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Moving Beyond The Feeling: Those Hidden Killer Stairs!!!

Hidden Killer Stairs in La Mesa CA

I almost procrastinated this morning to walk the Hidden Stairs in La Mesa. I woke up a few times early morning at 6am and 6:30, but the feeling of staying in my bed was more gratifying at the time. I didn’t want to get out of my comfort zone. But something within me told me that I better get up…I didn’t want to disappoint myself and then in turn be a liar since I said I would be there. I got up, brushed my hair back, washed my face, brushed my teeth and threw on my exercise clothes  and workout shoes. I jumped in the car, and away I flew. Of course, I waited till the last minute to figure out where these hidden stairs are located…but with the GPS, I made it.

Walking up and down those stairs was a great idea for me since I do want to get in shape. The Sirus Team in San Diego headed by Nasara Gargonnu met at 7am and started up those stairs at 7:15am. I am sure they warmed up first…Here I come at 7:30am thinking that they just started. When I started walking some had already been on their second walk up the stairs.

I went up three times, and not with the vigor that I wanted to. My mind had walked up and down those stairs ten times, but that first time up had me out of breath, knees buckling and legs tight since I did not stretch before hand. I went down and thought, I am done!. But no no no! Nasara wasn’t having it! He said come on! The Fitness Slave driver from Hell! So, couldn’t like not do it again…I was so out of breath, and almost cried because I reflected back on when my late-father was walking with me to the store and we had only passed five homes and he was gasping for air, breathing hard and could barely make it. I couldn’t understand why?

So, I realized that I am my father all over again, and that I have to keep my heart strong, breathing controlled and just do it. I have to be consistent and I have to understand that this procrastination thing is not something I want to play around with anymore; especially when it comes to my health.

So I went up for the second time and thought I was done, but OH NO! Nasara saw me trying to sit down, leave, not do anymore and then he had this great idea of giving my a partner (Quinn Tigerfang Lacey) to go up for the third time. Quinn, would not take no for an answer, and he kept telling me to come on every time I tried to stop.

Well Well, I hated it…I hate being pushed and I wanted to go my own pace, stop, and sit down. Thanks to Quinn, he encouraged me the rest of the way, and I made it!!

So now, I know I will be back and hope to go up and down four times at the next Stair Walk.

All I know is that WE must push beyond feelings, push beyond our comfort zone, and be consistent!! On to better health and the sky is the limit!!!

Sirus Fitness and The Hidden Killer Stairs Group Picture

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In The Mind of A Procrastinator Journal: Post #3

I have a false sense of accomplishment every week when I am doing my homework assignments for school.  I have been getting the work done, but I feel that it has been substandard as I continue to put off what I could do today.  I always have enough time to do the assignment for class, but I wait until I have a short amount of time to accomplish the task at hand.  I didn’t know why I continued to do this until I read this fascinating article that I think would be most helpful to those, like myself, who tend to procrastinate regardless of the situation.  I realized that even when I procrastinate on an assignment, I still receive a good grade, and I am therefore being rewarded for my lack of doing the assignment with the relaxation of lots of time.

I don’t want to do too much writing for this post, but I want you as the reader to read this article from CalPoly, Procrastination-Study Skills.  I believe this will be most helpful to those that need to recover from the psychological disease of procrastination.

Please let me know what you think.  I hope that this could be an open discussion.

My name is Yvette Porter Moore, and I am a Recovering Procrastinator.

In The Mind of A Procrastinator Journal: Post #2

Time really does go fast when you are a procrastinator.  I had time for everything, and had no time for anything!  My question to myself is, “Did I not really have enough time to get everything done, or did I not prioritize what needed to be done?

My publisher at FreedomInk sent me a message a few weeks ago that I keep on my white board in my room.  She stated that she asks herself these two questions:

1. Does This really need to be done?

2.  Can I delegate this?

If all questions answer with a no, then it gets written on a priority list.  We must learn to delegate tasks to others so that we can free up our time to get to the top priority of  things on our ‘To Do Lists’.

I want this not to be my sounding board, but I am hoping to get you to interact with me and tell me what you do to take advantage of the time you have.

In The Mind of A Procrastinator Journal: Post #1

It has been a few days since I posted to my blog.  Since January 3rd, I have been trying to check off some long over due tasks on my To Do List.  I have been pretty successful, but I still seem to have the tendency to procrastinate.

I have three major things that I must get done, but I continue to put them off.   It doesn’t make me feel good and I feel like a slave to my “I don’t feel like doing it right now.”  How do I get around it?  I am not sitting at home not doing anything.  I always have things to do, and I always or at least most of the time do quite a bit.  Sometimes I think it is because I am not prioritizing correctly, or it is because I will do it tomorrow.

Those three things that I must do tomorrow are:

  1.  Fill out Child Support Papers regarding my daughter and turn into the Dept. of Child Support Services.
  2.  Help son with his Visitation and Child Custody Papers and mail to him, so he can file with State of AZ.
  3. Complete Power Point Presentation for Saturday, January 14, 2012 re: Blogging Your Family History.
     I will not allow anything to get in the way of me doing these three things.  I put it in my mind and convince myself that tomorrow is my paperwork day.  Will I let Facebook and my other online distractions get in the way?  I might.  I know I will check my FB in the morning, but I am going to have to be disciplined and not waste my minutes away.

I will check back with everyone on my next Journal post and let you know how it goes.  I believe the accountability will be most helpful.

I received a response to my last post about doing a 12-Step Program with Procrastination.  I think that this will be doable.   I am not sure exactly how I am going to do the 12 Step Program, but I am thinking I will do one step-a-month.  I am hoping to get some responses, suggestions, and possibly guest bloggers to help with this process.  So, as we all know, the 1st Step for any 12 Step Program, is to admit that one has a problem.  So today publicly, I am admitting that I have a problem with procrastination.

I am not an expert in how to overcome procrastination, as I am recovering from Procrastination.  It is my hope that my sharing will help others and allow others to look at the reasons why they procrastinate and find ways to overcome.

First Post: Procrastination No More

Welcome into my world of Procrastination No More!

Procrastination is my #1 enemy, and beginning today (not tomorrow), I am stomping the old girl out!  Come inside the mind of a recovering procrastinator.  Procrastination has stopped me and slowed me down from many of the things I could have accomplished.

I war with Procrastination!  It feels like sometimes I have a war inside of myself.  It is if the elements of desire, perfectionism, and my mind & body do not work together.  It is an internal conflict and therefore I keep putting things off until tomorrow, or until I have a crises situation.  I don’t begin to move until I have no choice because I am in crisis!  When I am in Crisis mode, my work is not A+ like it should be. It is clear to me that I can do my projects even better if I had started earlier and had given myself more time.

I am not sure how many of you procrastinate, but I hope that what I write over the next 52 weeks, encourages you to overcome your tendency to procrastinate.

So until tomorrow, See you on my journey!!