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15 day Vitality Challenge Prompt 2

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I have defiantly been doing better than I have before. Today my husband and I took a walk on the river beach for about 20 mins then walked through the water a little. It felt good to get up and go do something. Even though we didnt burn a TON of calories but being more active makes me feel so much better. We didnt sit on the couch and watch tv until we had to go to work. It feels good. My tracking has been decent. Yesterday I didnt track everything but today I will. I'm still working on my self-love goals. I saw something someone else posted for their self love goal and I really liked it so from this point forward my self-love goal is going to be to tell myself something positive in the mirror everyday. And try not to constantly judge myself through out the day. :) other than that I really feel like I'm falling nicely into following my goals.

Prompt 2

How are you going to resist expecting perfection in your plan while still honoring the commitment you have made to yourself?How has expecting yourself to stick 100% to your plan all the time hindered your weight loss progress? What compromises are you going to make to be kind to yourself and not always expect perfection? How are you going to change the way you react when you don't make your goals so you are kinder to yourself (keeping you on track longer!)? How will your life be different if you aren't beating yourself up for getting "off track"?

** I'm going to resist expecting perfection by telling myself that if I try do to everything perfect all at once it will be harder to stick to my goals. No one is perfect. Not every aspect of my life is perfect so why do I have to be 100% perfect at this?. I will give 100% and that should be perfect in itself. I also think that as long as I'm giving 100% and I fall off track a little I should still be proud that I am doing something AT ALL. Before I wasnt doing anything to lose weight. Now I am. I think falling off track before always made me beat myself up about it. I would get upset and think I was a failure but in reality I'm not a failure at all. I AM DOING SOMETHING!! And doing something is NOT failing. So from now on no more beating myself up about it!!! I will just tell myself it's ok, get back on track and you will feel better again. Everyone makes mistakes and no one is perfect. I will tell myself I am strong and I can do this and move forward. I think if I stop beating myself up I will be successful and will be able to meet my goals eventually as long as I am still strict with myself. Jump back into it and keep going. I just need to keep reminding myself that there are people here I can talk to. They can give me advice and help me through this. I hope I can help other people through their journey too. Knowing all of you are here makes me feel so much more confident about my journey. I'm excited for myself and I'm excited for everyone else!! WE CAN DO THIS!!!!

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  • STARR3575
    I love this! You sound like you have a great mindset and that is huge! Keep up the great work and you will do this!!
    3246 days ago
    Hey girly, just jumped on and read your blog, so awesome! I needed to hear this =-) Falling off track does really suck. But your right, you just gotta get right back on it. Good luck on your new goals, you're gonna kick butt. Working on yourself and self esteem will really help pull everything together. Even though you have absolutely no reason to think badly of yourself your gorgeous and such a nice person. I know it's hard to see that in yourself but you will. Here's to new journeys! WE can Do this! emoticon
    3246 days ago
    LOVE LOVE LOVE :) Perfection not required...just consistency !! Woohoo!! I am so happy you are participating! THank you for the very sweet SparkPage comment as well!! YOU ARE ALREADY ROCKING THIS CHALLENGE :) And we're only on day three of the challenge !! :)
    3247 days ago
    Your river beach sounds so awesome. Me? Totally jealous! lol When I was little I'd run through the woods all the time. And I would today if I had woods to run through. Well maybe not RUN lol.

    Keep going, you're making such progress!
    3247 days ago
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