What happens when life gets in the way of your success; when best laid plans become compromised and you start to feel unable to fulfil your goal?
Life has got in the way of my Blogging that’s for sure! But here’s how I’ve been getting on.
My main message has been: Don’t Stress Plan for Success.
I have been stressing a little about my writing this Post but I just had to delay it.
So what excitement have I been up to and have I kept on target?
Well first of all my boundaries for success this last week were changed. I knew they would.
I have had a couple of days away in Oxford for my birthday and straight back into a 24/7 experience looking after, for the first time, my 13 month old granddaughter for 3 days. Now, Bed and Breakfast folks are here and I am also trying to get ready for my October holiday to Malta ( in 2 days!) which also involves getting the house ready for House Sitters. (and husband is feeling poorly as of today!)
So when this kind of thing happens to you-Don’t Stress, Plan for Success. Get back on target as soon as you can and Be Kind to Yourself for goodness sake!
- Get into your routine as soon as you can.
- Have a plan in order.
- Have a good quantity of food in.
- Enjoy the sense of achievement and all the pleasure you will feel with your successes.
I have been really busy but I did have a two and a half weeks start of getting into a routine of eating and exercising in a much healthier way. So when my excuses/glitches/life happened I felt comfortable and confident that I would get back into my best routine as soon as possible.
What did I do well over the week?
- I made good enough food choices during my Birthday fun.
Being a martyr is not the best plan. It’s tedious and bores the pants of others!
- I was cool about being away and expecting no weight loss this week. As it was I gained a couple of pounds. (When I eat too many carbs I retain fluid – I certainly don’t lose any weight).
- I felt confident that I can manage this new regime in the future and get back on plan when I can.( that’s after Malta. I hope that not too much damage happens there.)
I am in control. I can choose to succeed or choose to say ‘Buggar it’.
What did I let slide for whatever excuse?
- I was unable to eat between 6pm and 7pm. It has crept up to 8pm BUT I still ate lovely food and made reasonable choices.
- I drank some wine and celebrated.
- I shared a cake with my husband at coffee time in the mornings when in Oxford. Crime of the Year!! NOT!
- I do however seem to be still having a glass of wine a night again. Huh!
My excuse about the wine!
Well had a lovely, lovely time with my granddaughter. Herb was a great help too and shared tasks but it was Full On and a little glass was a reward. (this time though I did not help myself to bits of cheese or have abigger plates of food).
- Getting ready for Malta which is just 4 days after having Ava? And the excuse seems to be – I will be doing it when I am away for a week on holiday so why stop now?
What I do believe is that I have broken the rigidity because life and some excuses have got in the way . But I also believe that I will get totally back on track when I come back.
Why do I believe I will get back of track after my holidays?
Well it seems simple at the moment.
I have enjoyed my success.
I want this!
I have enjoyed lovely food and Herb is loving it too.
The book I am following is Joe Wicks Book- Lean in 15. It’s very good.
My clothes are fitting better.
What can you do to keep Momentum?
Have a good think about your planning so that you can keep on track as best you can.
I run Workshops on Beating Self Sabotage. Keeping Momentum is key, as is having a strong sense of success.
An air of Confidence grows when you have success. It feels bloody good! Those around you notice.
Here is a little Visualisation Audio to help you keep Momentum.
Motivation to help when life gets in the way. Weight Loss Challenges.
So until my next post after a holiday in Malta!
Cheerio for now.
Susan Cowe Miller – Hampshire-EFT – Holistic practitioner
Author: Survive and Thrive after Trauma
Areas of expertise: Divorce Trauma. Fertility and Parenting Stress. Self-Sabotage.