Half-way through point.
The older I get the more I see the genius behind these phrases:
One day at a time.
The days are long but the years are short.
The first usually associated with AA, the second was a gem given to my husband about raising children.
But both couldn’t be truer.
And they apply to all sorts of things, even this fitness challenge.
Each day is about making it to the end of the day with my “to-do’s (and “don’ts”) all met and crossed off. Sounds so simple.
As one of the trainers pointed out, “you work out for 1 and 1/2 hours, that leaves 22 and 1/2 hours to screw it up.” Ain’t that the truth. I found that making change stick is about being “present,” realizing that today is what your working on, that an ice-cream now with good intentions tomorrow doesn’t really work, does it? It never does with me. And whether you’ve been good or bad, days add up. Before you know it it’s 8 weeks later.
You have to be focused and strong all day long (and sometimes friends, it’s a long-ass day) but then the days/weeks quickly blur together.
It’s all so diabolically counter-intuitive.
For me, just drifting though the day usually means mindless eating for me and whoops! no time for cardio as it’s 11pm. And, you know it all all adds up (or subtracts as the case may be.)
This is tough stuff. At least for TheBetsy.
So while I’m working on being present, I’m also working on having a bit of structure to my day. I’ve accepted that the day is full with kid’s activities and cardio at 8pm is going to have to work. I also know that at the kids’ ice cream time, having something in-hand, say a decaf iced coffee, is necessary. It does take a bit of upfront thought, but once you plan for a “situation,” you’re set.
So half-way through here are my insights to making a change:
“One day at a time.”
“The days are long but the years/months/weeks are short.”
Present and have options planned.
And here are the stats from Betsy for Week 8.
So as of 7/9/10 :
Total inches lost this week: 1.00″, total 13.15″ since starting.
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