Your Challenge Today:
Focus on your ‘doing’….
By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC
Success is a journey, not a destination.
The doing is often more important than the outcome.
~ Arthur Ashe
As we are beginning this Living Fit Lifestyle Game ~ we all have some areas of our lives that we would like to boost!
Our productivity, our relationships, our organizational skills, our fun factor, our ability to relax, sleep, cook ~ whatever it is ~ now is the time!
Embarking on your personal journey, challenging yourself to learn something new ~ is far more important than the actual outcome. You will definitely have up days and down days … you (we) are NOT perfect nor should you ever expect to be. This journey is like learning to dance with yourself, two steps forward, a turn and sometimes back ~ and that’s OK.
- Learning new habits is a process that takes time.
- Developing new skills takes time.
- Creating a new experience in our lives takes time.
- Finding that perfect house, job or mate ~ takes time.
- Sculpting our perfect body ~ takes time.
It is vitally important that we embark on this journey with clearly defined goals
— 12 Weeks — what can you realistically accomplish in 10 weeks?
Here is a perfect example of – not realistic – and what are you going to do about it?
I have a client that I have worked with for years ~ we frequently would have these regular conversations about “how come I am on the “b” list?” I want to workout at 7:00 not 6:00. 6:00 is the time that nobody wants and I want on the A list….
OK, let’s examine this –
First – I don’t have that time available to offer you for a regular appointment.
Second – You have to take the kids to school at 7:20, how are you going to be in the gym and take the kids to school at the same time?
Third – After you take the kids to school, you have to go to the office and work, you do have a job, right?
So, what’s the answer to the question? You really only have 6:00 to workout, that really fits your schedule and mine – so it’s actually a win!
What change in perspective do you need to make
that will facilitate your successful journey?
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I have been writing a lot about finding time and energy to exercise. I have recently made a career change and three days a week I am the librarian in an elementary school, I see 13 classes a week, teach, circulate the books, do the shelving, shift the collection (that’s a workout for your upper body BTW). Its a surprisingly active job. Who’d have thought being a librarian was exhausting! I leave for work at 6:45AM and don’t get back until after 4. But even before I leave, I am getting one of my kids going for his day. So those days are very hard to get formal exercise in. But, there are 4 other days a week that I CAN get more intense exercise in. Those are the days I need to focus on.
working on my To-Do list. i want to set aside time each day to work on my list. to make this project realistic i will choose one reasonable project each week. there are items on my list that have been there for years. first i’ll make up the BIG list and then i’ll choose 10 items.
i need to remember to leave time aside to deal with those pesky “unexpected” things that pop up.
I am going to focus on the doing — keeping my commitment to my schedule, cooking, eating, working out…. and then tackle those closets and drawers one weekend at a time…!
Much the same as your example, I want to work out everyday but I work. Sometimes I work late or dont have the energy after work, So that leaves me only one real option – work out before I leave for work. I need to come to terms with the fact that if this is a priority, then I only have one viable option.