Why this time is different!!
Friday, April 18, 2014
I was lying in bed last night thinking about all the wonderful things that make up my life. As my mind drifted, I thought to myself, wow! I feel great! Why is this time different than all the other times that I've tried to lose weight? Then I realized that there were a few things I'm doing quite differently this time around. I feel like I've had the knowledge FOREVER in my head and I've just never been able (willing?) to put in the hard work and make it happen! I've been on a million and one diets. I've tried all different gimmicks, including pills, exercise video's, gym memberships, etc. Why is this time different? Here's what I came up with: 1) I'm not labeling it a diet, 2) my husband is my work-out partner and 3) I'm completely committed to getting healthy. So, all that sounds sensible, right? Except that all of those things could have been achieved years ago. What is different this time around? I'm more educated, I'm more motivated, I'm realizing that I have to do the work, not just think about it. But, I do have to think about it! I have to be fully conscious of all my decisions. Park further away from my destination, carefully consider what I'm putting into my body, consider if the food I'm eating is for fuel and sustenance or just because I want a treat. Make conscious decisions to work out, knowing how much better I ALWAYS feel afterwards! Allow my husband to motivate me the same way he allows me to motivate him. Purchase foods that are healthy and creative. Take the time to plan the meals for the week. Take the time to cut up all those wonderful veggies so that dinner's are quick and easy throughout the busy week. Take the time to exercise, even when I'm tired, because I know that strengthening my body will help me not feel so tired! I've also decided that I will no longer consider food as GOOD or BAD. I won't label it anything other than nutritious or not nutritious. I feel like when I label it BAD, I give it much more power than it needs to have. Once I've labeled it BAD, I think I'm BAD for eating it and then it gives me permission to FAIL. Which I do not want to do!! Trying to break the habit of good vs. bad has been a struggle and my husband thinks I'm crazy, but it's just something I think I have to do to succeed. Alright, I think I've rambled enough for now!
Take care of you and keep the faith!