Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I have tried to change my lifestyle to be more healthy for many years- probably about 10
and I am only 23.. I am only now becoming familiar with the patterns that keep developing and
the reasons my progress stops. I go into funks, that I dont get out of for at least a year!!
I don't really notice, I have difficulty starting but I make progress with tracking my calories,
changing my eating habits, and creating new habits - like a better sleeping pattern, and creating time for exercise. I feel really proud of myself, and although it is challenging I make head way because I am putting all of my energy and commitment into these changes!
Then I start feeling annoyed and stressed about the changes, it gets harder and harder to
keep going and maybe I "cheat" a little. Like having some unhealthy snacks, eating empty or unbalanced calories instead of a healthy meal, really going crazy on the weekends with baking and most of all skipping workouts.
At first there is some excuse, like I am really tired, or I am in a bad mood (angry, sad depressed etc), "everyone needs a day of rest" or my partner will see me work out, or it is cold or rainy outside, or I am too busy today. And the worst is when I am sick for a few days. It is so easy to let my calories go sky high, and drop my exercise routine all together after a few days of not following any plan.
Then before I know it I stop thinking of my plan and carry on not even remembering my goals.
That's why I love that quote "A year from now you'll wish you had of started today". It is so true!