My Job Is My Biggest Obstacle
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Ah, the world of doughnuts. So sweet, so round, so... not good for you.
As an employee of one of -- if not THE -- largest chains of doughnut-making companies on the planet, I admit it's incredibly difficult to stay focused on a mindset of weight loss. While they're not as tempting as you might think, just the fact that I work in making doughnuts as a living, I feel like, hinders me greatly.
I'm not constantly chowing down on those sugary delicacies, but rather, I feel like my greatest downfall is the fatigue and heat I experience while working, causing me to turn to hydrating myself constantly over the course of my 8-hour shift. Yes, I do drink water, but I also turn to Coke and other drinks that give me an energy boost. This is my downfall.
I feel like no matter how much I tell myself to go for the water, in the back of my mind, I'm going for the spark of energy the other drinks give me. I don't know how to change my mindset. I feel like weight loss is so much more than exercising and eating healthier.
Weight loss, to me, is 50-35-15. 15% exercise, 35% nutrition, 50% discipline. And discipline should be the first thing tackled.
I'm not exactly sure how to go about discipling myself and getting myself in that mentality of "behaving as you would post-weight-loss" so any advice is greatly appreciated.