SP Premium
ELSAT137
50,000-59,999 SparkPoints 53,258
SparkPoints
 

RE-FOCUS

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

I am finding that I am my worst enemy in this healthy living journey. I do good for a while and then fall completely off. Before I had my last baby (4 years ago) I was in the best physical shape of my adult life- Now I feel like I am just spinning my wheels and getting more and more stuck.

I want to want to change. I want to push myself physically- I want to push myself mentally- I want make lasting changes. I want to live life to the fullest instead of just feeling like I am surviving.

Sometimes it is hard to know which way to turn- what to do. I hear about this diet, this cleanse, this product and think that will help me be successful. It may work for a while and then I give up.I don't think any of these things are the answer. I think that changing my FOCUS is the answer.

At the beginning of this year I prayed about a motto for this year. And I felt this year's word was FOCUS. FOCUS on 1. God 2. My marriage 3. My family 4. My health. I have lost focus on some of those things but I am ready to Re- Focus.

Some of the ways I will work on Re-Focusing my life are...
- Limiting time on Facebook and Netflix.
---When I want to "escape" from life I often turn to these things- but they leave me feeling more empty and like I don't measure up to other people's lives.
*** Instead I will turn to God when I am feeling low- I will pray or read my bible or sing some worship songs.

To focus on my health...

I have been a part of BLC- Biggest Loser Challenges here on Spark and had good success in the past but I have been unable to recapture some of that success. I am again apart of BLC 37 and committed to completing this challenge- to being engaged in my team and the different aspects of the challenge. When I am feeling low I will reach out to my teammates and try to encourage others.

I am also working my way through the C25k -Couch to 5k program and really liking it!

I find I have the most success when I plan things out- and track food and exercise. And when I have small goals to accomplish consistently. So here is my plan.

Exercise Plan
Monday - C25K Run
Tuesday - Bike Ride / Crossfit at home
Wednesday - C25K Run / Crossfit at gym
Thursday - Bike ride/ Crossfit at home
Friday - C25K Run
Saturday - Long bike ride
Sunday- X3 Yoga

Eating plan
1) Drink 8+ cups of water daily
2) Eat 5+ freggies a day
3) No wheat or refined sugar
4) Limit caffeine

Life Plan
1)Read Bible and Pray FIRST in the morning.
2) get to bed early so I can get up early
3) FOCUS on God and not myself
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • STRNGNGRNDED
    Great blog post. How are you doing? It's good to re-focus. emoticon
    652 days ago
  • ALOFA0509
    emoticon .. I love your Action Plan!, I too am trying to Re-Focus and Realign my Goals. I'm losing at a slow rate, but then again I ask myself what's the Rush?? It's not like I'm walking the Red Carpet in a few weeks where I have to Crash and Burn my way to lose 15-20 lbs!! .. I really love the quote on your page by "The Rock"! ... "Consistent hard Work Gains Success"... As long as were putting in the work we'll get there my friend!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Cheering 4U emoticon
    747 days ago
  • ADF1981
    I know what you mean about all the diets and info out there about losing weight. I think the important thing is to find something you kind of enjoy and can do long term. Figure out what is your biggest hurdle and try to come up with scenarios and solutions. That's really helped me with getting back on track. Good luck with your goals!
    747 days ago
  • JLYNN931
    Great plan!
    747 days ago
  • LIS193
    Great plan! The computer can be a big distraction..
    emoticon
    748 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Great plan. Blessings on your journey.
    748 days ago
  • CINDY247
    Great plans! Don't think of it as a "diet" Think of it as a "LIFESTYLE" Best wishes! Keep on sparking!
    748 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
    Wishing you the best in achieving your goals. emoticon
    748 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.