Wednesday, August 28, 2013
I have been contemplating a lot, how I can make the major changes I need in order to see real sustainable weight loss. One of the things, I decided to do was create 1-2 bi-monthly and or / 1-2 longer monthly goals to see if I can really change my over all habits. Last month's goal was to add 1 more veggie and 1 more fruit to my daily eating plan and to wake up on time.
So how did I do you might ask...
Well the first goal was successful yet not something I did every day. I was able to definitely add more veggies than usual but not really the fruit. I also realized that I really didn't change my eating habits all that much. So I would give myself a 2.5 out of 5 stars on helping with Wt loss.
For the second goal: I was completely unsuccessful. I did not wake up once on time. So zero (0) out of 5 for WT loss help.
So it got me thinking this morning, why am I so resistant to change (In this case: waking up on time). Last night, I prayed and promised myself and God, I would wake up with my alarm.
But this morning my alarm went off and even though I could have gotten out of bed, I resisted and actually got really grumpy on forcing myself to get up. I was so resistant, I ended up forcing myself to sleep in and not make breakfast as planned. Why is this? Well glad you asked...
This is a great metaphor on how I am with other "changes" in my life. I love the idea of them, even plan and mentally prepare myself beforehand, even buy books and other helpful tools to try to succeed. But in the end,I do not do it. Maybe it is procrastination, maybe the fear of the unknown or truthfully maybe it is I like the idea of change but not the reality of the actual change.
No matter the reason, this month I am going to work on "mindfully" working on my monthly habit/goal as well working on getting out of my comfort zone on many of my daily habits at my home. Hopefully taking more time on finding out "why" I am not successful with be helpful to become more successful for future goals.
September Diet goals:
1. reduce processed foods/ start making my meals.
2. figure out a doable morning schedule.
3. increase water intake/reduce diet coke intake.
These 3 changes should make a big difference to help me lose a few pounds in Sept. My goal is a 5 pound loss in next 4 weeks.
Also I recently read an article that our houses are making us fat due to our ingrained habits we do every day. For me it is eating in front of the TV. I never eat at my kitchen table. So this would be a good place to mindfully look at and then work on making a change a few times a week. So below are my additional lifestyle goals.
September Lifestyle goals:
1. Eat Mindfully
2. Eat in new places (reduce tv eating habit)
3. Reduce TV watching. Turn off TV 1 hr. earlier at night when possible.