Week 6 has been unremarkable.
OK so that sounds a bit crap.
It’s not and here is why.
I’m about to tell you why every programme or diet or plan you’ve ever tried and not completed has gone wrong.
Because nobody, and I mean nobody, does 8, 12, 16, 24, 52 weeks with no bad days or slip ups or missed workouts, unplanned meals, tasks not quite done at 100%.
What we are all prone to doing however is starting things with very good intentions and because we’ve paid for this we are going to do it perfectly and become a new person.
Have you ever seen that clip in the comedy Miranda where she tasks about being the type of person to jog, power walk to work, eat fruit and home baked muffins? I mean if you haven’t do you even have a sense of humour? I digress however- this is the type of optimism you start any new plan with. Then life happens (as I’ve said many times before) and you have that bad day / week and feel like you have failed so quit – that programme is clearly not for you… or it’s the wrong time…or you’re rubbish.
I’ve done this, like I’m not pretending I’m the exception here.
Now though I’m a bit different, I’ve approached this differently.
I knew that I wouldn’t be ‘on it’ for 8 weeks. I thought about maybe starting at a different time but at no point would I have 8 weeks to be ‘on it’, so I just started.
This week, much like the last six I’ve been ok. I’d say I’ve done most of the workouts, eaten ok 805 of the time and done the mindset tasks throughout around 80% of the time. Some days I have done things I’ve planned, some days I’ve not at all and some days I’ve kind of done them.
I’ve not transformed myself into a different person.
I have established a few more habits that I’m happy with – and when I say established, I mean started to establish- like they aren’t 100% embedded yet but habits take time and sometimes you slip as you work to set things in place.
So this week has been unremarkable- I have no amazing lightbulb moment to share.
I’m still working through the programme though, I’m happy with my progress, and I’m happy this progress is going to be longer lasting than any dramatic quick fix would be.