I missed my workshop yesterday, just couldn’t get there. Sometimes things happen and plans need to change. Life happens. Or your husband needs the car at the same time as you need to go to your workshop, so of course you let your husband take the car.
And I missed my workshop.
In the past when I missed a workshop, I skipped the week. That was my workshop and if I couldn’t get there then I would just decide to go the next week. Well…..
Skipping a week did not usually go well for me. Skipping the week usually gave me a mindset of skipping everything. I would then go off-track, not just the day I missed, but the next day and the next and before I knew it, the week was gone and all plans to make it a GREAT two weeks had long flown out the window.
And these past couple of years I missed more workshops than I made it too. Another sign of how things were going for me.
I heard from another member of WW that this time she was not giving up, because she knew what that felt like and this time she wanted to see what would happen if she didn’t give up. WOW! She inspired me and others when she shared this in a workshop.
I committed when I started this blog and when I bought that monthly pass, to go to my weekly weigh-in and weekly workshop. And I committed to myself to keep going until I was back at goal and then to keep going in order to stay at goal. I know what NOT going looks like and feels like and I know what going feels and looks like, which I would much rather feel!
So, I went this morning. I couldn’t go yesterday but I could go today. A different mindset is taking over.
To see change, to reach goals and to be successful, I HAVE to do something different than I was doing. As my leader/coach said many years ago in a workshop—“If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you always got!” So, do something different. Get the results you want by not giving up, by not quitting.
And today, instead of doing what I have done often in the past when I missed my workshop, I went to a workshop. Changing what I do. Doing something different. Taking care of me!
I went to a workshop!
I showed up! I stepped on the scale and had a loss of 1.4 lbs!! Woohoo!! And that was after a week where I did not track every day. Where I wasn’t perfect. And I still saw success. Proof that this journey does not need to be perfect to be effective! I just had to change something, just one thing, and I did that by doing those three things this past week instead of eating my stress. Doing something different. Changing what I do.
Now imagine what would happen if I really tracked this week! Hmmm….. I think there is some accountability here and that is the one thing I will work on this week (as I continue to do my three things instead of eating that stress). One thing at a time. One change at a time. One step at a time.
Doing something different will get me where I want to go!