These promises I will work on and try to achieve twenty-seven days out of thirty. I will tell you how I did each day. Succeeding is important and so is acknowledging failure and the reasons for it in achieving our ultimate goal. Through working to achieve daily goals we will learn what works for us, and we will discover what doesn’t work.
My first promise is to plan ahead what I will eat each day. I will buy, prepare, and make sure I have what I need to accomplish a yes for this promise. And I will tell you how I got through each day.
My second promise is I will make time to exercise every day. This promise may not be realistic right now because I injured my back and I am not supposed to exercise yet. I can walk if I can and only until I start to have pain. With that said, I am going to try to walk every day. Instead measuring by distance, I am going to measure by time. In other words, if I walk five minutes before I have pain today, and tomorrow I can walk ten minutes, and the day after three minutes, I will make note. My goal is to ultimately be able to walk comfortably for thirty to forty-five minutes. I will count it as a yes day if I walk and track time. It won’t count unless I am walking with purpose; I am not going to count if I walk down the hallway at my office or to and from the parking lot. I will only count my time when I am walking for the purpose of building my exercise capabilities.
My third promise is to make time every day to focus on my goals, meditate, pray, and do something nice for myself. I think it is important to make time to reflect and nourish our inner being, our souls, and be grateful for our blessings. Peace of mind is very important to me. I think when we work to ground ourselves and check in to our deeper needs we feed the subconscious parts of us that will only make the conscience parts of our lives more workable and more likely to be favorable.
Let me know what your promises are and how you are doing. What struggles did you face with keeping your promises and how did you work it out. Journal about it, as I will do through my blogs.
Until we meet again, this is Linda Misleh Wagner, Future Former Fatty.
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