Step... Step... baby steps....
Friday, September 18, 2009
As a professional yo-yo dieter so many times in the past, I've always made the mistake of looking at the 'BIG PICTURE' or 'MOUNTAIN' instead of breaking my goal down into smaller more managagle steps. I realize that taking one step at a time is a better way to reach my goals
I feel less like the cat in the picture and now pushing myself to limits that I thought I would never accomplish, one step at a time. I am a Biggest Loser Junkie and watching Jillian, as a trainer, push the contestants beyond what they think they can accomplish has motivated me. Now when I take a walk outside or on the treadmill when I feel like stopping I ask myself if I can just go a little further and then when I feel I can't go any further I push just a little more only to find that I can do it.
I'm also finding that I am doing this challenge with myself in other areas that I've been afraid to conquer in the past. Recently our chimney stack needed to be painted with the new color that we had painted our house this summer. I wanted hubby to get up and paint it, but, he had other 'honey do' chores to do, so I climbed up the ladder and got up on the roof and painted the chimney. Sound like no big deal... right??? Well it was a big deal to me, I am afraid of heights, and just climbing that ladder my knees were shaking and I was petrified that I could not even make it up to the roof much less stay up there and paint. I was the same way coming back down when my job was done, but, I did it.
When I drive up to or away from the house I look at that chimney and realize that I challenged myself and pushed further than I ever have with a fear and am proud of my accomplishment. Now on to my goal of getting this weight loss under control by taking baby steps.