Thursday, June 28, 2012
This topic got started in our BLC chat thread lastnight by me posting a vent. Not really a vent but wondering why so many people end up throwing in the towel, not trying as hard, losing motivation and just not giving their ALL like they and I should be. So one of our sweet Bombshells, Ginger posted this awesome reply then added some questions and thoughts..which you will read below.
I didn't plan on making a blog out of this but as I read my answers I was pretty shocked to read I have come when it comes to controlling my old habits. So without further ado - here are the questions and my answers.
So just a few thoughts/questions...
Do you feel guilty taking breaks? I don't really take "breaks" from food. If I want something I have it just in moderation or a healthier version of that food. I can't say I take a break from tracking foods but if I am somewhere that makes tracking difficult then I will not track that moment and track when I have time to sit down and track and/or add foods. I do take breaks from workouts because 1. You are supposed to and 2. I need it to feel normal! HAHA I love working out and used to do it to lose weight, now I do it because it makes me feel better and it's just apart of my routine. I totally don't think of working out as a "chore" like I used to. I love fitness!
Do you do it deliberately, or are your "breaks" actually a loss of self-control? Ibelieve my breaks are deliberate. I don't ever think I lose control. This past weekend I knew was going to be fun and full of fun foods and alchol but I know what to do when I get back. It's not really "knowing what to do" it's just me now. I just jump right back into my new lifestyle.
What do you think you can do to enhance and strengthen your self-control? Not too sure how to answer this one. I know I am not perfect but I think I have a great hold of my self control. It's been a long time since I have binged without planning it and just beacause. I am proud to say that too!
Do your breaks reduce your stress or heighten it (eg, by making you feel guilty instead of purposeful)? I used to feel guilty about not working out 2 days a week because I thought I was not going to lose weight and get to my goal. Now I need breaks to just unwind and spend time with myself or my family.
Feel free to ask yourself these questions and post a blog so we can all lean from eachother!!
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