SAT Day 244 Spring Challenge Week 3 Update
Happy Caturday, Journal & Friends!
Time for our Challenge Update!
Here is a Summary of the Spring Challenge, and while it's too late to be eligible for the prize drawing at the end, anyone is welcome to join anytime, if you would like a boost to your journey. The challenge helps me focus, to have clearly defined mini-goals, offers accountability that gives me that extra oomph needed at times to DO what I need to do, even when I don't wanna!
Spring Challenge Warriors: go ahead and put the link to your weekly update, whatever day you chose, here in Saturday's comment section, so we can be together and find one another.
Overall goal of the Challenge: here is a great reminder from Mary, at Wistful Nebulae:
"The goal of this challenge is to teach yourself to look at your new behaviors positively, to learn to be nicer to yourself and believe in yourself, to learn to enjoy healthy behaviors and learn some moderation. A little balance. It's important. More important to learn than the extremes - too much and deprivation."
Okay... on to my own weekly check-in...
My Spring Challenge goals:
1. Every day for the next 13 weeks, do some kind of Exercise.
2. Every day for the next 13 weeks, drink a Greenie.
3. Check in every Saturday.
4. Tell one thing each week that I like about myself.
5. Save up to buy myself a fun Reward at the end.
Yes, I did something each day. But am still struggling to keep up with the increased schedule I chose. I actually FORGOT a couple of times to do the second thing, til it was so late I talked myself out of it. That was a Time Management glitch... so I'm working on that. And I have to remind myself NOT to compare my level of ability with others are doing, or it's just too demoralizing. I like to write down what I do, and see progress... like competing with myself.
Still lovin em! My new favorite: frozen green grapes, kale leaves, chia seeds, vanilla extract or vanilla bean sugarfree daVinci syrup, and sweetener of your choice. Mmmmm.
I know...it's not "pure" clean eating. But this is a process, and my choices are improving. And they are definitely a thousand times better than they were a couple of years ago. I still struggle to use my chosen number of calories in the most nutritious way each day... but I'm heading in the right direction. :-)
One thing I like about myself:
I like having blue eyes... they remind me of my Mom, who had blue eyes. I used to like my pug nose... because it was like my Mom's nose. But 2 years ago I fell and broke it, and now it has changed shape slightly. I was heavier then, and didn't have the balance or strength to catch myself from falling. I cried, not for the sake of vanity, but because I no longer had Momma's nose. So, I'll settle for the blue eyes. :-)
For my Reward:
I haven't settled on what reward I want to buy for myself... it's a toss-up between a flexibility routine DVD, and a Wacom Bamboo Fun, an artist tablet to connect to my computer. This one is supposed to work with a Mac... but it costs 3 times the exercise DVD. So.... not sure if I can save up enough in time. We shall see. Guess I'll wait to find the answer to that burning question.
I hope you all had a fantastic Week 3... I look forward to reading how you did.
Remember, we want progress, not perfection. :-D
From Dr Phil's book: "When you kill time, remember you can't resurrect it."
My verse for today: "Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge."
My quote for today: "Nothing tastes as good as Self-Respect feels." --Chris, A Deliberate Life
Enjoy the Journey,