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The same princible applies to maintaining anything

Thursday, January 10, 2013

So the other day I was looking around my room and I saw laundry on a chair. Before deciding that I wanted be more organized and taking steps to do so I was one of those persons who would have clean clothes unfolded for weeks on my bed or whatever surface I chose to put them.

These days as soon as I take my clothes off the line I fold them. I find that this prevents the clothes from being wrinkled, I don't have to feel bad knowing that I should fold the clothes but not doing it and I have more space on my bed.

So back to the other day, clothes on the chair... Sunday i don't feel like folding them, so I left them there, Monday ... I don't feel like folder either. Tuesday I don't feel like folding. Then I realized what I was doing I was slipping up. I was allowing my mood to determine whether or not I maintained that habit and so I decided to fold those clothes even though I didn't feel like and I felt better.

Then I realize that it is the same with weight maintenance. These days I tell myself that I will never stop exercise that will always eat well and I will never allow myself to gain weight, but i realize that I will slip up. In maintaining any good habit there will come a time where you will fall short and don't feel like doing what you know you should do. Prepare for that, because it will happen. the most important thing though is to identify when it is happen. Sometimes you will feel as if you are always starting over, and that you have to always out in way more energy and effort to maintain this habit than persons who these habits come to naturally. But it is important to never stop and even though you don't feel like doing sh*t, do it anyways because you will regret not doing it more than you will regret doing it.
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    You are so right. Thanks for this. I needed to read it today. We will always feel like doing the "fun" stuff but have to work on the "i don't feel like it stuff".

    1869 days ago
  • 12SPOOKY
    Perfect timing for reminding me what is important! emoticon
    1870 days ago
  • AMY-MIMI77
    Celeste, you always manage to tell me what I need to hear
    Thanks for this blog; couldn't have come at a better time
    1870 days ago
    GREAT blog, i really needed that reminder!
    1870 days ago
    Your blog reminds me of a quote I read which helps to keep me motivated

    "Each day we must choose the pain of discipline or the pain of regret" Unknown.

    Great blog!

    1870 days ago
    Boy Celsete, you nailed that one on the head! I have to have a talk with myself and say get out of bed and workout, you know you will kick yourself if you dont! 99% of the time I do it, that one percent your right I had wished I did, thanks for the reminder! You inspire me with how will you are doing on maintaining! You dazzle me all the time!
    1870 days ago
    Great analogy! Thanks for sharing!
    1870 days ago
    Excellent blog. I needed this today!
    1870 days ago
    I totally understand how easy it is to "not feel like it." I often have this mentality. I've recently realized that it doesn't set a good example for my son. This past week i have been pushing myself to work through my not "feeling like it" and just doing stuff to get it done. I have felt so much better seeing things actually getting done. Hopefully, i still have time to reprogram my son to not procrastinate. ;)
    You are so right about this also being about weight control as well. We just have to stay in control and not let the "don't feel like its" take over. :)
    1870 days ago
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