Hi there Journal & Friends!
Time once again for my Hot 100 Update!
Steve's Hot 100 Challenge started on Thursday, September 23rd. So, Thursday is the day of the week I picked for my Hot 100 updates.
(It's not too late to join, go HERE)
I am excited and all charged up about this Challenge!
My goals for the Hot 100 are:
1. Stay within my Calorie Budget (1600/day for 6 days/wk & 1800/day 1day/wk).
YES, did very well. Went over a few on one day, but on the whole, I did good!
2. Exercise 6 days/week.
Eek...must 'fess up that I fell prey to excuses on this one. I didn't make it all 6 days. But as of this instant, I am determined to do better!
3. Take my Vitamins EVERY day.
Well, I DID do this one terrific!
And I am UNofficially shooting to be out of the 300's and into the Two-sies by the end of the year... a place I have not been in 27 years!!! I am going to be sooo excited when that happens!
Tomorrow is October 1st, so I'll have the results of my Monthly Weigh Day. We will see how close I am to that year-end Two-sies goal.
There you have it. So... why do another Challenge??
Well... sometimes you feel like you have the weight of the world on top of you, and need something fun to help keep you focused on dreams and goals.
I joined reluctantly at first, then as I worked on envisioning my goals, the fire lit under me and I got excited! And the enthusiasm of the other Hotties WAS contagious, it really was!
It's not too late to join, you still have until Friday, October 1st. Go visit The Head Hottie, South Beach Steve HERE, and sign your little self UP!!
Come on... you know you want to. And you don't need to have a blog, either.
Be brave, be bold, and DO it!
Today's Peek at the Past (Cool! I was thinking about this very kind of thing, in connection with this Challenge... that we need to clean up our thinking and be around POSITIVE input in order to get charged up again, to make our goals by the end of the year. Yay!)
From Day 52, September 30, 2009:
"Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life."
What we read, what we hear, music, tv, the people we allow to influence our thinking...this really is a big deal!
So I want to be selective in choosing which people I allow to influence my heart, my "wellspring of life."
This idea of guarding our hearts even extends to the blogosphere-interwebs. I have had to make choices as to which people I will allow to influence me on a regular basis. There is only so much time, and I want to spend it wisely. I don't make that choice based on the blog's popularity, but rather on a few simple questions:
Is absorbing what this person is putting out going to make me a healthier, better, more loving and whole person??
How do I feel after leaving the this persons blog...uplifted, encouraged, inspired; or even if I don't totally agree, did it help me think, grow and learn??
Do I feel a kinship with them...a connectedness because we are on the same journey to wellness??
Are their values and philosophies of life compatible enough with mine...do they add to me or detract from me??
Do they, ultimately, CONTRIBUTE to or CONTAMINATE my journey to becoming a healthier person??
If all this sounds self-centered...maybe it is. But I, and I alone am responsible for what I allow into my life. I am not a victim...I have choices.
(For complete post "Guard Your Heart & Distilled Wisdom " click HERE)
From Dr Phil's book: "Never tell yourself beforehand that something is impossible, nor set limits on your efforts."
My verse for today: "Therefore I have set my face like flint..."
My quote for today: "Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts." --Winston Churchill
Enjoy the Journey,