I haven’t been keeping close track of my May Bootcamp goals and again I really only completed about 50% of the goals I set. Most of my major goals have not gotten the attention they require.
One change I am making for June is creating my own Bootcamp goal and I think this is a positive step that will help me focus better. And there are some things I have planned in May that should come to fruition soon. I try to balance the fun things I do with the real work required in those “challenging” goals, but I am going to be harder on myself to try and get those more difficult goals completed. 12 months ago
It helped a lot with an overall since of being in control. 12 months ago
I chose to focus on my eating during May, in support of my goal to lose 10 pounds. During the month of May, I lost about 5 pounds. Now, I have only 2 pounds left to reach my goal!
The things that I did in May to help were as follows:
- I tracked my food as best I could using MyFitnessPal.
- I developed some meals that work for reaching my calorie goals.
- I got a ton of walking exercise, and started tracking this with my FitBit, which I got on May 13. LOVE IT! 12 months ago
Finished this Bootcamp with one simple thought: “Do it now, then let it go”. There are times for planning and strategizing and thinking and reflecting but in the last week of May I realized that there was a time to do things as well and I have not been very active in doing. But I found that when I stopped planning and procrastinating and actually moved with action and purpose, things happened. When I quit contemplating the “ifs” at work and became more assertive, I got the position I wanted (for now) and the raise for me and two of my staff. When I quit looking at a problem from every angle and just grabbed a hold of it, I resolved it relatively quickly. When I quit imagining intimacies and romance and took action… I got the positions I wanted there, too.
I had not expected this to be a month of great progress because keeping it simple seemed like it was not going to yield many results. A few important and neglected things would be attended to, but the next month I’d be back at it again, dealing with larger issues and grander schemes. What I found was that by letting go, I got more results. By narrowing my focus, I made room for greater accomplishments. By looking past the complexities, what I thought was hard and unmanageable was much simpler.
You put water on a plant, it grows. You put too much water on it, it drowns. It wasn’t necessary for me to always batter my way against the opposition. Sometimes just a few well aimed strokes caused the opposition to crumble. Again, I got better results when I took action, then released the sense of expectation. That is the main thing I will take away from this month’s bootcamp. 12 months ago
- run (didn’t happen)
- go to the sauna (no, it is a sauna outside full time)
go to aerobics classes
- get a full body massage (it has to be this month)
meet with friends (did it a lot)
travel a bit (went for two very short trips, one to Hungary and one to the Seychelles)
eat good food (very well done)
stretch12 months ago
My mantra for May was to just…
Let it go.
Whether it’s a mental mothball or dusty possessions. Less is more. It sounds easier in theory than practice, but I’ve made a lot of progress and it’s getting easier. 12 months ago