Thursday, February 14, 2013
The day of the heart. The day for my heart to become more important to me. In January, I was able to quit smoking for 4 weeks. When I came home from Ottawa, stress took over and I began to smoke again. Today, 2 weeks later, I quit again. I have patches to wear and I will do it again but this time it will stick. I am so ready.
I have discovered that when I drink diet soda my sweet tooth goes crazy. I crave cookies and candy. When I stick to water I don't get these cravings. I have finally identified one of my triggers. I have lots of cold water in the fridge and as 1 of my goals is to get in all my water, i am going to work hard to keep to water. Diet soda often makes me feel bloated too so I need to keep away from it.
I have a different headspace about how I am going to make some small and large changes in my daily life. Walking is my nemesis. It's like I know I need to do it but I still talk myself out of it. SOmehow I have to get myself going. My Angel friend keeps telling me to ' put my shoes on' and I keep avoiding it. I am so stubborn, even when I would Get more than I have to give. I have to keep encouraging myself to just do it. I so often give myself a free pass to not walk. I want , by the end of February, to be walking at least 3 days a week. That's all just 3 days. That is such an easy goal, even I can make it happen.
Those are my goals right now. I reset my Spark Coach yesterday and will work on water and walking and a daily reward for reaching them. Not smoking is 1 day at a time. I did love how much better I felt both physically and mentally when I quit in January. I want those feelings back.