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They're more important than goals...

Monday, June 10, 2013

What???? Crazy right? Here I am writing a blog for the first weekend challenge of our BLC about my goals for this round. Goals are important, yes. They should be specific, measurable, and all that stuff. But, if anyone here has known me a bit, you wouldn't be surprised that I hate looking at things like goals. If I were to choose one word in the English language that I abhor and makes me shut off like a switch...it's GOALS.

So I have adapted an outlook that has worked better for me in my life. And the little things that help me keep my outlook, and keep me accountable, are PROMISES.

Promises are more valuable to me, they are nearly sacred. I tend to dismiss them less. I internalize them better. I can't change the parameters of a promise. I can't do less than a promise. At the end of the day, I just have to fulfill the promise.

So, for my BLC 22, these are the promises I will keep to myself:

I will keep my promise to myself to be at the gym a minimum of 6 days a week.

I will keep my promise to myself do EVERYTHING my BLC requires: PARTICIPATION, tracking, posting and deadlines.

I keep my promise to myself that I will be a healthier person 12 weeks from now. I will have a lower BMI and not skip meals.

I keep my promise to remind myself that I am a work in progress. Nothing changes over night. I will not expect it to.

I keep my promise to myself that I will keep putting the hard work in, even when I want to throw in the towel.

So in 12 weeks, when I look in the mirror, despite the body that reflects back at me...I know there is a much more important reflection shining back at me. Knowing that I kept the promises I made to myself.

....and rest assured, even on my bad days, I will kick my own a$$ five times until Sunday if I let myself down...and that's a promise!

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    Jeanine, you hold yourself to very high standards. I have absolutely no doubt in your ability and the sanctity of your promises to yourself. You've got this! emoticon
    2372 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/22/2013 8:19:33 AM
  • BECCA315
    LUV that concept. My 'bad' word is obedience. Someone says that and my mind shuts off. So I tell myself I can make a choice to do what I need to do, not just because someone expects me to obey... Becca
    2413 days ago
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