Saturday, August 21, 2010

DAY 373 Short & Sweet

Hello Journal & Friends,

  Earlier this week, I was starting to think I had bitten off more than I could chew! For my challenge, my 1 Thing was to concentrate on making progress on my rebounder. I wrote out a little chart, and have been slowly increasing  the number of times per day and the length of time that I jump each time.

Whew! It seemed to be harder and harder to keep up. I missed two days this last week, only getting half done. I was listening to those voices in my head, telling me the "logical reasons" as to why I couldn't do it that day. Yep... excuses.

That is why that video from Thursday hit me so hard. The coach was telling the struggling kid to DO it, to have heart, to not quit, to give it his ALL... that from here on out, it was all heart.


The difference between continuing and stopping was not physical... it was heart. Throwing one's total heart into it. And I had stopped doing that on my exercises.

Since that day, I have done ALL of my jumps on my little chart. Hard? You betcha. But worth it. And it means that much to me... it is of the highest importance level. Priority One Status. No excuses.

Today's Peek at the Past (Ha ha ha... I'm still working on this thing called Consistency)

From Day 12, August 21, 2020:
I suppose this is why I keep coming back to consistency, in the areas of MY life that need work. I am determined to reach my goal, and if it means grabbing myself by the back of the neck and giving a little shake now and then to get my own attention, then so be it! This journal sort of does that to me...forces me to focus in on a particular topic, and as my sister Karen wisely said: BE HONEST.

If I don't get and stay honest with myself, what's the point? I want the rest of my lfe to be full of health and joy and passion...I don't want to "settle" for just getting by, or existing.

Tom Venuto said: "If there's one thing that all people who successfully get lean and stay lean have in common, it's consistency. Without it, you never get any momentum going. It's like taking two steps forward, only to take three steps back."
(Complete post "Planning Ahead & Be Honest" HERE) 

From Dr Phil's book: "Sometimes it is not good enough to do your best; you have to do what's required."  

My verse for today: "He is good; his love endures forever."

My quote for today: "For changes to be of any true value, they've got to be lasting and consistent." --Anthony Robbins

Enjoy the Journey,


PS: Due to no response from the announced winner of my SOS Giveaway, Vevie has picked a NEW WINNER: Chris, at A Deliberate Life. Congratulations Chris! Please send me your snail mail address so I can send out your Stuff. :-)


kristi said...

Good post...I have also read if you do something for 30 days it becomes a habit!

Anonymous said...

chuckle. Uh-hmmm. Those look-backs are almost supernaturally on the mark.

Yea, Chris!! for winning the prints!


Christine said...

consistency for the win...check back people...or the early bird will steal your
Thanks loretta.

Christine said...

hey loretta...I could get your email to pop up..
so my email is
or you could stop by my blog adn leave yours.
then I can send you my address.

dailyseeking said...

You are right; this post hits exactly what I've been struggling with in my own journey! Thanks for all of your insights on my blog; you minister to me!

Anonymous said...

I love that Dr. Phil quote. Wow ... I needed that one today. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Jules - Big Girl Bombshell said...

Yeah me too..Love the Dr. Phil quote and I agree it is about consistency right now. Thanks !

Anonymous said...

Loretta! I can't sleep--like that is unusual--so I decided to check out that look-back post for today.

It is a very good post, by the way, and I enjoyed it. BUT!!!! I happened to glance at your picture from back then. :o

I had seen that pic, of course, but I had forgotten how DIFFERENT you look now. ;D!

You may not be seeing as much difference in your body--but your face absolutely shows that you've lost mucho pounds. mucho, mucho.

I'm read you old post on consistency, because I'm not being consistent at all. In fact, tomorrow--well, I guess today--I'm going back to stringing beads.

Yellow for a day on plan, orange for going off plan. sigh. Yes--it's come to that. I've been mucho, mucho poop-oh. If I don't get a grip NOW, I'll end August with a GAIN! :O


Shelli Belly said...

Resolve. Once again the mind.

Let's have heart :-)

Ann (-50 lbs in -60 lb challenge) said...

Good job, Loretta, for stopping the trend and reversing it! We give up excuses when we accept personal responsibility. I'm proud of you!! xx

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