I make a lot of excuses, and I blame people and things for my bad choices. I came to the realization last night, I can use these to my advantage! Here are some examples how.
Hubs and I have become major couch potatoes, and I believe it's not only hurting our health, but our relationship. I know it certainly is bringing my mood down a lot to have nothing to do every evening but sit in front of the tv, and eat dinner. And then eat snacks. Soooo, I suggested to hubby a couple of nights ago we play the Wii to get our butts off the couch and do something different. He completely agreed, and was excited to give it a try. So we played Wii sports last night, and had a great time! Hubby even made a point to tell me he really enjoyed it, and what a great idea it was. I told myself all day I had to keep the commitment, for hubby's sake, and to give him something fun to do. It worked, and I kept my commitment!
I messed up dinner last night, mismeasuring what I needed and didn't realize it until it was time to eat, around 8pm. Hubby defaults to habit, and says let's go to McDonald's. I knew I shouldn't be eating that greasy food, for my health and tracker. So I decided to use it as practice to overcome my fry addiction. Ordered a salad, and couldn't have been more satisfied! Sooo good and I felt good with my decision.
It cooled off a bit in my area the last few days, and the office has been a bit colder than usual. Normally I would dress like a crazy eskimo, and take off layers as needed when it warmed up. Instead, I'm getting off my booty and doing things like wall push ups and squats to stay warm. It also helps stretch my body out, since I stiffen so quickly in cold.
I've been waiting for hubby to clean up the mess in the backyard he made from trimming trees and weeds and the junk left from when we got our fence replaced and no longer need to hold the old fence up. I couldn't do it in the sun and heat, and now that it's cooler and cloudier, I can do it myself. I will accomplish feeling better about our backyard, and rubbing hubby's face in it! (Nicely, of course.) So I will get some exercise hauling stuff to the front for trash, raking leaves, and finishing some small trimming still left.
I love finding ways to turn things around on myself. Making all these good choices, for whatever reason, is helping my feel a lot better about things, which in turn makes it easier to make good choices for no reason at all other than I want to. Hopefully, this will create a big circle to continue the healthy choices easily.