Day 10: Obstacles

Day 10

As with any goal in life, we’ll likely face obstacles in our attempts to accomplish them. They could be physical obstacles like money, time, or qualifications; or they could be mental, like a lack of motivation or knowledge. They could also be emotional, like fear, insecurity, or a lack of support or fear. The best way to increase our chances of overcoming these obstacles is to name them and plan for them.

In this challenge, I’ve already faced two obstacles that have managed to almost derail my progress a few times and successfully led me to failure once; and we’re only midway through week 2. I obviously failed to plan for them ahead of time.

My obstacles:

  1. Losing sight of my goal and forgetting about my steps.
  2. Waiting until the last minute to get my steps in (usually because of obstacle #1 above).

So the question is: how do I work around these to avoid failing again?

These are actually pretty challenging for me because of the whole ADHD thing. I know I have to do better about remembering to take my medication, but medication doesn’t fix everything, so I need to come up with other solutions. The obvious course of action is to set reminders in my phone to go off periodically and remind me to check my current step total and walk. I can also set a daily 6:00 pm deadline for hitting my step goal, to hopefully avoid any future after-dinner distractions. The problem is, I have a tendency to ignore reminders on my phone, but, since I can’t really think of any other options at the moment, I’ll have to go with the reminders and see what happens.

I could also write my daily wrap-up post in the evenings before bed, assuming I hit my step goal by my 6:00 pm target time, but I’m honestly not sure how consistent I can be. Evenings are pretty busy with the husband and kids.

“Speaking” of husband and kids, it’s Sunday and mine want my attention. I have a living room family dance party to join. Have a great Sunday!

Current step count: 868

Current step goal streak: 0 days 
Previous step goal streak: 1 day
Longest step goal streak: 6 days

 

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