The biggest killer of progress and goal completion is unsustainably. Some people thrive under a rigid schedule others do not. Then there are people like me who can and cannot! On my own I can flourish under a rigid schedule, but I am not on my own. I have a bride, kids, and normal everyday life. I am NOT using my family as an excuse. My unsustainably can from the unrealistic nature of too much too fast and losing focus. I lost sight of the long term and focused on the compromise.
I saw success when I had goals and accountability. So it’s time to get back to that!
Lessons learned: simple goals, simple plans, and flexibility.
If you are pursuing health for the end result of being healthier and having a longer, better quality of life then don’t try to do everything as fast as you can. You will fizzle out!
Build the emotional equity of hitting small goals that will carry you to bigger ones.
Small goal #1 is complete – have the courage to write a post – the reality of truly having to start over. I haven’t written anything recently, because I’ve been ashamed. I couldn’t face the keyboard and blinking cursor knowing how much fat I’ve gained and how poor my eating choices have been. Which leads me to small goal #2.
Small goal #2 is complete – forgive myself for what I have done. I fell back into old eating habits and excuses. I forgive myself and will do better.
Small goal #3 complete – start over. This morning I did not stop for a buscuit or some other terrible food choice. I had my shake, I’ve walked around for 5 minutes to help offset the hour of sitting I’ve already done.
Medium Goal #1 (in progress) 13 day of activity over the next 15 days.
Medium Goal #2 (in progress) – walk at least 3 days a week during my lunch break for the next 2 weeks.
Big Goal #1 (in progress) drop 5 pounds from total body weight, reduce total body composition by 5 inches. (Current weight and body comp to be posted tomorrow morning 😳) – 30 days for completion.
Long term goal – 2 years – body comp: 18% body fat, scale weight 215lbs – clothes 34″ pants, Large – XL shirts depending on body comp/physique sizing (read: swole 😉)
I can and I will conquer my excuses.
Remember, we are ordinary people trying to live extraordinary lives.
Have a great day ~ Erik