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DAY 11: Patience

Sunday, January 11, 2015

I am not over my jet lag yet! I am struggling to stay awake past 8pm tonight and am rushing through my to do list: 10,000 steps (still need about 1000), 10 minute core exercise routine, write the blog. There are times in our lives when we have to be patient with ourselves. We cannot meet all our goals all the time. Life gets in the way. I hate being limited by this jet lag. I keep thinking I have found the trick to get over it faster, but it just takes several days and it is always harder in the winter. In the big scheme of things, a few days where things don't get done perfectly isn't going to put me off track but it always gets me down. I need to be more patient with myself. That's all I have time for tonight.

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    You mean . . . you're a perfectionist?!? emoticon

    You are doing great, and it is true that you should be patient with yourself. If you miss a day doing your blog, just pick it up the next day . . . or the next.

    I did not use the activity tracker for a couple days because of illness. I'm lots better today (Monday) and got in my 6000 steps again. That is the default goal they give you to start out, and it is ambitious enough for me. As I gain strength, I will increase it.

    I also have some bad habits I need to break (again), but I don't want to try to do too many things all at once. I lost nearly 30 pounds in 2013, but I did it too fast and made too many changes all at once. I could not sustain it, and now I have gained all the weight back. This time I am going to be more measured in how I proceed!

    I hope the first day of the new semester has gone well for you. God bless you!
    1408 days ago
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