3 Things I Did To Get Back To My Goals

So, three weeks ago I began a serious refocus on my personal health. ¬†Specifically, regarding my obsession with food. ¬†Then, I spent a week in Nashville for my son’s graduation followed by 4 additional days serving at a Summer Camp for elementary kids. ¬†Let’s just say that those two environments don’t make it super easy to eat healthy and plan your meals ahead of time.

I ate the best I could for the most part.  I also indulged a little, but feel like I did pretty good.  I was able to refrain from most carbs and sugar, and DID honor my rule of not eating after 7pm.

During those 2 weeks, however, I completely stopped my daily push-up challenge.

In the past, I would have felt like I have failed for two solid weeks and thought, “What’s the sense in picking this back up? Why even try?” ¬†And I would have returned to the former eating habits immediately.

Not this time!

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Here’s what I did when I returned home….

Forgave myself | This is a huge first step. ¬†I need to be able to give myself grace in the low moments in order to excel into new higher moments. ¬†Otherwise, I’ll continue beating myself up over the past failures and crippling future potential successes.

Reviewed my original plan | I looked back to 3 weeks ago. ¬†I looked at how I was able to lose 7.5 lbs in my first week. ¬†That motivation gave me the ‘can do’ attitude to pick up right where I left off. ¬†No worries…no regrets…and only looking forward.

Determined to start again | Like Nike says, ‘Just Do It.’ ¬†Start somewhere, ANYWHERE. ¬†And I did. ¬†I began today with a goal of getting 30 push-ups done. ¬†You know what? ¬†I did 60! ¬†I was also public (once again) online and with my family about my goals. ¬†Putting my goals out there creates powerful accountability for me.

Now, I’m writing this just two days after restarting. ¬†I’m hoping and praying that a week from now I’ll be able to tell you I’ve been able to #WinToday successfully each day with my goals. ¬†And honestly, I’d invite you to ask me exactly that.

How do you bounce back from a day or more of slipping away from your goals?  Or maybe a better question is what do you need to do that you are not doing to get back on course?

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