Hello there =)
We are six days into the Walk Ten Thousand 30 Day Challenge and I have yet to surpass 6000 steps in a day let alone 10,000… Heck, I barely made it over 5000 on my best day. Here I am, trying to inspire and motivate others to achieve these 30 Day Challenges on G+ and FB and I can’t even do it. I should just give up…
On a phone call with my mom Tuesday night, I choked back tears as I told her how things just weren’t going the way I wanted. I wasn’t meeting my steps goals. I put back on all the weight that I lost last spring. I didn’t like my workout routine anymore… I just can’t achieve what I want to. She reminded me that I have a good head on my shoulders and I am good at creating a plans for success.
Then the words of a fellow blogger Jessica of Sips of Sanity filled my head: I’m just going to try again.
Try again. Yes, yes you can do that. That’s what life is, a series of tries and fails and more tries. What turns a try into a success is determination with a splash of positive attitude. I found my determination after that phone call with my mom and it ignited a little bit of positive attitude.
I started my 30 Day Challenges to improve upon myself. They served a good purpose but I think I have been using them a way to make me feel better rather than BE better. I need to be more purposeful about achieving my goals. And a lingering one has been getting back to my pre-Crohn’s medication weight, for good.
The first step was to rejoin Weight Watchers, which I did on Wednesday. It’s a good program. Sure getting in 10,000 steps and drinking more water are improvements but I need discipline and structure. I only quit because I wanted to eat cinnamon rolls 2 times a week but didn’t have the points to ;) Join me on Weight Watchers; the names SarahCelebrates ;)
I’m still working on my Walk Ten Thousand a day… I’ll do it. But once I feel comfortable in my own skin again I’ll be unstoppable!
What’s holding you back from trying again?