Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Last week I set a mini challenge for myself to lose 2 pounds in one week. I am saddened to say that I did not accomplish that goal and Iím disappointed about it. Itís another reminder that things do not always go as we plan, but that doesnít mean that we need to give up on our goals. We should take the time to find out what didnít work and what we didnít do so well, make the adjustments and try again. Therefore, Iím not discouraged; in fact Iím encouraged to set yet another mini challenge for myself.
So this is it; the big minis challenge over the next 7 days; drum roll please. I am committing to two-a-day workout; yes, I said that 2 workouts per day for 30 minutes each; thatís an hour a-day.
I know this is going to be demanding as I work a full time job as a State employee, I work as an Adjunct Professor by night, Iím pursing my Doctoral Degree in Theology, Iím the youth director at church, Iím trying to become a better road cyclist (bicycle), I could go on; so as you see that leaves little or no time for anything or anyone, including myself. I should write a blog about sacrifice, but that will come later.
I will begin my venture today, Wednesday, October 15, 2014 through Tuesday, October 21, 2014. Everyone is different and itís about finding what works for you. Iím asking for support along the way so feel free to check in with me. Iíll be back to let you know how I did.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
I was trying to decide on a mini goal and I decided to consciously work on losing 2 pounds. I know, we are here for weight loss and we have many goals that should lead us to the ultimate achievement of lower numbers on the scale, but I want to concentrate on shedding 2 real pounds over the next 7 days.
So from today, October 7, 2014 through Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Iím setting my mind to total dedication of losing 2 pounds. The big weigh day will be on Wednesday, October 15 for the results. I need all the support and motivation I can get; thank you in advance for your encouragement.
Saturday, October 04, 2014
I am feeling pretty good about myself. This morning I participated in the Fayetteville-Cumberland Metric Century bicycle ride. It was a ride I scheduled to do since participating in it for the first time last year. The ride offered 3 options: 12 mile route (family ride) 30 miles and 64 miles. Last year I signed up to for the 30 mile ride, I had only been riding 3 Ĺ months and I was proud of my accomplishment for finishing.
Well on to this year. I didnítí think I was going to be able to ride because Injured my knee in May and Iíve been trying to recover. Iíve not been able to train as I would like so I was a bit discouraged about participating; but I had already registered. I knew I would have friends there to support so I packed up with the intentions to ride.
Needless to say, one of my cycling friends said letís give it a try as sheís been in the same situation and if we need to we can always turn back or catch the SAG wagon. To make a long story short we took the 30 mile route, completed it and I managed to shave 17 minutes off my time from last year. Wow, go me; I am so excited; Iím ready for the next challenge; at least thatís how I feel right now.
Itís so rewarding to finish something, especially when youíve doubted yourself and perhaps others have not supported you as you would like them to. I must admit I have great support, I was just doubted my abilities or at least scared due to the lack of training. Maybe next year Iíll be prepared enough to tackle the 64 mile option, we will just have to wait and see.
Two weeks ago I signed up for the Bike Like a Nut bicycle ride. This will probably be my last organized charity event for this year. It will be time to settle in for winter training. Iím hoping I will feel as good about that one as I do about this was once itís done!
Keep setting goals and holding yourself accountable to them. That is the only way weíre going to make progress. Today I can truly say, ďIím feeling Accomplished!Ē
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
So I set out to accomplish a goal to go without my most favorite beverage in the world; Pepsi for seven long days. Well Iím happy to share that Iíve met my goal. I know some people may think that itís small and insignificant, but to me, itís a huge accomplishment. I feel itís important to set small goals and celebrate the success; short term goals leads to long term success; well at least thatís what I think.
So how will I celebrate this success? Iím celebrating by sharing with all that support my efforts. Iím celebrating by knowing that I can do so many things if I really put my mind to it. Iím celebrating knowing that I saved about $10 over the past 7 days.
Next mini challenge is on the way; stay tuned!
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