Ho Ho Ho Journal & Friends,
Getting a late start on today's update for the Hot 100 Challenge.
Basically, I had a nice week! Perfect, nope, not even close. But a NICE week. I reigned in the calories and did well there. I got MOST of my vitamins taken. The only one not up to snuff is the exercise.
But the biggest thing I was happy about was of a different nature... in the category of "aha". Something had been niggling at me... just out of reach. I couldn't put my finger on why it's been so hard, and why it felt like an uphill battle to get enthusiastic again.
Last night it hit me... it was actually nothing new. It was that old "all or nothing" mentality trying to say "Why try, the Challenge is almost over, the year is almost over... just coast until the New Year."
Oh no! Please say it ain't so! I didn't REALLY fall for that old trick?!!
But yeah, I can see now that I did. I was just waiting for it to "be over", and then I would start a new push, a fresh start, in January.
Instead, I have decided to "practice" up for the new year, the fresh start! I may have bombed out as far as my Hot 100 goals... but I am not quitting. I am continuing, and going out with a bang!
I am going to remind myself that every decision counts. Every effort helps move me a little bit closer to my goal. It matters!
It will all add up in the end. I am not going to beat myself up for the missed opportunity the Challenge had offered. Instead, focus on what I CAN do with good choices.
And I feel good about that... hopeful and optimistic.
From Dr Phil's book: "Continue to press on with an optimistic spirit."
My verse for today: "When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who know my way."
My quote for today: "The difference between perseverance and obstinancy is that one comes from a strong will, and the other from a strong won't." --Henry Ward Beecher
Enjoy the Journey,