Last week I was off from work and was highly motivated by Spark People. I was posting to message boards, tracking food, fitness was a first, etc. This week I was back to work (teaching summer school) and BOOM! right back to bad habits. Too tired and disappointed with mysel to login, track food, exercise.
I can't say the weight was coming off quickly...but I did feel more confident and alive.
This is quite a dilemma, since most of the time I am working and don't have the luxury of extended days off. What is it they say "21 days to change a habit" that sure isn't going to happen....21 days off in a row
. I obviously feel this is important because I am back on this morning, feeling empowered and ready to go!
So what to do......
Step 1 - I love my new motto "If it is to be, it is up to me", so I am going to post it all over, the fridge, pantry, bathroom mirror, car dashboard, kitchen table, the cover of this iPad and any place else I can think of.
Step 2 - while I have the time I am going to plan every meal through next Thursday ( I have off on Friday)
Step 3 - I am going to change my evening routine to include making my lunch and packing it so it is ready for the morning. It is time to admit I am not a morning person ( I don't think any program is going to change that) and I am usually running behind. The thought that i can make it through the day with no food is ridiculous!
Step 4 - I am going to treat exercise as part of my workday. I am NOT done when I get home until after I finish my routine. Exercise is not a luxury it is a must! Since i am usually home by 3 or 3:30 there should be no excuse. 30 minutes is doable and will extend my committed day to only 4:00.
Step 5 - I am going to LOVE MYSELF no matter what. Feeling like a failure or chastising myself is just not an option anymore. I am going to be 52 years old in 2 weeks. How many years am I going to waste hating myself ...time to get it right...I am beautiful no matter what.
I think that's enough action steps for now. I am going to go post that motto statement and getting planning!