Hello Journal & Friends,
This morning I was horrified when I read my Bible and saw it was talking about ME!!
Here is the proverb I read:
"One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys."
The dictionary (sorry, I'm a word geek) says that SLACK means:
slow or sluggish...
characterized by lack of work or activity...
showing laziness or negligence...
remiss, careless, slapdash, casual, sloppy.
And DESTROY means:
put an end to the existence of...
completely ruin or spoil...
knock down, wreck, ruin, shatter.
This is hard on the ol' ego to admit... it is!!
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I had my first of the month weigh in yesterday. It was a real bear!
I was 338, UP two pounds. Yes, I had a calorie deficit, BUT I got lazy with my exercise.
I was not CONSISTENT. I was a... slacker.
I've got to be honest with myself, otherwise I'll just keep making the same dumb choices and then "innocently" wonder why I'm not losing.
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What excuses did I tell myself that made this okay??
The worst excuse was that the last challenge was sooo long (oh poor me!) so I was going to take a "little" break before the next one started. Uh huh... right. Famous last words!!
Also, that it wouldn't make that much difference anyway. I can't exercise with THAT much intensity yet, so it doesn't burn very many calories anyway... uh huh. Suurrre.
Well, I need a real kick in the pants! Anybody got a dollar??
How, oh how, did I fall for those excuses??? I KNOW better. Well, I THOUGHT I knew better. Apparently not, cuz I listened to all my own lame excuses.
I DO know better, really. I just chose not to DO better.
So it's back to aiming for Consistency.
I re-read a post by Sean Anderson, from Daily Diary of a Winning Loser. He has been the poster boy for Consistency, and I needed a refresher course!
Consistency is the key, is the bottomline message of his post. I'm done being a Slacker.
I'm tired of going in circles on this consistency thing.
I'm tired of see-sawing back and forth with it.
Time to get serious!
I'm not waiting for the next challenge to start... this is supposed to be a way of life! My Summer Smackdown attitude starts NOW!
From Dr Phil's book: "Just do it... again and again and again."
My verse for today: "Sing to the Lord with thanksgiving; make music to our God on the harp."
My quote for today: "Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even." --Muhammad Ali
Enjoy the Journey,