Today's journal prompt is to reassess how we're doing in our challenge and preparing for the next couple of days.
I have 24 days left in my 30-day goal to... lose 10lbs.
Which means within two weeks, I need to... lose 4 lbs.
Which means in a week, I need to... lose 2 lbs.
Which means in the next three days, I need to... eat clean and exercise.
To hit that 3-day goal, today I need to... plan a menu and get my DVDs out.
This is actually a great task to do to every so often to keep me on track - I get overwhelmed thinking about 2 or 3 weeks worth of cleaning eating and exercising, yet writing out a menu for the next couple of days is entirely doable, and getting out my DVDs and - surprise surprise - actually trying one (!!!) is also entirely doable!
I think when I'm trying to do challenges, or change things in my life, I tend to go big and then fail. So often it's a big "let's do this" followed by nothing. In reality as Tesco adverts tell us - "every little helps!" What I do each and every day makes all the difference.
Recently I was challenged to think about it this way
- I usually wake up late... but then I usually end up rushing around and being late for work 😕
- I usually eat too many sweets and chocolate for my tea break... but I usually am overweight 🙁
- I usually end up having a nap when I come home from school because I'm not sleeping right at night... but I usually am overtired and that perpetuates my lazy streak so nothing gets done ☹️
- I usually go to bed and read or play games on my phone... but I usually don't sleep well and am therefore extra tired. 😩
Do you see what I mean? Every decision I make each and every day has a huge knock on affect and at the moment it is in a very negative way. So from tomorrow (or right now!!) I aim to make my usually into something positive - shifting my habits to become something to help achieve my goals.
Hopefully we'll see some real difference as we go along!
Keep shining xx