When we reflect back on the beginning of the week, it is important to take inventory of our actions – all of them. Hopefully we were able to remain strong and consistent since Monday on our health regiment. If not, that is okay! We need to first pat ourselves on the back for all of our successes and positive actions that we have upheld. Simply pulling your dedicated hiney out of your warm cozy bed on these freezing mornings is reason enough for me to call you a hero. Successes are successes – no matter how big or small! Next, we must, must, must acknowledge the challenges that we have faced. These challenges are not failures – we are human and as such we are faced with challenges in our day-to-day lives – our path to health is no different. When we take inventory of what has happened thus far, we can then analyze what might have impacted us, in both good and bad ways this week. Becoming aware of these actions will allow us to adapt and change for next week.
Next, we mustn’t forget that we still have the rest of today, tomorrow, and Friday before the weekend begins. It is now time to plan ahead for the rest of the workweek. We all know that the weekends can be the most challenging time to stick to our health regiment, so it is crucial to finish the week on a strong note. Maybe try setting some goals for yourself: try pushing yourself a little harder on the treadmill, or refrain from dessert for the rest of the workweek because you know you might indulge a bit on the weekend. Setting a plan for these days is vital to your success. Your plan making does not need to stop here – sit down and create a plan for your weekend as well. This way you will know exactly what to expect of yourself, you can truly hold yourself accountable, and your chances of succeeding will be much greater.
So enjoy this beautiful Wednesday, reflect on what you have already accomplished, forgive yourself for any challenges you might have encountered, pat yourself on the back for your successes, and plan ahead for what is to come. You can do it… I know you can!