Making Decisions For The Person I WANT To Be, Not Who I Am Now. Eventually, We'll Be The SAME Perso

Thursday, February 09, 2012

I walk into our work kitchen this morning to heat up my egg breakfast and what do I find but a dozen donuts and 6 Hardees sausage, egg, & cheese biscuits. The class that rented our Community Room today had already had their breakfast, and the class facilitator came in and said, "oh HI! Take whatever you want!" I was thinking and thinking and thinking. Whirling justifications in my head LIKE I ALWAYS DO. Then I just said, "thanks, but I brought my breakfast with me!" The reason goals won out over pleasure center this time?

I thought about the person I want to be. The person who has achieved her goals and is living the lifestyle I want to live. I've been thinking a lot about her lately. How does she eat? Cleanly and healthily? When and how often does she work out? Is she a procrastinator? Does she save money? Is she there for friends and family?

Here's the thing. If I have this vision in my head of the person I want to be, and routinely make goals to reach in order to be this person... then WHY AM I NOT ACTING LIKE THIS PERSON NOW? I do understand that I can't morph into someone completely different overnight, but I can try my d@mndest to emulate that person as much as I can, with every choice I make. I always seem to put things off... putting my laundry up, going through mail, answering emails, batch cooking, clean eating. And for what? Is that really how I want to live my life? No. I'm going to try and approach all situations in the future like... WWOND. What Would Optimized Norma Do?

Going back to this morning and that stupid biscuit... I finally said to myself, "I don't eat stuff like that." Final. That's it. Because O.N. doesn't eat stuff like that. And heated up my egg brekky, walked out of the kitchen, and was done with the situation. Of course, I HAVE recently eaten stuff like this, and worse! But it's kinda like a "fake it til ya make it" kind of deal. Act like and make decisions like Optimized Norma, I will BECOME Optimized Norma. Which brings me to my goals of bringing me closer to this person I want to be. I'm still thinking about this cuz I gotta get specific, so I'll post on that later.
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    What a great way to look at things. I'm going to start trying to do that too because Optimised Kristeen is a pretty awesome b1tch!
    3419 days ago
    "fake it til ya make it"

    Love this!
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    YES! I'm a firm believer in thoughts becoming things (love the ideas behind the Secret, too). The decision to be healthy and fit is cumulative-- we have to wake up everyday prepared to make decisions ALL DAY LONG-- but in the end, it'll be completely worth it! Cheers to your mental victory :)
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    Great job! Hardees isn't real food in my book. It is very true that our thoughts become things.........positive energy begets positive results.

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    Its great that you were able to think it out before you ate it. I have this problem at work often too. There's always plenty of unhealthy stuff available because we have training and boardrooms on our floor. Sometimes it gets really hard to resist so I have to do just what you did - stop and think about it before I eat it. I try to always ask myself is it worth it??? Most of the time I'm able to walk away.
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    3420 days ago
    thanks for posting this. This was really inspiring to me.
    3420 days ago
    It's good to want to be in optimal shape. I always look at it like I am taking care of myself, and no matter where I am today, I am worthy of good quality food that will nourish my body. Your eggs were a good choice and that Hardees is just going to make you feel blah... good for you for passing it up!
    3420 days ago
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