To get me past thinking of what should I do--exercise at home or go to the gym, stay home and do the laundry or exercise, i've started to roll the dice. If I have two choices then even numbers are the first choice and odd numbers are the second. No more head games and guilt trips,
If I find myself toggling between things that need to be done, but I'm fighting myself to do them, i roll the dice--guess it's die for one, because I only have one die to help me make some decisions and get on with my day.
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When I am trying to lose weight, but I am faced with a temptation that really wouldn't help my cause - I don't "cheat". I make a decision, it's my decision, I know the outcome of my decision, and I own it. I stopped looking at it as "cheating", which causes guilt feelings, and leads to overwhelming feelings of "what's the use, why bother, this is too hard. One decision doesn't have to lead to a lot of bad decisions. It is an opportunity to learn about yourself and help you make some pretty good
I treat my body and my mind as team mates. My mind makes the decisions and my body carries them out. At the end of the day, if I have made bad decisions (not exercising, eating poorly, etc) I mentally apologize to my body for not taking care of it properly and not giving it what it needs. If I have made healthy decisions, I praise myself for being strong. Sounds strange, but it keeps me accountable for my actions.
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