Dealing with Setbacks

This article speaks directly to what I’ve been dealing with lately, namely how do I deal with what I want to achieve, versus what I have actually been doing to achieve those goals?  I find I have been pushing the daily experience of life away.  I haven’t been able to be with how my body is, or the way my old habits reasserted themselves.  This has spilled over into not being able to be with the people around me … how they are, and how they aren’t.

I have decided to tackle this with baby steps.  I am focusing on one habit at a time, and being patient to watch the changes grow.

The Athletic Mind, Part 1: The Role of Perception in Athletics | Breaking Muscle

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It’s all an adventure, by John Aske

It’s all an adventure, by John Aske.

I have been resisting where I am at in my life, and wishing I was somewhere else, with a different body, and different habits.  I need to start out with where I am and allow that in, first.

Note To Self…

It is so tempting to move the goal post closer. Instead, why not keep the length of the playing field the same, and condition yourself to reach the original goal?

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How to Talk to Your Kids About Their Eating Habits: Very Carefully

I wish I had this approach when at ten years old I was told I was getting too fat, and needed to start watching what I ate. I have body image issues and struggles around food that are a part of my daily existence. Perhaps we could create a world where we can find a way to create new behaviors and results instead of desperately trying to avoid perceived “negative” outcomes.

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Weight is never an easy subject, but it can be especially dicey when parents broach the issue of eating habits and weight with their teens.

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The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination, by Peter Bregman

The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination, by Peter Bregman.

This is so true!  Why do many of us overeat?  To keep from feeling what’s really going on in our lives.  What happens when we put off doing a workout?  We drag out dread and anticipation, when we could power through it, pay attention to our bodies WHILE working out, and savor the amazing feelings we have when we’re done.  Don’t just take my word for it … this is a great article!

Working out together, we find the will to keep on going | Pacific NW | The Seattle Times

Working out together, we find the will to keep on going | Pacific NW | The Seattle Times.

I had to post a link to this article, since this is exactly what Mentoring Movement is out to create.  It’s easier to create the habit of exercise, and fully internalize that you are a “fit person” and an “active person” when you have the support of a community.  We are creating that support … person by person … so that those starting out get the opportunity to get the support they need.

Thank you Maureen O’Hagan and the Seattle Times for a great article on what we’re about!