Starting over - once again!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
So, again, I was coasting along, doing okay on diet and really well on exercise. And then, for some reason, I stopped.
On the non-Spark part of life, there was added stress - too many goals, not enough time, and not seeing results "quickly enough" in my business ventures. So, for a week, I did almost NO exercise, and have been eating over my allocated calorie range.
Yesterday was yet another turning point. I realised that we're almost at the end of the current "Challenge" for my SP-class team - and I've actually GAINED a couple of pounds. I'm hoping to trim off at least one by weigh-in date.
But looking over my nutrition and fitness entries for the past week, it's obvious - the days I don't exercise, I'm also not motivated to eat as healthy as I should, and I wind up overeating! Plus, those are also the days that I wind up not taking as much action on the business side as I should be doing.
So, yesterday, I made ONE small change: I exercised first thing in the morning (if I put it off, it just never gets back on my priority-list).
That made ALL the difference: I wound up staying within my calorie range, I took action on a few business issues I'd been putting off, made some calls I needed to get done, and WROTE OUT A PLAN to achieve my business goals - I already had a long-term plan, but now I have a one-week plan as well - this way, I have something to measure against! Weird - I used to do this for work, but haven't been doing it for business!
Okay, I've learned something from this latest dive into near-depression. :)
I _am_ capable of bringing about change in my life, if I'm willing to work at it! If I won't work at it, I really cannot complain about the results I get!
So just for THIS week, I resolve to stay focused on my goals - I'll be looking at them every morning to plan my day, and every evening to evaluate how that day went. I'm not going to be unrealistic in terms of what I can accomplish each day, but I definitely want to see progress every single day! :)
Wish me luck!