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New goals, and Realizations

Sunday, February 03, 2013

So I had reached my first mini goal which I made it a weekly one and got the headphones I wanted. They're a little funky to be honest with you guys, but they don't physically put my ears in pain like the ear buds ones did. So yay for new head phones!

My new goal is a month goal, and that is to work out 6 days a week. For this goal my reward is a pair of converse which I have been wanting for a couple months now. Call me a shoe freak if you want, but honestly I really just want to stop rewarding myself with food. I am not a dog, I don't need a "treat" every time I do something right. emoticon

And, my realization may be obvious to some of you, it may be astounding to others. My realization is.......

Food is fuel. That is all it is, or should be. Food is fuel. It is not a reward. It is not suppose to be a wonderful way to spoil myself. Literally the only reason why I should eat is to fuel my body for what tasks lie ahead. It sounds so simple but I know I eat the foods I do for the pure reasons of enjoyment most of the time. I didn't grow up in a home where I knew when I would eat next. I didn't know if I would eat dinner that day or if I'd eat at all the next day. So growing up, when I started earning money, food was most important. I see it all the time when Airmen ( I work at the retail store where the airmen after boot camp/ basic, this is their training base, and where they can start wearing civilian clothing and living more on their own) and first thing purchased is clothes. While with me, I would guarantee it would be food. I give food a higher importance than most do or probably should. I want to start believing that food isn't as important, that I will not go back to wondering where the next meal is. That all I need to eat is just meant to fuel what I need to complete the tasks I need to complete. I need to realize that it's not what it used to be, and this is why I can do this. Why I can be successful.

I can do this, and so can you.

*****Inspiration Ending*****
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    I am stuck in that same mindframe that food is a reward. I'm not sure if I'll ever retrain my mind to think otherwise. The one thing I can hope for is that I get better with it. Like you said, you can do it and I can do it!
    1963 days ago
    Great inspiration lady! It's something I need drilled into my head on almost a daily basis, food=fuel. And I think shoes are the perfect reward!! You got this!
    1964 days ago
    Good luck with your goals, and enjoy those new shoes!
    1965 days ago
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