Wednesday, May 14, 2008

do you set yourself up

for success or for failure?

That goal setting interview I listened to a few days ago is still a bit in my brain. And I was reading some blogs about the challenges we're facing (at least here in canada) with the long weekend. And just the wording of some of them let me know that they wouldn't be successful. Why?

They said things like "this is gonna be the hardest time to stay on track but i'll try anyway" or something like that. So they're already anticipating that they won't be able to do it. Blah blah positive thinking I know. But seriously. If you don't even believe you'll be able to do it, of course you won't.

Personal example: All last summer I assumed i'd have a loss on friday. I usually did to varying degrees. I was gonna be mad if I didn't, not suprised if I did. Lately, it's been the other way, and I haven't been losing at all.

So I know I'm facing some challenges with getting my exercise and eating all on track this week when I'm busy with shower stuff. And there's no question in my mind that the house will be clean. I definately will clean the bathroom and mop the floor and have the veggies cut up. But I question whether or not I'll workout. I'll "try" to do both, but which do you think is more likely to happen? mm-hmm.

So that interview I listened to talked about that a bit, like you have to believe in yourself. But what do you do when you don't believe in yourself? You can't just make your subconscious do something. Well they said if you can't BELIEVE, then just don't DISBELIEVE. Basically I took that to mean, look at things and instead of "I'll try", say "You know, it just might happen..." If you know what I mean. Go in with that slightly different attitude if you can see it. The kind that you'd have secretly when you enter a contest or race or something and even though you act all cool to your friends, you think you've really got a chance and wouldn't that be cool and so on.

So that's how I'm gonna try looking at this weekend. And I encourage you, if you think this weekend will be hard or something, to suspend disbelief, maybe it was your blog I read that inspired this hmmm?

4 comments:

MaryFran said...

Believing in yourself is VERY important. Equally important is actually being able to recognize the successes that you have during this journey. I've had a difficult time with that. And usually my weight stalls until I realize it!

CaRoLyN said...

I'm almost positive that it WAS my blog that inspired this post! haha.
You're absolutely right....I agree! We should have a more can-do attitude when it comes to fending off the weekend splurges. We've done it before right? So what makes this weekend so different? Nothing really. So what if there is an extra day thrown on there. If we were all heading to work on Monday, we'd be right back on track right? And we wouldn't be splurging on Sunday night either. So here I go, into my weekend with a plan. A plan I know I can follow.

Thanks for the attitude adjustment. I'm off to plan my points out for the weekend!

Shannon said...

i read somewhere or heard it that you shouldn't be surprised if you lose or gain. you should know when you get on that scale for wi if you lost or gained. you know what you did throughout the week and the scale with reflect this.

Shannon said...

i read somewhere or heard it that you shouldn't be surprised if you lose or gain. you should know when you get on that scale for wi if you lost or gained. you know what you did throughout the week and the scale with reflect this.