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Sunday, October 22, 2017

On Friday, I let the opportunity go by to join the Phit-n-Phat community. I have listened to her podcasts, and debated joining. Do I need this? Would it help? Do I really want this type of accountability?

I felt sad - felt like I was missing out. Thing is, I have decided that I'm done spending money. I have so many exercise dvd's, and books, etc. I have everything I need. I have a premium membership here with SP. I enjoy going through Spark Coach (not every day). I am a member of the Half Size Me Community , which I really enjoy.

So why do I feel like I need to be a part of everything that comes along? I'm not certain. Somehow I think that if I am always doing "something", that I'm making progress. That's not always the case. For many people, it's just a hobby - collecting books, reading articles, buying things to help with weight loss. We never really get around to doing the actual work. While I have made some very slow progress, I would like to say that I'm consistent. That's where I think the progress will be made. Being consistent on a daily basis. The newness of programs will wear off. After all, there is always someone out there who needs to make a living. They are going to write a book, develop a program, do something to help me lose weight, and they are going to be selling it to me.

It's time to believe that I've always had the power - it lies within me, not within some book or program. It's time to stop entertaining myself by buying more. Clear the mind clutter. Just stop it!
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  • MSEMBERSTORM
    Wise words!!!!!
    629 days ago
  • TOMATOCAFEGAL
    no one more dvd's since denise austin... i am on SP AND REDO THOSE THAT I CAN.
    776 days ago
  • PCOH051610
    I understand completely! One can easily succumb to the dangers of "fear of missing out" phenomenon
    790 days ago
  • PHITNPHAT
    I think you made the right decision and I am the business owner. ;)

    I will say this. There is such as thing as over-consumption. If it shows up in one area it shows up in other places.

    For example, our weight. We over consume food, it's great in the moment and then that wears off right. Same with diet programs, etc.

    The key isn't to keep consuming. I have a rule for myself. I can consume one thing. I apply that. Until I feel I have successfully implemented, tried, and applied things I don't allow myself to move onto the next thing. It keeps you focused on something so you glean all you can out of it!

    And if you listen to my podcast or lives I've been coaching the crap out of being totally focused on how the actions of today are tying into your bigger-long term goal. That's where the magic is. It's like you said, you want to get dialed into the small steps today that lead to overall success. Too many of us spend time thinking our small steps today are not ENOUGH to get us there. Hey, each day begs the question "How are my actions now setting me up for tomorrow?" You stay focused there and you'll be golden.

    Good luck girl!
    808 days ago
  • GRANDP
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    816 days ago
  • RETIREESMITH
    You are so right! I'm in your club; I have a lot of stuff I haven't been using to the fullest. Thanks for your post--I'm going to work on using what I have instead of looking for more.
    818 days ago
  • PLANANAN
    Yes carebear, I have a shelf full of exercise DVDs. Another one full of diet fads.
    And a mind full of good intentions. Which one do I most need to use. Yes the mindful of good intentions and do not think about it
    818 days ago
  • 36BEATRICE
    Such a realistic blog! Rings true for me; thanks for writing it . I am wishing you the best.
    818 days ago
  • CARRIEMETODAY
    All you need is YOU, you can do this, draw from the strength you already have inside.
    818 days ago
  • JUNETTA2002
    Thank you for sharing. I'm right there with you
    818 days ago
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