January 14th, 2010
by Scott Tousignant · Filed Under: Fat Loss Motivation
Have you been following through with your daily fitness goals? I noticed that a few people who posted their daily goals on Tuesday didn’t check in on Wednesday to let us know if they’ve followed through. I’ll give you another day and then I’m going to be on you like flies on manure to make sure that you are achieving those goals and taking one step closer to your larger goals.
If you don’t know the drill here it is; First state your long term goal so you are reminded of what you are aiming for. Next let us know if you achieved your daily goals from yesterday. Follow that up with what you want to achieve today. And then let us know if there’s anything that we can do to help you in your journey.
Scott’s Long Term Goal: Ripped 6 pack abs by April 1st
I followed through with all of my daily goals from yesterday and am extremely proud of myself for doing so. The most important one was avoiding the beer in the dressing room after my hockey game last night.
For the past few years I’ve been the only one in the dressing room who didn’t drink beer after hockey. I was very proud of that fact and didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything. For some reason this year I decided to “Live a Little” as some people say. (That’s a post for another day). This season it’s been common for me to have 3-5 beers after a game like everyone else. Well it certainly took a toll on me. My body does not handle alcohol very well at all. It makes it way too easy for me to store fat and incredibly difficult to put on muscle. I’d say it has a pretty big impact on my testosterone.
Anyhow, I made a good step last week by only having one after the game and last night I didn’t have any at all. I feel great about that. It wasn’t easy considering that I blocked a shot with the toe of my skate causing it to crack, cave in, and jam my big toe and a few others. I’m in a great deal of pain today and find it difficult to walk. If there ever was a night where I wanted to ‘numb the pain’ with beer, it was last night.
I’m sure glad that I didn’t go that route and obviously it’s not necessary. I came home, iced it, and cuddled on the couch with Angie instead. You know how us guys are… we’re big sucks So Ang had to deal with my pitty party
I can’t believe that I nearly forgot to follow through with another one of my goals which was the deep breathing exercises. I forgot it on Tuesday and was set and determined not to forget yesterday. The plan was to do it before bed. Well with the throbbing foot I got distracted.
I was laying in bed and thinking about today’s post and the people who didn’t check in yesterday and was thinking of how proud I was of myself for achieving my goals for the day when I remembered that I had forgot to do the breathing exercises.
That’s when Marylin’s voice popped in my head. She called me out yesterday because I didn’t follow through with that goal and she knows how important it is to me. I wasn’t going to let that happen again.
So I spent the next 10 minutes relaxing and doing the deep breathing exercises. It took my mind off my foot and really relaxed me. It’s amazing how you can actually feel the oxygen rush go to your brain when you perform exercises like this and you are very relaxed.
I believe that most of us are shallow breathers and don’t realize the impact that this has on our body. That’s why it’s such a big part of my long term goals this year and beyond.
My experience last night demonstrates the power of accountability. I could actually visualize what Marylin would write to me today and I really didn’t want to get called out two days in a row for not achieving one of my daily goals.
Take advantage of this opportunity no matter how uncomfortable it may seem to share your goals publicly. We’re here to support you in this ongoing journey of health and fitness. Together we can all achieve incredible things.
It’s time for you to check in. What’s been going on with you? Are you achieving your daily goals? What are you focused on achieving today? How can we best help you in your journey? Take the time to share your answers in the comment box below and experience the power of public accountability.
Keeping It Real,