago
    Sounds like you're a very busy and accomplished woman! Best of luck on meeting your goals! You can do it!

    Happy Sparking!

    1645 days ago
  • BILL60
    I applaud your honesty. Hang tough and make it happen. Will be watching out next week for your report. The very best to you.
    1646 days ago
  • LINDA!
    Weight loss is not easy for me. I normally have to cut my calories extremely low to lose. My advice is to drink more water and increase exercise. Best of luck!
    1646 days ago
    Good for you - you inspire me
    1646 days ago
    WOW! Great outlook and new goal for this week! I have Faith you will get it done, you are obviously a very motivated person! emoticon emoticon
    1646 days ago
  • DAVIS_6311
    You CAN and WILL do this! I was able to lose the 2lbs this week so I am going to aim to do the same this week. I work out twice a day 3x/week and that is difficult. Make sure you're also eating within your calories but also according to the recommended percentages on the chart at the bottom. I notice when I don't get enough protein I don't see a change on the scale and feel much more tired during workouts. Good luck!
    1646 days ago
    Good luck!! You will bang out those two-a-days for sure. I'll be thinking of you and checking back to see how it's going!
    1647 days ago
  • SCULLY722
    Do your best with your mini goals, but you're right, don't get discouraged if you don't achieve them. Be encouraged by what you do achieve! emoticon
    1647 days ago
    Your blog title caught my eye... Weight loss for me w/out a thyroid gland is always difficult! Also just signed up for MS150 bike ride next spring...
    Best wishes from another former HS jock ;-)


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    1647 days ago
  • JAROL7
    Count your total calories. If you don't lose, lower your intake a little. I'm on Day #432 on this same journey.
    1647 days ago
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