Friday, June 14, 2013
Today Iíve decided to make a fresh start. Coming to this conclusion isnít that difficult; after all why else do I even try to Spark? But boy do I struggle with sticking with the start long enough to see where the journey might take me. Iím very good at both clinging to an all or nothing attitude and self-sabotaging saying one little treat wonít hurt... So whatís going to be different this time?
Well, to start with, Iím going to pick one thing to change and only focus on that one thing until itís become a habit, and then move onto the next step. Iíve decided for step one Iím simply going to stop buying (and hence eating) the junk I snack on while studying. Iím not going to get back counting calories, measuring portions or trying to exercise more just yet, itís too much change and I will burn out, so starting today Iím just going try and fix what I believe my worst habit is.
We all know that it takes about 21 days to create a new habit, and I saw this brilliant idea (thanks to: http://www.dietgirl.org/2012/0
3/jealousy-is-useful.html) to visually remind myself (while Iím studying and want to be bad the most) that Iím trying to make a change. Iíve put a row of post-in notes numbered 1 through 21 down the side of my desk, and for which ever change Iíve decided to make, I get to remove a post-in for every day I stick with it. (Hopefully I donít have to start re-counting too many times).
(As an ironic side-note, when I logged onto sparkspeople to post this, the feature that popped-up was the quotes ďIf youíre tired of starting over stop giving upĒ)