Monday, January 05, 2015
I am having difficulty pinpointing what it is that is going on inside lately. I am sticking to my game plan for food, but not for exercise. So on one hand I am feeling pretty good about my accomplishments, but on the other I am pretty disappointed in myself. I won't spend any time beating myself up about this, but I did find this excerpt from the following article by Dean Anderson, and it hit home.
"3 Ways to Build Consistency"
"Rule #1: Never tell yourself “I’m not motivated.”
That’s not the real problem, unless you really don’t want to lose weight or live a healthy lifestyle. As long as you want these things, you have all the motivation you need.
It may be true that sometimes you don’t want to exercise, or that you really want to stop and get fast food rather than cooking dinner . That’s understandable, but it doesn’t mean you’re not motivated. It just means that you want two different and opposing things, and you have to make a decision. Telling yourself that you lack motivation is just a way of denying that you really do have a choice. It makes the problem seem mysterious and out of your control, and it makes you feel less powerful than you really are, because you lack something (the motivation) you need."
It's all in there. In ME. I just have to push aside the comfortable, easy option (I'm not motivated) to do the harder, but better for me, option (go work out).
It's 10:59 pm. One more hour, and it's a new day. Make the most of it.