Didn't pull the Trigger
Thursday, August 19, 2010
We all know the basics of losing weight; eat less food (and make healthier choices when we do) and become more active. The hard part is following through day after day and understanding what our "triggers" are.
I know what my triggers are;
#1 When I am tired I get the urge to snack
#2 When I am bored I get the urge to snack
#3 When my kids behaviour is chaotic, I want to have a glass of wine to unwind after they go to bed.
#4 I find it hard to make an exercise routine and stick to it (severely lack exercise motivation).
I had a very bad sleep on Tuesday night, but I still got my feet on the floor and up and at it for boot camp. I reminded myself that no matter how tired I am I always feel awake when I am done.
Then came the afternoon and I got the tired munchies; so I grabbed a handful of raw almonds, a nectarine and big tall glass of tall water. Whew, another bullet dodged.
When I got home, my youngest was very cranky, arguementative and non-cooperative and my husband was out. I kept on taking a deep breath, speaking very calmly but firmly to Evan until eventually it was time for him to go to bed. When I got back downstairs I made my healthy breakfast and lunch for the next day and poured myself a big tall glass of water.
When my husband came home I was able to say to him "I am really proud of myself. I was tired and I still got up to exercise. I had the munchies in the afternoon and I picked healthy snacks, and I had a crazy evening with the kids, but resisted the glass of wine."
I AM proud of myself. To recognize my triggers and handle them in an appropriate way is a huge step. I know there may be times when I don't always make the best choice, but I will look back at yesterday and remind myself that I can do it and it feels way better when I make the right choice!