Thursday, February 07, 2013
When I started this, I would hardly walk anywhere and definitely wouldn't do a daily morning walk. I would be eating mindlessly during the day and especially at night when I sat down for the evening.
This week I realized that I don't feel the need for an evening snack most of the time. Even when my husband offers something or sits down to eat a late night snack, I don't usually want anything. I might have a passing craving, but I wait it out for five minutes and am able to get past it.
I can easily pass up most sweets the kids try to share with me. I rarely get them for the kids anyhow, but when I do give them some, they're nice enough to try to share. I am fortunate that they don't usually pick the things I want to have shared with me and it makes it easier to pass up. It also teaches them the gracious "no thank you" part of life, that you can be polite when passing up something offered to you.
I find that I miss my morning walks on the days it's way too cold to be outside. I haven't been getting them in the last couple of weeks because of the near single digit temps, but today in the 20's I managed it again. I feel so much calmer after a walk and enjoy seeing the things going on in the park. Today was the girl's gym class trying to ski and snowshoe while chit chatting, gotta love watching teenagers. I also enjoy seeing the different tracks in the snow, there were two different dog prints, several different boot tracks and one that had the chains on the boots for better traction. There's always something different in the park daily and it's usually very quiet in the morning (except on the days this gym class shows up).
So this means that eventually those things you are having a hard time with now may just turn into the things you find easy as time goes on. Old habits are replaced with new ones because you've worked so hard at making sure that you stop doing the old ones and keep doing the new ones.