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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!

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  • *MADHU*
    You said it on my sparkpage - " I guess I need to get really serious about diet and exercise if I'm ever going to look remotely as good as Sushmita "

    There's your INSPIRATION !

    All the best !
    4803 days ago
    YOU CAN DO IT MAYA!!! Keep going!
    It always just makes me sad when I fall out of the pattern, and it's so true, that everything else slips a little, too. There are so many days that I just want to have fried food or something nasty, and the best way I get over it is telling myself repeatedly that I will not be able to sustain a workout of any kind based on how bad food makes me feel. ...unfortunately it doesn't always work.....
    Seriously, you can do it, just rope yourself back in! It'll probably happen again, and every time, you'll get better at getting back in line quicker than the last and the little slip-ups won't affect you as much the quicker you learn to curb it-- It's o.k. Don't beat yourself up!

    4803 days ago
    You CAN do this! Jenna
    4803 days ago
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