Hello Journal & Friends,
Time for our Challenge Update!
Holy cannoli! I can't believe it's Week 11. Only two more to go. By now, you probably know this part by heart, the overall goal of our 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."
So here is my weekly confession...er... report.
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.
Since I quit pushing the walking and started focusing on other exercise, it's been more encouraging. I plan to do a Friday Favorite review of the new exercise DVD's I bought... I've been enjoying them, especially the Chair Boxing and the Chair Yoga (ooohhh, I was so proud of myself to be able to finally say "I've done Yoga", ha ha ha!)
Still enjoying them, and finding new combinations... made 5 out of 7 days. I've been having them as part of my dinner. It's very filling and helps to curb nighttime eating urges. But when Jim is off work and here for dinner, that sort of messes with my routine, and I'm not hungry after eating dinner together. So, I've accepted that it's unrealistic to cram one in after eating dinner with my sweetie. I can live with 5 out our 7.
One thing I like about myself:
Must we still think of this one?? It's getting harder each week! Okay, here's one:
I like my medical training, and my ability to read and understand medical terminology.
It has been so helpful over the years, in doing research and learning. Most doctors don't have time or interest in educating their patients, so we must learn on our own if we want more than "take this pill and see me in 3 months." I'm blessed in that my current family doctor is cautiously open to alternative medicine, as long as I have thoroughly researched it, and can present him with the research data.
For my Reward:
Still stashing away money in my glass bear jar. Had to hide it up high... Vee, our new kitty found it and decided it was a fantastic toy to attack!
Remember, we want progress, not perfection.
From Dr Phil's book: "Gain emotional closure...refuse to live with unfinished emotional business."
My verse for today: "The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer."
My quote for today: "He conquers who endures." --Persius
Enjoy the Journey,