Saturday, April 28, 2012
With SparkPeople's Bikini Diet and Spring into Shape Bootcamp, I'm prepped to tackle the rest of my spring with zeal and zest. But when I begin new plans, I often shift into overachieve mode. I remember the beginning of my bulimia, when a simple step toward new habits became a hell of fasting and exercise, eventually leading to bingeing and purging.
How can I stop this? Spears and arrows, of course! Here's my two magnificent weapons:
1. Rainbow eyes. Instead of focusing on the scale, I'll embrace all the colors of this new adventure. The enjoyment of healthy recipes, the curve of a new muscle, the chance to breathe fresh air, the companionship of my teams and hopefully real-life partner (I'm trying to convince her).
2. Irresistible imagination. When I find myself slipping into old thought patterns from self-degragation to "Well, 800 calories a day isn't THAT skimpy," I'll brandish my imagination and cut through the chatter. "How could I think about this differently?" "What would be the most nourishing action I could take this moment?"
I'll keep an eye on myself and let you know how it goes.