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It's okay to not give it our all

Thursday, July 02, 2020

I belong to the 2020 Summer 5% Challenge. Here's what is written in our challenge theme (in part):


Our Living the Good Life (LTGL) theme – We will continue with our Self-care. It is any activity that you do deliberately in order to take care of your well-being in four key dimensions – your emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual health. It is the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health. You will take an active role in protecting your own well-being and happiness, during this period of stress. We all will be proactive, adaptive, positive, inspired, and we will be supportive teammates.

Be proud of where you are now, this is the right place to be today! Remember every winner was once a beginner. Be kind to yourself. This is no time to be a perfectionist. You are on your way to your goal and sometimes the road is bumpy. Accept most of the time you get it right. Cheer your successes big and small.

I have a goal sheet set up,,,, of doing at least 8000 steps a day and 2 veggies. This is a goal, not a demand. Why not a "demand"? Life happens. Many know that this point and it's very likely temporary I'm not feeling up to my normal. Not feeling well,, hmmm does that mean I'd not try to hit my goal? No, not at all, but it also means as the above, I need to adapt to what my body is feeling especially when it's a really hard, hard day. Yesterday was, today not as much. My mouth nasty and super painful yesterday plus the gut stuff. Today it's a little easier.

Here's how my goals went yesterday:

Daily 8000 steps: 7262 is NOT BAD!! Yes, I COULD of pressed it since I was so close, but my body was saying "Hmm NO!" By NOT pressing it I have benefited. Today I have more energy. Yesterday I had to check with my Dr to make sure I'm NOT contagious, there's still a chance, but it's not likely. The mouth stuff is most likely connected to the gut stuff (tests on Weds) so today I have my GGS. LOL He gets me laughing so HARD!! Foolish little thing. He's down for a nap at this time.

Daily at least 2 freggies: I did 1 and that was a struggle, so emoticon emoticon JOB for getting in that 1 freggie!! I'm so pleased with that!! WHY??? I mean I DIDN'T HIT MY GOAL and honestly I COULD OF, but I choose to NOT do so. So Why a emoticon ? Because I made the effort I really did not want to. SO YES!!! emoticon

If I had chosen to NOT have a freggie guess what? That's OKAY TOO!!! Goals are not demands.


Rereading this and think of your own circumstances:
Be proud of where you are now, this is the right place to be today! Remember every winner was once a beginner. Be kind to yourself. This is no time to be a perfectionist. You are on your way to your goal and sometimes the road is bumpy. Accept most of the time you get it right. Cheer your successes big and small.

emoticon emoticon I did what my body, mind, emotions could handle. Loving that I didn't push myself, because today I Have so MUCH MORE energy. Now surely those 800 steps more would NOT exhausted me (I was doubled over in pain) but mentally I just needed to curl up and take care of myself. Same with the other freggie, I COULD of eaten it, but I wanted to be kind to myself (FOr those reading my blog who aren't aware of it, I DO NOT CARE AT ALL For Freggies (FRuit/vEGGIES AT ALL so the 2 a day goal is a good one for me)

Today since I took care of myself yesterday I'm already at 6000 steps as of 4:30 PM and I DO have my GGS so we will go out for a walk as the sun starts to set. He LOVES that I do too. Likely I'll get in my steps. The Freggies? Its possible, I am going to make a meatloaf which is going to be FULL of veggies. Though I a not feeling well, it's not as bad as yesterday. I'm being careful as we can see I WILL NOT Press myself beyond where I should.

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