Here’s the thing!
I struggle with committing to health and fitness daily routines.
Now you would think given my prior cancer diagnosis that I would be all over health and fitness like ants over a dropped lollipop, but I am an erratic ant who is completely sporadic when it comes to sticking to well-being rituals (See what I did there? Sticking? Ants like sticky stuff? Never mind).
This is not to say that I don’t look after myself, that I don’t move my body, that I don’t get enough restful sleep or that I don’t fuel my body with healthier food choices.
I just don’t manage to do all the above over the course of a day every day consistently.
Most days I’m okay with whatever I manage to achieve because I’m all for not placing unrealistic expectations on my little ant self that may set me up for failure. Setting your-self up for failure by striving for perfectionistic outcomes only invites guilt, shame and the “I’m not good enough” monsters to take up residence in your head.
And let’s face it; those bad-mannered monsters leave one hell of a mess to clean up in there.
I do feel that I am capable of a little more self-expectation without necessarily setting myself up for failure. I think I’m ready to shift things up a gear whilst remaining true to my value of being kind to myself.
I was all like “Yeah, I can do that… in fact I want to do that!” So I signed myself up.
Then I had a little panic attack!
After the palpitations and clammy sweats subsided I declared that a little extra commitment and accountability certainly will not be fatal. I can manage this. I may even enjoy it. There are only three things Carly asks to integrate into your day:
- Getting 30 minutes of exercise
- Getting enough sleep (aiming for 8 hours)
- Eating 5 cups of vegetables each day
Is this an unrealistic expectation for me? No, it’s not. I feel it’s quite achievable to work into my over all day. So I’m going to give it a crack!
Why not click on over to Carly’s page and sign up? It can’t hurt right?
The challenge starts Monday and Carly will guide us through with emails, a facebook group, posting via snapchat (carly.jacobs) and there is even a printable sticker chart for progress! She’s thought of everything to help keep us supported and focused!
If you want to follow my progress I’ll be posting on Instagram at Sandra Kelly What Lies Within using the hashtag #gettingmyshittogetherwithsmaggle (long tag I know – try thinking up a hashtag that’s not already in use – almost impossible).
I’ll also be over at Sandra Kelly What Lies Within facebook page so come on over and like my page.
I’ll report back here after the two week challenge and give you the run down on how I went.
Nothing like public accountability yeah?
Now has anyone seen my walking shoes?
Gah… forget those… I’ve just realised I’ve committed to spending time in my kitchen… COOKING!
That sounds like all kinds of fun Carly (sarcastically laughs with disapproving undertones whilst eye rolling)!
Tell me – How are you with health and fitness commitments?
Has public accountability worked for you?
Anyone else freaked out by snapchat?