Monday, November 25, 2013
Why did you choose to participate in this challenge?
I chose to participate in the Challenge so I could nhot be so consumed witht the fear of gaining weight over the holiday season. I like to think I have a good handle on my health & fitness but a little extra support and accountability never hurt anyone!
At the end of this week, what do you hope to accomplish?
At the end of week, actually by Wednesday, I hope to have a game plan put together on how I am going to approach the holidays to keep exercise #1 with a little wiggle room so eating some of my holiday favorites.
What do you want to feel like?
I want to feel confident that I can stick to what I plan out and get rid of the over-whelm that I allow myself to feel around this time of year. I am not going to put too much on my plate so I do not get stressed out. I am going to set small & very attainable goals that I can stick to.
What would have to happen for you to feel successful?
I nail my workouts and stay within my calorie range. I will not allow my family members sabatoge my workouts or tempt me with high calorie foods that I really do not want to eat. I will eat goodies I want to eat in moderation. Depriving myself will not do me any good and will just lead to over eating later on.
What would it look like if you participated in the challenge all the way through?
It really is so much as a look but I would feel conifident, proud and excited that I was able to follow through and complete this challenge expecially since this is such a stressful time of year. I guess I could pump my chest out like a rooster and prance around once I complete all the way through. :)
How do you think it would help you?
This challenge is going to help me just to stay on track and get my emotions out of me so they do not build up and make me feel horrible. Blogging is so theraputic for me. I do not know why I do not do it more.
How are you going to stay accountable?
I am going to stay accountable by blogging very openly and honestly. I am not going not going to be afraid of being judged. These are my thoughts and I am intitled to them.
What has happened over the course of the holidays in the past?
I over eat, get depressed and mad at myself for doing it. Sometimes I gain weight and sometimes I don't. I let the stress of being around family member that I do not care for & setting some unrealistic goals get the best of me.
What makes this time different?
I am completely committed to doing my best and forgetting the rest. If my family cannot understand that this is the new and improved Terrie then they do not get the pleasure of being around me. I will not waste one breath trying to justify my actions to anyone. If they want to be around me this is who I am! I am done trying to please everyone on the planet. It is now time for TERRIE to come first!
How are you going to set yourself up for success?
I have completely changed my mindset. I am not going to sweat the small stuff. I am not going to get stressed out about it. My mind has changed so much in the last year and if you cannot accept me for me then I do not have time for you. I have spent so many years trying to please everyone and to be honest they are still not happy. So I am going to please myself and put my wants and needs first. I have my goals on my phone so if I get too stressed out I will look at those goals and see if those align with what is going on around me.