BLC32 Wk6 WEC blog
Sunday, October 16, 2016
7. Recycle. Don’t fix what’s not broken. Reuse what’s worked before. Make a list of the things that have worked before and how can you implement them in your current situation.
What has worked for me before is 2,000 cal/day, 45/30/25 carb/prot/fat combination, tracking every single thing I eat and getting at least 5 hours a week of cardio (elliptical mostly and walking), more often an hour a day, plus some strength training.
How can I implement? Keep tracking but the exercise is proving a challenge - motivation is lacking. I could maybe start with a challenge of 15 minutes a day and build up.
8. Trust your intuition. Resist second-guessing. Don’t let your stomach make bad choices…resist the lure.
This is a hard one - if I'm not sufficiently prepared and ready for the day with my food planned, then I let myself get too hungry and then make bad choices. It's very hard to resist the lure. But I try to tell myself 'make good choices' as I'm walking through the grocery store or at a restaurant. It doesn't always work.
9. “Success” cannot be defined by others or even put into the hands of others for evaluation. If left unguarded, your success could be taken away at any moment. If you equate success with your intrinsic worth (even subconsciously), then you will be left broken apart. Own your success….don’t hand it over to someone or something…be the captain of your own ship.
I've always struggled with this - success is ever elusive and I'm never 'quite there yet'. I need to learn to celebrate my small successes and acknowledge how far I"ve come rather than notice how far I have to go.
10. Be more proactive and less reactive – to better align your reality with your vision. Reactive will only lead to loss of control. How can you be more proactive in your journey?
I am the only one that can take responsibility for my choices and my actions. Sometimes I like to blame my lack of motivation or inability to get some exercise or make good choices on the situation that I'm in rather than accept that I always have a choice no matter what situation I am in and that I need to be more proactive about owning my choices and making progressive decisions. I could do this one day at a time.