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Friday, September 24, 2010

Project Post-It

Hey Bloggies,

Still here going STRONG!  It seems my motivation is slowly making it's way back.  Although when you hit rock bottom, there really isn't anywhere else to go but up!

One of the main reasons I'm so motivated right now is cause my good friend Polly inspired me with one of the simplest but most motivating items: post-its!


Yup! Post-its... Polly is reading a book right now (you Sparkpeople should recognize it) and she shared a part of the book with me that talked about how the author got started exercising.
"So one of the first things the author did was he decided that he needed to work out at least 10 min every day - his corporate life was killing him with fast food lunches - etc.. So one day he mentioned that he had worked out 50 days in a row - he was so proud - every time he felt like sleeping in he said "no Chris you're on a streak!" So he told others at work and one very heavy set lady joked about how she sat 50 days on the couch. But one day she put a post it note up with a large 1 on the outside of her cubicle. He asked he was it was and she very smartly replied "I worked out today!" "
Simple right?!

I get that this might not work for all people, but I'm super competitive - even with myself - so welcome to Project Post-it!  Keeping track of how many days I've worked out in a row (including one rest day a week) is awesome cause I'm in a competition with myself... restarting at post-it #1 means I lost.  So far I'm on day 7 and even though that doesn't seem like a lot, it is considering I'm coming from a once-a-week-and-only-once-a-week exercise program (LAME).

So for now... it's safe to say I'm back fighting my body to get healthy again!

P.S.
Check out Polly's vision board made with custom post-it areas... genius and super AWESOME!

7 comments:

Annalisa201 said...

Genius. I love the "Only drink socially" too because I am a "Have a beer with dinner... then another cuz it tastes good... then another cuz I'm almost feeling tipsy, and then I'll have fun laughing at nothing" Anyway, shouldn't really share that, but hey, I can't help but be honest. Congrats Annie. Welcome back!!!

Continuous Changes said...

Awesome, annie! i think i am going to start doing this also! so glad you are back and going strong! :)

Kate said...

Hi Annie,

I just came across your blog through a friend's P90X blog. I see you do the Shred? I'm post-partum with a 6 mos. old and about 20-25 more pounds to lose. DOing the Shred too and some Muay Thai kickboxing. Happy I found your blog! Will be back to read more!

Melissa said...

Glad you got your mojo back, LOL!!

Katie said...

Love the post it idea! And the vision board, I need a only drink socially one too : -0

Annalisa201 said...

Awwwww, aren't you doing Gag? :(

That's okay.
We're doing a vision board as the first challenge, sort of like yours here. I am so excited! Love ya!

Annalisa201 said...

How's it going Annie? Missing you.

Weekend minutes challenge?