my #supersummer goals

You know I love a good challenge.

And I am especially excited to be a part of this one.

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Cassie (at Back to Her Roots) and I (at Committed Coaching) are joining forces for the Super Summer Challenge. She has made incredible printables. I am providing (free and paid) coaching services along the way. Life is good. (Have you read my goal-setting post over at her blog today?)

As much as I love developing challenges, I can’t ever seem to step away and not participate. So I thought I’d share my goal worksheets with you. I’ve left spots blank because I hope that I’ll get inspired by what I see other people post.

First: Mind Points.

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There are a lot of things in the 10- and 25-point columns that I just want to make habit: making my bed, calling my mom, keeping my area neat. But the more points the task is worth, the more motivation I need to actually do it. The 50- and 75-point tasks are all about self-care. Budgeting, podcasts for fun, taking risks, taking a nap. The 100- and 500-point tasks are things that really take commitment. Online classes, finishing books, taking a road trip, making an extra credit card payment. The higher the reward, the more work or the farther outside of my comfort zone.

Next: Body Points.

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These follow a similar structure. 10- and 25-point tasks are habits that I want to truly cultivate as daily habits. And then they get progressively riskier and challenging as they go along.

And I really like the tasks on the side that count for both categories. Packing meals are better for my body and my budget. Taking a walk or a hike with Nathan is good for my fitness and my spirit.

Are you joining the Super Summer Challenge? Are you working on your goals? Post to Twitter or Instagram with the #supersummer hashtag so we can challenge each other!

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so much awesome. so much.

Today is a big day. Yesterday was a big day. There is a big day coming.

I’m also up and writing at 5am, so please forgive me if this doesn’t flow. It is early, but I’ve got to get this info out to you NOW. That’s how excited I am.

First, the big day coming? My littlest brother is having a baby. Well, his wife, not him exactly. She was due earlier in the week. We are just waiting on the word to hop in our car and start the 10-hour drive to Kansas. Just waiting. And it is killing me!

Yesterday was a huge day for Committed Coaching. First, Cassie at Back to Her Roots announced the details of the Super Summer Challenge and – surprise! – there is a lot of Committed Coaching in there! The (free!) printables are beautiful. The peer accountability is going to be awesome. I’m offering a 15% discount for accountability services for anyone playing along with the challenge. And I am super-duper stoked to get to meet everyone.

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Cassie’s last challenge really resonated with me and gave me a ton of momentum with developing my business. I guess I realize the impact a challenge like this can have because I was there. I was so stinking proud of completing the By the Numbers 2 Challenge.

Also, my Coaching Website – Committed Coaching – got a whole new look yesterday! I’m really digging the feel of weebly. And I owe a HUGE thanks to Jaemie for getting the domain switch stuff all worked out. When she emailed me, “You just have to do this with the DNS and the specs on the rotor gurtur” I was just like, um, no. (And she didn’t really say all of that, there’s a reference to my favorite movie in there.) She was amazing and fast and gracious.

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Now, a little excitement that has more to do with you than me! Sorta, in a roundabout way.

I fell in adoration with Danielle LaPorte when I read Fire Starter Sessions. So when I heard about The Desire Map, I got really really excited. And when I bought it, I had to fight between devouring it and savoring it. The Desire Map helped me figure out who I want to be in a very concrete way. By defining how I want to feel, I have created a decision filter that I can apply to any decision. My hand-dandy printable is right there on the inside front page of my beloved Erin Condren planner. And I truly use it all of the time.

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I have brought my Core Desired Feelings into my prayers, my meditations, and they calm me down when I’m panicky over a situation or choice. I’m thinking of revisiting this book in a mini-weekend retreat of my own before marathon training starts (because I want community in there somewhere), and that thought excites me. Every Friday, I do my weekly refocus worksheet. I just cannot say enough about this program. I paid the full price, and am completely and totally content.

Today is Danielle LaPorte’s birthday and she is running a Pay-What-You-Can special for the Desire Map. It is only available through midnight PST tonight. It is only for the electronic version + bonuses, no the actual book. (And, to be honest, I printed up the workbook to have in a binder because I refused to write in the book itself.)

So I covered everything, right? Niece/Nephew watch. Super Summer Challenge. Website revamp. Desire Map. Check! Now I can mark this off my calendar and get ready to start my day for real. I’m kinda digging this 5am wakeup.

If you have any questions about any of this, leave me a comment. Have a fantastic weekend, friends!

no judgement (and maybe an earworm)

When I ended up chatting with Catherine Just, the one thing I took away was self-judgement. I do it. A lot.

This isn’t good enough. I’m not working hard enough. I’m doing x and y, but I just can’t get z right. So all is see is z. Even if x and y are perfect (and right now, I’m LOVING things that are happening in x and y), I judge myself for z.

I hung up from my session and really started thinking about z. Z = my weight. I’m not where I was. I’m not where I want to be. My friend Tina talked to me about grace the other day. About how we can only expect to be able to handle so much on our plates. There truly are only so many hours in a day. And I totally believe that. I do need to extend some grace. Not grace about where I’m going, but about where I’ve been. How I got to where I am.

How did I get here? How did I get to at least 20 pounds (probably closer to 25) from my lowest weight last fall? I got busy. That’s it. I stopped taking time to grocery shop, prep food, and cook. I got too busy to take the time to talk myself out of scones and chicken nuggets from Chic-Fil-A. I got too busy to put myself first.

And, strangely enough, that is what I’m asking my clients to do this month. To accept themselves where they are and try to be better. To put themselves first.

Touche, Krissie. Touche.

I know that a shame spiral isn’t going to help things at all. So I’m pulling myself out of it.

I am who I am. Today. I am the size that I am. Today. Just because I don’t want to stay here doesn’t mean that I’m not amazing and deserving and a rockstar right in this very moment. Not at all.

I am not in denial any longer. I have a few items of clothing that fit the Krissie of today. And that is what I will wear. Yes, I don’t have the variety, but I refuse to wear anything that is uncomfortable. I’m too cool for that. I value myself too much for that.

I also know that I need to take the extra effort to be kind to myself. When I am kind to myself, I will make better food choices. I know this. I am not motivated by guilt. I am motivated by recognizing good and wanting to be better. So I went to Lululemon this weekend and bought new running gear. That fits. Yes, it was a splurge, but it makes me feel good. I also dropped a small fortune on lingerie. And I bought this heavenly lemon creme lotion. And I got a pedicure with Kelly.

Excessive? Probably. Necessary? Without a doubt. Because if I want to feel better, I need to be better. And if I want to be better, I need to feel better.

How’s that for circular thinking?

So today, I’m thinking, feeling, and wanting better. And trusting that this will lead me back to motivation.

(And now I’m singing “Love Will Lead You Back” by Taylor Dane. You’re welcome.)