A Little Bit at a Time

One of Flylady’s concepts has been on my mind the last couple of days. This concept was something that I, a procrastinating perfectionist, had never considered applicable to my homemaking, which was usually all-or-nothing. In fact, it had never crossed my mind. Of course, I’m talking about breaking up large, daunting tasks into 15-minute chunks of time.

Now that we’ve utilized this 15-minute concept over the last several months, I’ve seen how it holds true in many other facets of life. And I’m thinking of the idea that a little bit of effort over time can yield BIG results. Lately, I’ve been thinking about how the general idea applies to my Body Clutter challenges. This can be good and not-so-good.

First, the good. I Jazzercise and do the Leslie Sansone Walk the Walk DVDs every week, and I started realizing that, sometimes, I am not working to my full capacity. It’s not that I’m especially tired or injured or anything, I’m just not really lifting my knees very high or stretching my arms very far. I’m not making the most out of the time I’m spending exercising. When I began observing the people at Jazzercise and on the Walk the Walk DVDs who appear the most fit, I noticed that they seem to put that extra little bit of effort into each movement. They lift their knees a little higher, they stretch their arms a little more. These little extra movements and effort obviously have a cumulative effect. So, I’ve been putting a little more effort into each of my workouts and I think that I am benefiting.

Second, the not-so-good. Since I’ve rid myself of any Body Clutter and want to keep it that way, I am always aware of what I am eating. I have noticed how easy it is to snitch that extra bite. A snitched bite doesn’t “count,” right? But, a little extra bite, here and there, over time, cumulatively does count.

Thanks to Flylady, I’m seeing how little bits can cumulatively add up, both for good and not-so-good.



3 Responses to “A Little Bit at a Time”

  1. Joey Says:

    Interesting thoughts. thanks for sharing your ideas. Your “deep.” :).

  2. Kim Says:

    Leslie Sansone is great! Keep up the hard work. It can be tough sometimes, but her DVD’s are so motivating.

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