Your Challenge Today:
Promises and Hopes
By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC
Unless commitment is made,
there are only promises and hopes…
but no plans.
~ Peter Drucker
A goal without a plan is just a wish, and so it is true of any project without a commitment. Promises and hopes are a good beginning point, and they must be followed up with a commitment, plans, and action to be realized and achieved.
Let’s say you are engaged in a conversation with your spouse about vacation planning, and you throw out the idea of creating a travel wish list, a great place to begin. Step one complete …. we have a list of options, wishes, and desires. Now, we have to move to step 2 – doing the research, asking questions, reading, consulting travel agents, looking at the work schedule, pinning down the best time for travel to each place and the best time to travel taking into consideration work commitments. Great, step 2 complete! Now, we are moving to step 3 – researching the necessary travel requirements, flights, hotels, visas, activities, etc.
OK, we have collected a host of necessary information to ensure that we can efficiently plan, now it’s time to commit ~ are you ready? My mom would say ~ put your money where your mouth is and put up or shut up. Promises are empty without commitment and action. It doesn’t matter what the agreement is about; it matters how you follow up the contract, what comes next?
- Where are you with your commitments?
- How are you doing with your Living Fit Lifestyle?
- What’s happening with your current 28-day challenge goals?
How do you support yourself or sabotage yourself with your actions?
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i over-commit myself. i am too much of a people pleaser and make offers (promises) i regret almost immediately. sometimes i feel like Sally Fields=you really DO like me! i need to commit to myself, work on myself, please myself. then, i can be there for others.
My biggest self sabatoge is eating a small amount of unsanctioned food or drink after I put my score in. It’s not like I’m trying to get over, but I guess I make excuses to myself, rationalizations, denials. I really need to work on closing my mouth after dinner ! That’s the part that’s messing me up.
However, I’m still proud of myself for making sure I eat lots more fruits and vegtables than I’m used to eating on a daily basis.
i eat after dinner as well. i’m still hungry. i think i don’t eat enough during the day? or, do i stay up too late (11pm)? i tend to nibble every couple of hours. it helps me to know i’m not alone, struggling with this part of the eating plan. when i am doing well i’ll drink herbal tea or water instead of eating. maybe we can help each other?
My biggest self sabotage is probably commitment. I always seem to start a good path or habit and then start to get results from it. At that moment I tend to relax back into my old ways. So the key for me is to stay the course and renew commitment during the process.
I would say my biggest self sabatoge these days is not following through drinking my 2 liters of water. The other plan I need to get better at following through on is sleep time. I tell myself I’m going to get to get to sleep earlier and then I get online or find some other distraction. Then without enough sleep I don’t feel as well for my workout. So Sleep is really a commitment I need improve.