Hi Journal & Friends,
Once again it's time for the Spring Challenge update... can you believe we are at the halfway point!!?
First, I need to remind myself the overall goal of the Spring Challenge:
"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." (from Mary, at Wistful Nebulae)
Yesterday was the first days in WEEKS that I have felt "normal". Yippee! I did dishes... and didn't want to fall back into bed. I vacuumed, and didn't collapse. I danced with Richard Simmons, and didn't take a nap afterwards. I had energy! Oh, how we take our health for granted... it's something for which to genuinely feel thankful.
Now, on to my challenge results this week...
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.
My Exercise: I gingerly started back, but it wasn't until yesterday that I could honestly say that I felt "back". From here on out, I'm planning to keep up nicely with my goal.
My Greenies: Yes, daily except the one day our plumbing went on the fritz and we had no water all day in the kitchen... aarrgh.
One thing I like about myself: I like that I am not usually wimpy. I have a stubborn streak. I know that sounds weird, but when turned towards the right goal, this stubborn streak transforms itself into perseverance, and is a positive, useful trait.
For my Reward: My little glass bear shaped jar is slowly filling up.
So, that's it for my update. I look forward to reading how the rest of our Spring Challenge Warriors did this week. :-)
Remember, we want progress, not perfection.
From Dr Phil's book: "I'm not powerless over this behavior. I'm in charge of myself."
My verse for today: "Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his people, the sheep of his pasture."
My quote for today: "Do not let great ambitions overshadow small successes." --Chinese proverb
Enjoy the Journey,