Todays assignment (#6 ) is to List My reasons/excuses on why My diets and exercise plans have not been well executed in the past. OK that might be too long a list, so I will give 3 or 4 reasons and for each, write a strategy that will keep me on track for 8 weeks. Let's learn from My past behaviors and make this My best Challenge ever!
*Here I go... Why my diets or exercise plan has not working? That's a good question. Most of reason I can think of right now is... lack of self control or you can say, will power. And my excuses are.., due to lack of family support? And It is so hard for me to resist double chocolate muffins on top of my dinning table (that's for my hubby's so he says..) is staring at me and calling my name begging me to have a bite. I think that's just my delusion. Off corse, muffin will not call my name.. But my delusion seems too strong.
I also need to control my foods portion. Strategy for that would be to learning of how much and what type of foods that Is best for me to eat. I now have few books to study with and got food scale. For my exercise since last September, I've been doing working out diligently. I even feels, doing exercise daily is now a part of my life style. However, one thing I am afraid of..is that I have fear of losing my emotional states. If some life time event occurs, Am I able to continue my work out regiment? How about my healthy eating? I am able to continue? I have looked back on my past, and sure it was some times that I have failed on my healthy eating and my work out plan, due to depressed on something has happened.
So with this experience, what have I learned? I have learned that during my depression period, I was doing binge eating, not loving myself enough to let this happened and huge regret after ward that I have gained so much weight..But now, all I want to do is move forwards and not look back. I don't want to gain anymore weight. I realized now, what I was doing was actually self distraction and demolition. With this experience, I am smarter now and I have self respect and self love that enough to not doing the things I did to destroy myself. I love myself enough to keep me looks good. I must remember this thought deep in me. So I will not repeat the mistake I made in the past. I have strong desire and determination to be healthy and fit.
*Reasons in the past :
#1,) Lack of self control, will power.
#2.) Lack of family supports.
#3.) Lack of self respect, self love.
#4.) Foods choice and portion control.
*Strategy to over come
#1.) Take care my emotional needs, strengthen "my muscle of will power".
#2.) Have talk with hubby, ask support.
#3.) be kind to myself, love myself enough to respect myself.
#4.) learn more about foods general, and use foods scale.
** I am so great full to joined this 5 % Winter challenge. The challenge even has not started yet, but already made me realized and understand so many thing about myself and the past. I am so appreciate for new realization about what it takes to lose weight to healthy and fit. I've learned preparation stage is as important as real challenge. I am so happy to do this challenge for better myself and with many of my be loved Spark Friends.
I feel so ready for this and for that..Let's kick it up a notch!!