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2015 Firecrackers Winter 5% Challenge

Saturday, March 07, 2015

The last weigh in for this challenge is today. It's been a great challenge with awesome leaders and members! I've learned a lot about myself and have come to recognize just how bad I allow perfectionism to dictate my path. I didn't allow it to stop me from finishing this challenge!! This is huge for me.

Starting this challenge I weighed 235.5 and here at the end I'm 233.9. I did not make my 5% of 11.76 pound down. I'm not happy with the numbers but that's okay I didn't quit. It is what it is numbers. I also got in more exercise. Yes, I wanted to bring big numbers to help my team land the plane. There's still real life big issues going on and times I honestly just did feel like it. There were many times I would only have a small amount of time and bought into its not the big numbers I want why bother. Thankful after realizing this, I started claiming more of those minutes and habits. I can not allow an all or nothing approach and get the results I want. No wonder I'm not getting the results I want. I allowed myself to stand in my own way many different ways and many different times. I didn't know at the beginning of this challenge it was that BIG of a problem. I just thought it was a problem.

I'm so looking forward to the 5% Spring Challenge.
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon We're going to ROCK this challenge together! ....:::nothing can hold us back from making progress!

    emoticon Progress not perfection - Laura
    2274 days ago
    Not quitting IS the battle! I'm so glad you're going to join the Spring Challenge too! Cheering for you emoticon
    2295 days ago
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    2296 days ago
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    Anything that we can do that makes us more mindful is a plus. I think the challenge made me aware of things I wasn't thinking about and help provide some structure that I needed and definitely made me more mindful! It's been great making some new Sparkfriends and having support on this journey. Glad you are coming back for the Spring challenge, it's going to be GREAT!!!

    Warmly, Nancy
    2297 days ago
    Sounds like you know what you need to do. emoticon
    2297 days ago
    Thanks for your honesty! I, too, didn't bring big numbers to the Winter challenge, but I DID stay faithful. I didn't quit. So...on to spring!
    2297 days ago
  • AMYSPARK2019
    Great blog! I struggle with an "all or nothing" mentality, too. If we keep gong, eventually we will get to our goals.


    2297 days ago
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