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Day 2 - Interested Or Committed?

Monday, February 03, 2014

Am I interested or committed to living a healthy lifestyle? Very intriguing concept that 'hits my nail on its head'! I have little difficulty with being committed to exercise, or at least the cardio portion. But healthy eating - that I have not been committed to no matter what. I trained for and completed a marathon. I need to bring that commitment to healthy eating.

And oh my goodness do I have a BIG opportunity to demonstrate that commitment today. Today I am smack dab in the middle of one of the most challenging situations I encounter on a semi-regular basis. I worked an overnight shift last night - and I work another one tonight. Fatigue and being off schedule are big challenges to me - I 'justified' eating two candy bars at about 4 this morning because they'd 'give me energy' and 'wake me up'. Ha!

So, how can I show my commitment to healthy eating today?
- Buy and prep some fruit and healthy snacks to eat tonight
- Leave all cash at home to prevent being able to buy stuff from vending machines.
- Sit as far as possible from popcorn machine in breakroom.
- Pre-track my food for today/tonight.
- Only eat the portion of popcorn that I have planned for - if any.
- Remind myself that 'being committed means you stick with it, NO MATTER WHAT"!
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  • KELLYFIT123
    I wrote a blog about the TTM awhile back: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_p
    ublic_journal_individual.asp?bl
    og_id=5515890
    1594 days ago
  • TAICHIDANCER
    Ah, interested versus committed. I think you'd like the research on the Transtheoretical model (TTM to its friends).
    1596 days ago
  • IFDEEVARUNS2
    You can do it! (And so can I.....)
    Thanks for the reminder about the difference between interest and commitment.
    So hard sometimes. emoticon
    1596 days ago
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