Don't let your 'pity party' last too long!
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Have you ever gone to a function (picnic, listening to a speaker etc..) and it lasted too long? It can be fun at first but then it becomes a drag and you are constantly looking at your clock.....wondering when will this be over. Well I have been at my pity party long enough. I guess that is why we have to constantly look at goals and re-focus and re-affirmed what we are trying to achieve. I know that I will have more pity parties in the future.....but I do not want them to drag out too long. I have to remember that everything has a beginning point and an end point. So the pity party may began, but I want realize that it will end too.
I also found out that for me it is best not to declare what I will never do, because sometimes we slip back into our old habits. The best thing for me to say is “that I am going to try to blah, blah, blah, instead of I will never, because when I do slip backwards or fall off the bandwagon I feel like a fool. I said in my journal that I was done eating ice cream, well guess what... I ate some more ice cream. So it would have been better to say…“ I am going to try to cut back on eating ice cream”. There are no absolutes in life for me and if I keep trying to cut back maybe one day I will be able to have a better handle on certain foods and achieve my goals. I also found out that the longer I miss exercising the harder it is to get started back exercising again. I am going to try not to let one day slip to two weeks. I have to keep on trying and trying and tying.