Using positivity after failure
Thursday, January 24, 2019
It amazes me how for some of us who struggle with chronic weight issues are high achievers who somehow settle for constantly failure at weight management. I started reading some blogs and noticed how many bloggers seem to constantly be looking for that “perfect” day. I’m the same way. I wake up every morning telling myself today will be a “perfect” day. I’m going to fit in 30 minutes of exercise even though I have 4 grad school assignments due (I’m working on my 2nd Master’s), several weeks worth of grading (I’m a middle school teacher), figure out a healthy dinner (was out of town over the weekend so didn’t get a chance to meal prep or make a grocery list and didn’t even get a chance to get groceries for the week). I’m always envious of the people who keep exercise as a non-negotiable. I want that too! So, I will start with a few 7 minute workouts rather than the 30 minute workout I know will not happen. I will focus on all the positive things I can fit into my day rather than wake up planning on the “perfect” day which I know will not happen! I will focus on small positive nuggets throughout the day and evaluate my day at bedtime with joy instead of disappointment.