Countdown #9 - Coping Strategies
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
List YOUR reasons/excuses on why YOUR diets and exercise plans have not been well executed in the past. OK that might be too long a list, so give 3 or 4 reasons and for each reason write a strategy that will keep you on track or cope. Let's learn from our past behaviors and make this our best Challenge ever!
Here are mine -
Diet Reason - Don't stick to a routine with meals - will eat out or not prepare a suitable meal. I am busy, get hungry and lose control about what I will eat.
Strategy - Make a weekly meal plan. Take along a suitable snack and drink. Always have a quick meal in the fridge to heat up. Drink V8 juice. Shop for groceries regularly. Think about saving $ by eating at home.
Diet Reason - When I am tired I am more impulsive about what I eat.
Strategy - Always have a quick meal in the fridge to heat up and apple slice for snacks. Drink hot chocolate.
Exercise Reason - Don't stick to a routine with exercise - travel, family obligations, tired, doing something else.
Strategy - Exercise is like 'my job' now. I need to improve my heath so I can continue to lead an active lifestyle. I must do it daily regardless of whatever else I am doing, I need to get stronger.
Exercise Reason - Don't like sticking to a plan, low impulse control?
Strategy - Accept that sometimes it is boring and do it anyway!