Thursday, June 03, 2010
I'm so glad to read other Sparker's blogs and how they are doing well. It may be as small as resisting a temptation or as big as losing 5 lbs that week. Either way it is all contributed to making one decision at a time. That is what I am learning. It's hard for me to say, "I'm going to cut out blizzards from DQ" or "I will get up early 3 times a week to go on a walk before work". What is getting easier is taking it one step at a time. When my alarm goes off that i set early, I have to make the decision to either push snooze, or get up and go for a walk. Lately I have been doing good at making the positive decision to get up. I may be half asleep while I walk, but I always feel good that I make that decision. And those small decisions are and will be turning into new habits! Healthy habits that I didn't think I could push myself to do... the awesome thing is that it doesn't feel like I'm pushing myself, it's a positive decision that I want to make!! I've been working on resisting too much sweet stuff aka extra bad calories. I take it one decision at a time. The other night after I did water aerobics I wanted a blizzard, but i knew that if I gave in, I'd ruin all those calories I just burned... so I made the decision to go home and make a fresh strawberry smoothie instead and got in another serving of fruit! Awesome!!! This morning I was feeling kind of crappy from a conversation I had with my husband. I really wanted a carmel frappe from mcdonalds. I couldn't resist that temptation and got one. BUT!! -> I made the decision to include that into my calories (even though they weren't good calories) for breakfast. So instead of eating more, I ate different than normal so that I would stay in my calorie range. It just makes sense! So... My motto for this month is "One Decision at a Time"!!! Love It!!!