Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Planning seems to be the real key. I am on day 10 of my new journey and have found it to be going very well so far. I credit my smooth transitions towards a healthy lifestyle to have been easy thus far to the fact that I have planned ahead.
I , like so many others on here am not new to " dieting" or trying to renew a healthy lifestyle. If anything the years of succeeding and failing have made me a bit of an expert on the subject. I am a researcher, I look into everything and know my options well before I choose a path. While in the past I have always had a well thought out plan in place I was never able to maintain it. I have discovered the reason for this. I didn't plan for the unplanned! I didn't plan for what I would do when I'm craving a certain food, lacked motivation, depression, stress, etc...
Its so important to have plans in place for when things are not going so well. For example: when I have a food craving or wanting to eat out of boredom I go for a walk to take my mind off of it. It really does the trick for me. And I have back up plans in place in the event I cant go for a walk. I think the key is to plan ahead for everything and make sure you find things that you enjoy and take the time out to do them.
Above all be optimistic! There is always a silver-lining! You just have to focus on the positive as much as possible and keep moving forward! There is nothing wrong with giving yourself a pep talk each morning to keep yourself motivated, remind yourself why you are making these changes in your life. Know that you are strong enough to get through what ever the day brings. Don't worry about the things you can not control or change in your life instead focus on the things you can. Take everything one day at a time and you will succeed! You are a winner! You did not wake up this morning to fail!