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Expectations that I have for the upcoming fall challenge on BLC26

Monday, September 22, 2014

I am part of two challenge groups - my expectations are the same for both - to challenge myself and to learn to trust myself that I am capable of carrying out on some action.

I want this challenge to be meaningful to me - so I hope that the challenges mean something to me - they are bettering me rather than just doing something fun for the sake of it. I don't like silly challenges.

I want to improve my nutrition. I have just been feeling badly lately - I think as we get older than we just don't compensate as well. My joints hurt, my muscles ache at times - I think it's diet related. I want to kick my diet soda habit. I want to learn to love water.

I want to move in a way that doesn't cause me pain. My walking is on hold for now (as a means of cardio exercise). I'll be doing more pilates, yoga and stretching while my hips heal from the inflammation they are currently experiencing.

I don't want to be so overwhelmed with everything that I forget who I am in the process. Whatever I do has to be sustainable. I don't do crazy diets, or take pills, or any kind of concoction (I do drink protein smoothies occasionally) because I believe in being real - and eating real food that I can purchase anywhere or that I can make myself. No ordering or buying any crazy diet plan or packaged stuff.

I want to feel more in control. I hate it when I let the stresses or my tiredness cause me to cave into my carb cravings or need to eat immediately. I want to feel a connection again with my kitchen and my dining room table. I want to feel a sense of gratitude everyday for what I have been given, and not take advantage of what God has given to me.

I hope to be gracious to myself. I also hope to reward myself with some things that will remind me of this journey.
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  • MAWMAW101
    You are doing it right! All the very best to you.
    Phyllis~~ emoticon
    1946 days ago
  • CAT125
    Clean foods are SO important for healing our insides! It's hard to win against a body screaming for salt, fat and sugar, but it can be done...I was there!

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    1947 days ago
  • TIFALVA
    You have great goals :-) I agree with the person who posted before me. Changing the language we use makes such a difference. The more definitive it is, the more powerful and motivated it makes us (and it's not as difficult to follow through).
    You can do this!
    1947 days ago
  • EMMACORY
    Carebear, you are naming where you want to go. Have you created a visual board? Or posted positive quotes around your living space? Maybe instead of saying I want to learn to love water ....you could say to yourself as you drink water "I love water...I love that it lubricates my joints...etc" Act as if you are already there. I will be rooting for you! emoticon
    1947 days ago
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