I take the time every day to focus on my goal or at least on me. I spend time on SparkPeople, spend time planning my meals, or spend time doing something that makes me feel good about myself. Everyday. After all, this is about me. What better focus is there???
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I was home today relaxing. I enjoyed my food plan, worked out cleaned, met my goals for the day. Work has been stressing me out lately and my doc thought a recent weight gain and hi blood pressure was partly because of stress
Taking time for me today was a well needed mental day
I found that if I focus 100% of the time on logging in and tracking my ENTIRE LIFE and every calorie I eat, I get a little burnt out, so I've started taking Saturday afternoons off. I still make good decisions but I let myself take a break from focusing so much on the "work" of getting healthy.
I read somewhere once that it takes 30 days to make a habit but only one day to break it. (EX: if you exercise everyday for 30 days, it becomes a habit, but it only takes 1 day to say "not today" to break your streak, causeing you to have to start the 30 days all over. Same goes with eating habits, if you are eating healthy, it only takes one day to throw you off and put you back into bad habits.) Stay focused and things will come easier.
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