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BDS Day 8 - Create Time and Energy

Monday, June 24, 2013

To make time and energy for dieting, I’m going to:
Create a new routine.

Free spirit that I think I am ... is still a creature of habit. I get up to my morning coffee. I have favorite tv programs, spending time on the internet. I love the idea of being spontaneous. But if I really look there is still a routine. (GASP!!!) Time to develop a new routine. This is a challenge I need to embrace. I need to devote time to a healthy lifestyle because I want to be as healthy as I can be.

"Once I accept the fact that dieting takes
time and energy and I change my schedule
accordingly, dieting will be easier."

Tons of inspiration came my way today from my Sparkfriends:
"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us." --Joseph Campbell
" Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds; it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
~Earl Nightingale

Dr. Beck suggests:
~ Set your priorities.
~ Plan your meals ahead.
~ Ask for help, you can ask them to do some chores so you will have extra time doing something for your fitness.
~ Lessen TV / Internet time
~ Multi task - if you're doing the laundry, you can insert some fitness activity while the machine washes / spin dry your clothes.
~ Make fitness time one of your essential activities for the day.

~Today’s To-Do List~
I read my Advantages Response Card at least twice.
I read my other Response Cards as needed.
I ate slowly, sitting down and noticing every bite. (LOOK @ my food) (thanks 1CRAZYDOG)
Circle one: Every time (Most of the time) Some of the time
I gave myself credit when I engaged in helpful eating behaviors.
Circle one: Every time (Most of the time) Some of the time
I looked at the week ahead, scheduled (Healthy Lifestyle) dieting into my calendar, and
figured out how to eliminate or to cut back on some activities.
I delegated some tasks (if needed) to other family members or asked
a friend for help.
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    The Beck tools are tried and true. Many of us return to Beck for a tune up and refresher. It seems each time I dust off that book I learn something more, in a deeper way. I love your consistency Nancy. You inspire many of us with your commitment. Thank you
    1794 days ago
    Good blog! and a good reminder for all us.

    I am going to use Beck's on my cruise - no reason to just stop doing the right thing just because you're in a different environment!

    Thanks for all of your recent blogs and keep up the good work.


    1794 days ago
    Listening to you think through this is helping me so much.
    1795 days ago
    This is REALLY where I fall down when traveling! There is no routine! I am looking soooo forward to getting back on track on....Monday! Yay, and I'm enjoying your blog revisiting BDS.
    1795 days ago
    Glad it helped! HUGS and smiles. Good luck with your new routine. It takes time, b ut it'll happen!

    1796 days ago
    great job
    1796 days ago
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