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Two Stars and a Wish 兩個星星 & 一個願望

Updated: Feb 25, 2019



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Last week, I shared with you the start of a "100 Days of Health" challenge I recently joined with other women in Taipei. The purpose of the challenge is to identify aims for well-being, set out plans of action, and cheer each other on to reach these goals. Now, setting health goals in and of itself can already be challenging. Many of us have a long list of things we wish we could change about our bodies, bad habits we wish we could kick, and physical feats we wish we could perform. It’s hard to whittle down the list to just a few manageable objectives.


Even after choosing our goals and getting started, it can be can confusing to know how to measure our progress and success. Sure, if the goal is simply to shed kilograms, seeing the numbers on the scale go down can be considered a “win.” But does this really give a complete picture of the methods and the sustainability of adapting a healthier lifestyle?


The moderator of the "100 Days of Health" group encouraged us to share “two stars and one wish” at the end of our first 5 day check-in with the other members. She asked us to think about two areas in which we felt we did well over the week and one area we hope to improve on. I really loved looking at the week in this way. As a kid, I can remember hanging star charts on the fridge and the feeling of accomplishment I got upon seeing a completed row of flashy star stickers. These charts seemed to reward consistency and effort over time more than the final result.


I’ll admit, gifting myself a shiny gold box of Godiva chocolates might not have exactly been a “gold star” health moment of last week, however, giving myself credit for victories, such as the additional time I spent in the kitchen cooking healthy meals, feels more productive than honing in on my shortcomings. Looking at areas for improvement as "wishes" also means seeing where I missed the mark as opportunities for refocusing on what I want to achieve, instead of as failures.


Whatever your idea of success is, the road is sure to have many ups and downs. Remember to give yourself plenty of stars along the way!


Keep moving! xx, Katie

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上個禮拜我告訴了你們關於[100天健康計劃],這個計劃的目的是找到怎麼更健康的方法以及團員們的互相支持。選擇要進步的地方有一點難,因為可能在身材上有很多不滿意的部分,或是有不好的習慣等等。


決定目標以後也很難知道成功後是什麼樣子,比如說,你想要減肥,體重計不會告訴你你是不是更健康了。這個禮拜社團的版主請我們分享“兩顆星及一個希望”,兩顆星的意思是兩件自己覺得做得好的事,一個希望代表要再改善的地方。我喜歡這個想法,因為成功不只是一個結果,它也是努力的過程。上個禮拜雖然我買給自己巧克力,可是也達到一個星期做兩次健康餐的目標。如果我們只看做不好的地方,那我們就不會享受到成功的感覺。所以如果自己有做得好的地方,給自己一點獎勵是很重要的。


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愛你的 Katie



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