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Okay, so a friend of mine posted something rather profound on Facebook the other day...

"You don't have to change your attitude in order to change your actions. You change your actions and your attitude will slowly change."

To which someone commented they had heard it phrased as "Act as if until you become."

 

Which breaks down to "Fake It Till You Make It..."

 

I do not have to love getting out of bed to work out...I just have to DO it!

 

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Making excuses is not going to get me to my goal, working at it, even when I don't really want to at that time, is going to get me to my goal.

 

So, goals this round:

1. Lose weight - I want to lose 20 lbs by my birthday (which is the Saturday after the challenge ends) 8 weeks away...I did say want, but we're going to give it a shot...

  •   I already eat >95% Paleo...for the next 8 weeks there will be no cheats, I have a bad habit of taking a mile when given an inch.
  •   I've started doing yoga when I get home, not sure why it took me so long to start doing this but it needs to continue...
  •   I feel better when I get up and work out, I've found a kettlebell routine that needs to happen 3 days a week (no idea why this took so long either...), cardio (elliptical till the chiropractor says otherwise) the other 3, will rest on one day, probably Sunday but we will see...I have 2 or 3 5k's coming up as well.
  •   Need to do better at getting enough water, I drink plenty of coffee and green tea, but I notice a difference if I don't drink water

2. Work on course - Homework, each lesson has about 6-8 assignments, need to do one a night every night.

3. I need to continue leaving work on time so I have opportunity to do this without stressing myself out more than I am...

 

That's it, going to keep it fairly simple until school is done...the usual inappropriate comments and blatant flirting will still be here, of course...

 

Leaving you with this thought because it's a good thing to keep in mind ;)

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Hi there! I hope you don't mind if I follow along this time. :) 

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Hi there! I hope you don't mind if I follow along this time. :)

Not at all!!

 

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J/K, No meds around here...I'd refuse to take them anyway...

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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*noms on crayons*

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I can vouch for this. I faked having confidence, pretended I was one of those 'work out people', and that I was a sexual dynamo. It's all almost come true.

...almost.

Please don't make me blast you out here...you're awesome, just own it! ;)

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Tagging so I don't lose track of you this challenge.

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great challenge - have you seen this? I think it makes a lot of sense

http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are?language=en

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You don't have to like it, you just gotta do it

Eventually, you'll end up liking it. That, or it'll be a habit so you won't mind whether you like it or not

I used to use that all the time.  Great stuff. I remember a lot of it before even clicking 'play'.

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Tagging so I don't lose track of you this challenge.

Following <3 :D

Woo-hoo, welcome, same rule about the crayons applies ;)

 

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awwwwwwww...this is just too damn much cute before coffee...

 

great challenge - have you seen this? I think it makes a lot of sense

http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are?language=en

Thank you, I'll finish it when I get home :)

 

You don't have to like it, you just gotta do it

 

Eventually, you'll end up liking it. That, or it'll be a habit so you won't mind whether you like it or not

That's kinda what I'm going for...it used to be...and I want to know who's been listening to the voices in my head? Because the beginning of that was strangely familiar ;)

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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great challenge - have you seen this? I think it makes a lot of sense

http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are?language=en

This, was worth watching! Thank you for sharing!

 

 

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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You keep saying there's too much cute before coffee. Don't you always have coffee?

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You keep saying there's too much cute before coffee. Don't you always have coffee?

I get up, I work out, I cook breakfast, I check my phone while cooking and drinking coffee

Guess I should change it to too much cute before enough coffee...;)

And I've actually started drinking green tea in the evening :D

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Growth happens when you care more about the well being of your future self than the comfort of your present self!

"Pass on what you have learned. Strength, mastery. But weakness, folly, failure also. Yes, failure most of all. The greatest teacher, failure is." -Yoda

 

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And I've actually started drinking green tea in the evening :D

 

I've found a nice cranberry flavoured green tea that I'm enjoying most nights, and for those nights I crave something sweet I have a maple infused white tea that smells heavenly.

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whoa whoa whoa whoa. MAPLE is not at all what my eyeballs read

cause "nipple infused tea" makes soooo much sense

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