All or Nothing
Friday, April 24, 2015
Today's spark coach session is about the all-or-nothing attitude that plagues so many of us. I am definitely guilty of having this attitude on previous diets I went on, and even this one. If I took one wrong turn and ate something I shouldn't have, I would feel like I might as well give up that day and start over tomorrow. Only tomorrow might turn into a week, a month, or even years. I'm having much more success after dropping that thought process. When I eat something I wish I hadn't, I just add a little more exercise or get out my Leslie Sansone DVD and walk a mile. I think back to what made me make the wrong decision and decide if I can make changes in the future. Sometimes I can think of something, other times I just forgive myself and move on.
update: This has truly been one of the best lessons I've learned on sparkpeople and it's sticking with me, becoming part of my natural thought process. You don't give up the day and decide to totally blow it because you ate too much already. Giving up the thought that I either had to absolutely stick to a calorie limit I set for myself or totally blow it if I went over has been one of the best things I could have learned.