I’m NOT going to eat between meals and I’m NOT going to take seconds. And I’m going to walk at least 3 miles, take my fiber supplement & drink 2 liters of water.
New Commitment, Day three
Friday is a special day – For a lot of us, it’s both the end of the work week and the beginning of the weekend. And for me, even though I’m retired from a regular job, my week is structured in that traditional way. I have a Monday-Friday routine with responsibilities that take me out of the house and weekends that don’t.
Thus the title, Milestones and Challenges . . .
While we’re focusing on each day individually it’s important reward ourselves at regular intervals — why not Friday? With Friday, we can check off another week toward our goal — at the point in the week where we’ve probably (thanks to the power of routine) been pretty successful.
The reward doesn’t have to be tangible. I just like to think about another-week-done and that I did pretty well. It’s the calm before the storm of the weekend.
And weekends for me are challenging:
Whatever plans I’ve got (laundry, shopping, reading, cleaning, meeting, watching) — things never seem to work out as I imagine. Also, there are WAY too many opportunities for me to wander into the kitchen and poke around until I find something I don’t need to eat. Sometimes I don’t even realize I’ve done it.
(shaking my head)
I guess that’s my challenge: Think about what I’m doing this weekend.
What’s your challenge this weekend? And are you at a milestone?