Da*& it's been 125 days...
Friday, September 13, 2019
125 days ago I blogged about implementing a new health program that I call, 'The 32's'. In essence it takes many of my favorite physical activities and puts them on a 32 incremental 'to-get-done' list of which I was supposed to do 6 daily of the 12 options. Plus blog and log here on spark. And move and groove in general daily. Man! Do I know how to over complicate things! :)
I had great intentions at the onset and in the draft phase too. I wanted to devise a plan that kept my 'Best year yet' in focus as I pondered my upcoming 32nd birthday. What a failed to taken into account is how utterly complicated I made the system. I recognize that I was aiming for solid change but I see now that I went about it the wrong way.
As a recovering perfectionist, I tend to have an all or nothing mindset when it comes to somethings. I work on this daily by learning to live in the grey area. When I reviewed this post from 125 days ago, I see that I fell into that trap yet again.
It's alright to take baby steps! It's alright to start slow by committing to ONLY one small thing per day and allowing momentum to build so that in time I can add another activity. Some days I'm sure that I'll do more but others I will may only do the minimum one activity. You know what? That's great!!! It's better than not doing ANY because I was tired or sleepy, in pain, or simply forgot.
I realize that I need to remind myself that I don't have to do it all. But SINCE I want to progress and not look back in 125 days saying, 'if I would have only ...' then I must start today and take away the stringent restrictions that I previously set in place.
So the REVISED GUIDELINES of my '32's':
+Pick one, any one & do it daily:)
+Keep up the blog and log (no restrictions)
+Keep up the smiles and progress :)
When I look back on this blog, I know that I will be elated to see my growth and proud of my candidness and success.
To anyone that may read this, it helps to be open and write out your feelings. You are never alone. I hope this helps you in some way. :)