What causes this?
Sunday, February 03, 2013
I am an analyst. What that means is that I am always looking at what is happening and trying to figure out the underlying reasons why something is, or is not happening. Often you can change something short-term, but still have to figure out the root cause in order to stop it from happening in the first place.
Well, it's true for health and weight-loss also. When we chose a quick-fix diet or exercise program, we can often get those short-term fixes. However, there still needs to be an underlying solution for the problem to go away for good. What is the root cause of the problems? Why am I repeating the behaviors that don't work? How can I make the behaviors that get the results that I want most natural and enjoyable?
As a result, I am thinking about my thinking. Why do I think it's ok to overeat at the end of the day? Why are do junky foods seem so much more appealing later in the day? What really works for making good choices all day every day, including special occassions?
Why is exercise a "have to do" instead of a "want to do"?
What about my feelings? How do I use my feelings to strengthen my thinking, instead of being at cross-purposes?
Why do I find tracking so dreary, even when I am doing the right things?