I was at a meeting this week, hearing from the candidates for the leadership position at Aurora Central (my alma mater). Something one of the candidates said has been a little bit tacky (sticky kind) in my craw this week. Aurora Central is in need of a few quick wins…
Truth. Don’t we all need a few quick wins? Especially in those moments when it seems like the finish line is not only a million miles away, but that every stinking mile is uphill?
In my last blog I mentioned my tenacity for some of my more “sexy” for lack of better word commitments. I also mentioned that I’ve not been so kind to myself in word or deed for the commitments that I’ve made to myself. This week I thought I’d share some of my quick wins for the week.
I spent last Sunday in major food prep mode. I made enough breakfast food to keep me the whole week. I made my lunches for three of the five days of the week last week, and given my track record of being a habitual luncher outer — that was pretty big. I did a pretty decent job with the self talk too… That — is an area that needs almost constant attention. The minute you slack, your self talk rears its ugly head and BAM! I went to dinner with my husband on Wednesday night and didn’t bet myself up over whatever food choice it was I made.
This Sunday… food prep round two. Do what works and is easy to replicate. I also just finished my trip to the rec center. 45 minutes of walking/walking fast/slow jog. Super. Hard. I’ll take it though, and file it under quick win number 32 give or take. I could have made a different choice — oh say watch Titanic (again) just because it’s on all weekend long. Or… go get the pedicure that I really wanted to get, or the eyebrow wax, or color. I made the choice that I probably least wanted to, but am most grateful for.
Time to make dinner — and hammer out the rest of a proposal I need to pitch tomorrow.
~Wish me luck!