Tuesday, April 15, 2008

W3/D2 & A New Word!

I've got a new word / motto if you will. As you know, I'm always big on the word Perseverance, and I still think it's a very important word to have and use in your vocabulary of life. But today my friends I have a new one, a word that ups the ante: Diligence *cue chorus "Ahhhh"*

1. constant and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; persistent exertion of body or mind.
2. Law. the degree of care and caution required by the circumstances of a person.
3. Obsolete. care; caution.

I mean think about it. It's one thing to have perseverance in life and to keep trying and keep going, but if you add to that thought, diligence, then you're putting in that extra effort as you keep going along. Constant and Earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken; Persistent exertion of body or mind...Hello!!! Isn't that what we're doing here? Isn't it better to be diligent in what you do, instead of just floating through life? I mean if we all just floated along, we'd soon end up looking like a bunch of billowy clouds...lol...and who wants to be all round, lumpy and bumpy of figure?

A great example of Diligence are my two ladies Val & Rose who are staying ever diligent on The Memorial Day Challenge. Both have a goal and are using diligence to get there. Day in and day out they are constantly making choices that will help them accomplish in earnest what they are trying to accomplish...and you know there's a whole lot of exertion of body and mind going on there. They're the very definition of diligence...and I know they will continue to persevere at being diligent. LOL...ok, that last bit was a bit much, but I know they will, even if I do write dorky blogs...and I did get my point across.

So now for ME to be ever diligent in all that I do:

Eating was authorized, but once again a bit late in the evening for my taste, and I really had way to much protein I feel. I woke up and all the chicken I had eaten last night was still in my stomach, or at least that's how it felt. I will instead eat earlier and get my work-outs in at night on top of my lunchtime work-outs. And I must, I must, I must go to bed earlier...I'm just not feeling rested and it's really starting to effect me. Don't worry, I'm still eating my authorized meals, exercising, drinking my water, and taking my vitamins, but it's starting to get harder by the day the longer I go without proper sleep. So I will be diligent and get that much needed rest and schedule my work-outs and my dinners earlier... more importantly, I will stick to that schedule!

Ok, I'm off to my next meal of the day...make it a Great One!



Cory Drake said...

go get 'em girlie!!

Rose said...

Diligence, great word, better concept.

I think we're all diligent or at least trying to be! We're only getting better at it.

What you said on my blog really got me thinking. You're right and thank you!

Go to bed early young lady!
Have a great day!

fortissimezzo said...

that was inspiring to go pick up my score and keep learning my role.

thanks hon!

dietbook said...

LOVE the word! Diligence is a great watchword and something I am too often lacking. This challenge is probably the best motivation I've ever had to make it into a hardcore daily habit. :-)

I think you are doing beautifully and honestly, getting the rest you need is probably the only piece of the puzzle that hasn't slotted neatly into place. I'm glad you're going to make that a priority, when it's possible, of course! I'll bet it makes all the difference. It's hard to be diligent and persevere when you're tired! :-) Get lots of lovely rest and keep kicking butt. We've got six more weeks and I can't even imagine how much we're going to accomplish!