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Saturday, July 04, 2020

I am in another 5% challenge and, like all previous challenges, I plan on doing it right this time.

What does that mean?

A quick review of my past challenges and I found that the common theme for not achieving my goals has been consistency, accountability, and execution.

Consistency--A couple of positives are that I do check in daily (I have a 294 day streak) and I meal plan. What I need to work on is to exercise more often and reduce/eliminate the snacking.

Accountability-I am only accountable to myself, no one else really cares if I lose weight or not. I will attempt to get involved with other like minded people to assist in keeping me on track. This is extremely difficult for me as I am an introvert and am very comfortable in my box. I do belong to a group that are moving in the same direction and I will become more involved with them.

Execution-This is my largest hurdle. I know what to do, I know how to do it, I understand the why of doing it, but my execution sucks. I am going to take it one day at a time. I have recently started working on time blocking and have added workouts to my evening routine, and I am on week two of a 66 day challenge that centers on creating healthy habits.

There is my plan.

Looks simple.

I hope I do better.

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    Matt, thanks for reading my blog and sending me encouragement. It helped me today, Thursday get back on the chair.
    379 days ago
    emoticon Sounds like a great plan!!! I too am an introvert and very comfortable in my box. Thanks for sharing!!! I too find execution being my biggest hurdle. emoticon emoticon
    380 days ago
    Matt, we Warriors are going to keep each other accountable during this challenge. Every day counts so plan each one out and make sure you follow through. Don't look back after each day is over, just keep building on what you have accomplished. Perhaps a brief blog each day just to prove to yourself that you have done what you set out to do when the day started. emoticon
    380 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    We can do it.
    382 days ago
    You got this
    383 days ago
    We have some things in common. We both like Doctor Who. We both live in Illinois. We're both on the Warriors. We're both introverts. I care whether you lose weight or not. (Mostly I care about whether you are healthy or not!) I need to lose a lot of weight and I am diabetic and have high blood pressure. If you lose weight, you'll inspire me to do the same. I plan on losing weight and hopefully inspiring you to do the same.

    I have been on SP for years and years and have just given up when my motivation was lacking. I have a new focus now. When my motivation starts to drop, my discipline is going to take over.

    We are going to have a GREAT challenge!

    384 days ago
    Hi Matt! I'm in the Weight Warriors with you and I struggle with execution (I need an axe emogi!!) of my plans as well! This challenge feels different. I am ready. It's a mental battle for me.

    384 days ago
    As a part of the warrior team, I care if you lose weight. If that is really really what you want, then I care and I can help push you and make you accountable . Your plan is good, simple is best. I have changed my mentality to get stronger and more physically fit and eat healthier/cleaner, rather than lose weight because my numbers fluctuate so much and then I start feeling down. Being part of a group or just one person can help you execute your plan. Good luck Matt! Just make a plan and stick to it, don't even think about the exercise just do it. I follow a YouTube channel that has a 4 week workout plan for st and cardio combined. Every day is different and all I have to do is hit play and it's done. On those days you just don't wanna, promise yourself to start with just 10 minutes and you can stop, but most likely you won't want to!
    384 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    Hi, Matt, You are a bit ahead of me in terms of consistency, but I am on the same path. Thanks for sharing!
    385 days ago
  • VHAYES04
    I’m on 2 teams; Black Panthers and Runners, Walkers and Joggers! Good luck to your team!!
    385 days ago
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