A new start...
Friday, June 14, 2013
Today I’ve decided to make a fresh start. Coming to this conclusion isn’t 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. I’m very good at both clinging to an all or nothing attitude and self-sabotaging saying one little treat won’t hurt... So what’s going to be different this time?
Well, to start with, I’m going to pick one thing to change and only focus on that one thing until it’s become a habit, and then move onto the next step. I’ve decided for step one I’m simply going to stop buying (and hence eating) the junk I snack on while studying. I’m not going to get back counting calories, measuring portions or trying to exercise more just yet, it’s too much change and I will burn out, so starting today I’m 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 I’m studying and want to be bad the most) that I’m trying to make a change. I’ve put a row of post-in notes numbered 1 through 21 down the side of my desk, and for which ever change I’ve decided to make, I get to remove a post-in for every day I stick with it. (Hopefully I don’t 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 “If you’re tired of starting over stop giving up”)