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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

I log into spark each day, multiple times. I read over the posts, comment, like, read articles, and pose questions occasionally. Though I have remained committed to my elimination food choices for months, I've grown lax with working out. Today, I realize that this saddens me; on here, I read an article about perfectionism and the detrimental effects of this thought pattern during weightloss and it all made sense. I've previously been praised for squeezing in workouts late at night or in between meetings but I don't workout daily. I don't set real goals. And because of this I have grown blah and complacent. I typically look for a burst of energy or inspiration to challenge myself and push forward. But this time it's just a mental, "pick it up buttercup and move forward!". We have this one life, in this body and time waits for no one. So today as I review my zigzag, journey of weightloss, it is clear that I must be flexible in thought and abolish the perfectionist mindset as it does not serve me well. Perfectionism has me lying in bed as I ponder the multitude of possible ways to do something rather than just doing it. As I've gotten older I have become way less of a 'firecraker' and more so much of an over thinker. I analyze the crap out of things and then am overwhelmed by each possible requirement/positive/negative potential. I used to have a thought, get up and do it, deal with the consequences later. Now I seem suspended in thought for days on end, scared to make 'the wrong' decision. Afraid of the potential consequences. Meanwhile time goes by and me not making decisions because I don't want to regret it later has lead me to regret wasting so much time--its a whole new set of regrets. I've essentially put myself on a mental/life carasel forgetting how much I flipping love the bumper cars! It feels great to get that off my chest. Note to self: You should really write more often:)
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    You can work out in short bursts through the day, you can eat smaller meals through the day, you drink water throughout the day etc..It's what helped me in the beginning~
    655 days ago
    If you're familiar with the FlyLady, she brings up the subject of perfectionism and how it can be harmful...….and I couldn't agree more! All I need to do is work on conquering that (and my strong tendency to stress eat junk)…….
    657 days ago
    Great blog. One of the hardest things I had to struggle with was failure. Eventually, I begin to understand that there is opportunity in every failure. You're definitely and the right track and I'm looking forward to reading more about your journey. Yes, you should write more often!
    658 days ago
  • RETAT60
    Yes, you should write more often! Great blog - speaks to an issue many of us face. Thank you.
    659 days ago
    Well, as Nike says...JUST DO IT,!
    I used to not workout if I could not devote an entire hour to it...some rule I imposed on myself for no good reason.
    What I have learned on SP is that even ten minutes counts and now science is saying ten minutes times 3 times a Day is BETTER than that hour!
    659 days ago
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    659 days ago
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