I USED TO BE THAT WAY, BUT NOW I’M DIFFERENT! My Former Bad Habits and Their New Endings.
I USED TO - Give up when at a Plateau.
BUT NOW - When I reach a Plateau I will maintain that weight. Not move Backwards. I will BUST through that Plateau by Increasing the Intensity and Number of Exercises. By re-examining my Eating Habits and Tracking.
I USED TO - Eat Fast Food with My Son.
BUT NOW - I will REMAIN STRONG AND REFUSE TO EAT IT MYSELF. I will either cook him a healthier version at home or Allow him to have it WHEN I AM NOT AROUND TO BE TEMPTED.
I USED TO – Eat unhealthy Foods when Out with My Friends.
BUT NOW – I will Enjoy the company of my Friends while Finding a Healthier Food Option on the Menu or Eating before the Outing. Or Offer to Bring a Healthy Option to the Gathering. Or I Will Plan Ahead, Bringing my Own Healthy Snack.
I USED T0 – Find Lame Excuses to Skip out on my exercises.
BUT NOW – I will remain Determined to Stay on Track and Reach My Goals Remembering How Great I will Feel If I Exercise!
I USED TO – Allow Myself to Be Lazy and/or Sleep In.
BUT NOW – I Go to Bed Early To Be Well Rested and I Force Myself to Get Up and Get Going!
I USED TO – Be Disorganized and Unprepared Most Mornings.
BUT NOW – I FULLY Prepare my BAG, CLOTHES & FOOD the night before Or Wake up Early Enough to Do It Ahead of Time the Next Morning.
I USED TO – Allow Depression and Stress to Cause me to Break Good Habits.
BUT NOW – I no longer Allow Depression and Stress to Overwhelm Me. Instead I Pray to Jehovah for Assistance and React Differently (positively) to my Stressors.
I USED TO – Not always have Healthy Foods and Snacks On Hand.
BUT NOW – I am Determined to PRE-COOK, PRE-PREPARE AND PRE-PACK Healthy Meals and Snacks for Several Days At ALL Times.
I USED TO – Give in to Temptation When Offered Unhealthy Foods at Home, Work or Parties by Friends, Family or Colleagues.
BUT NOW – I Feign Disgust for the Item Or Firmly say No Thank You Or Say I don’t Eat That! Or Give It To My Son.
I USED TO – Ignore my Good Judgment and Indulge in My Trigger Foods, knowing that It would not Turn out Well and That I would Overeat and/or It Would Stop my WeightLoss Process Which In Turn Would Discourage Me. Causing A Vicious Cycle.
BUT NOW – I Listen to My Good Judgment Knowing That I would be Better Off in the Long Run and Be Better Able to Control my Eating. I Will Find Healthy NON-TRIGGER Alternatives to each Food to Keep Those Cravings and Urges Under Control.