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.
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!!!!