This week’s posted is devoted to getting back on track, setting new goals . . .
Week in Review . . . (don’t forget to wish Betty B. and Dan V. a happy bday!!)
First welcome to Julie and Annette, both girls jumped right in like pros! It was great to see people on Labor Day where we used the trails, jumped over logs as obstacles, then paired for windshield wipers. At the same time, we watched a hot air balloon floating just above us. Sandra and Julie tore it up . . . they are definitely ready for the Spartan Race!
Here’s a commentary from PC (Paula Coli) about Thursday’s class: “OMG! Where do I begin….Tabata, Tabata, Stupiada!! My brain still hurts! Who would of thought it’s a major brain workout for the one holding the stop watch!! We all are so lucky to have a wonderful leader as Lisa! She makes all the behind the workout scene look like a breeze, a walk in the park…..Take it from me “It ain’t!” Everyone…well almost everyone with the exception of Joe and Jacob were patient with me as I tried my best. I must say I do deserve a little razzin’ from time to time! We all know what goes around, unfortunately comes around!! Everyone did awesome!! Working so hard during the tabadas, the 210 squats and as if that wasn’t quite enough….the 10 mins of planking toucher!!…If you ask me….It was all STUPID!!…Paula:)”
Essex Starts Tuesday, 9/11
Go to this page to learn about the days and locations (ADL on Tuesday nights and the Aspire Studio on Saturday mornings). Locations & Schedule
Also, the 50 Day Challenge starts 9/17. www.100dayvtchallenge.wordpress.com
Boot Cancer Fitness Challenge & Zombie Run
Boot Cancer (October 7 in St. Albans) is for kids, teens, adults of all ages! Teams or Individual. Raise money for the American Cancer Society. Can’t compete? Join as a volunteer. Email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Website is www.bootcancer.org
Zombie Run (October 20 in Essex), go to http://zombierun.com/
Don’t Quit Poem/Video:
When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest, if you must, but don’t you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about, When he might have won had he stuck it out; Don’t give up though the pace seems slow– You may succeed with another blow.
Often the goal is nearer than, It seems to a faint and faltering man, Often the struggler has given up, When he might have captured the victor’s cup, And he learned too late when the night slipped down, How close he was to the golden crown.
Success is failure turned inside out– The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far, So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit– It’s when things seem worst that you must not quit.– Author unknown
Why Do You Say You Want to Lose Weight But Then Don’t Do It
What to do when your intentions don’t match your actions
Why do we sometimes say we want to achieve a goal and then don’t act on it? I have worked with more patients that I can count who have looked me in the eye and said how much they want to lose weight, but then seem to put in very little effort. Truth is we all do this on one thing or another.
Are we liars? Are we lazy?
Neither is the case. Life is more complicated than that. It’s easy to want, it’s much harder to do. Here are 10 reasons why we want but don’t do:
1. I Don’t Know How To Do This—When you do not move forward on a goal, it may be due to a lack of skills. You might have tried a few things, none of them worked, and then find yourself confused and discouraged. Feel like you don’t know where to begin with weight loss? Check out this post. I also recommend that you find an experienced counselor. You might be surprised to know that many clinical psychologists (like yours truly!) have this expertise and can dig a little deeper into the issues with you. Find a clinical psychologist with training in behavior therapy for weight loss—it may be covered under your mental health insurance too.