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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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    I wrote a blog about the TTM awhile back:
    1872 days ago
    Ah, interested versus committed. I think you'd like the research on the Transtheoretical model (TTM to its friends).
    1873 days ago
    You can do it! (And so can I.....)
    Thanks for the reminder about the difference between interest and commitment.
    So hard sometimes. emoticon
    1873 days ago
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