Sunday, July 28, 2019

Lead the Shift in Yourself First (Reflection 14)

I just completed my first-round draft of this series. It started back on 0ctober 24 (2018), and at its 9th month as of this writing.

Clarity in my process started last May 22 after several experiments and finishing a coaching program that suits me. Lost 14 pounds and look forward to improving more.

I am at the end of my fifth sprint and will be starting my new documentation round in the next sprint.

The value of putting up and be part of the Self-Leadership: Towards Better Health community, it made me realize that changing ourselves is not easy.

I documented the process I am following, hoping to also help others going through the same, but assuming that I or anyone can just "wing" it is not true.

It is not a one-time pass through. It is an ongoing cycle that requires reflection and learning from past actions.

It made me realize that doing it in my own terms will oftentimes not be enough. I had to continually seek guidance and hear from different people's experience to get me back on track whenever I feel like I am slipping.

At home, I also learned to change my drinking habits that include:
  • Drinking water upon waking up, before eating. and several times a day. This is a big improvement for me as I was hardly drinking water before (1 to 2 times a day).
  • Drinking green tea after dinner (and in the morning when possible).
  • Drink black coffee with stevia (morning or afternoon). 
  • Regular coffee (with cream and sugar) at least once a day during eating hours. This is a treat that I decided to enjoy.
When possible, before breaking a fast, that is where I also my exercise, at least every other day.

I created a playlist showing the workout that I do at least 40 reps each. This includes:

  • Jumping jacks
  • Modified push-up
  • Squat
  • Lunges (both sides)
  • Roll up
  • Knee tuck
  • Leg raise
  • Leg lift

I am looking forward to doing another round of this blog series - starting from reflection 1 to present. Continue documenting my journey.
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