I was such a lucky girl today and got a lunch-time visit from my sister at work – and she even brought the food! We got to talking and found our way to a conversation we have had about 1,256 times and I am guessing we are not the only ones.
Weight loss. Exercise. Organization. Basically living a perfectly active, healthy, productive life everyday consistently and not just here and there. Making the right choices each and every day. Eating clean, healthy, portioned meals. Ignoring any excuses and working consistently and putting real effort into it.
I am so painfully sick of the same old dialog we keep having and it makes me want to scream!:
“We are going to start again on Monday”
“I just need to get thru this busy schedule at work and then I will be ready”
“After this trip”
“Well weekends are too hard to be good, next week”
“I had a hard day I deserved to relax with some wine or dinner out”
“I am way to tired to get up early for a work out”
You get the point. Ugh. It is embarrassing but it’s the truth. And I am guessing my sister and I are not alone in this cycle. We are smart girls, we have all the knowledge of how to live a perfectly healthy balanced life. Why do we keep making the same wrong choices, the same excuses? How do we make it CLICK and change our mindset for good?
The right mindset
The kind of mindset where skipping a workout is NOT an option. Waking up at 5:00am to get in a workout on a busy day is normal. Stopping at a fast food place for lunch on a busy day would never be an option. The answer to a stressful day is to workout hard instead of going home and having wine and chocolate. Knowing that 1 week of “being good” is NOT enough and this needs to be an all the time thing. The fact that we can’t play the “I am going to start on Monday” card ever again.
Have you ever had a friend who obsesses over one thing in their life and talks about it all the time? You just want to scream, “do something or shut up”. Like honestly how many times can you listen to someone complain about the same thing before it is too much. Well what do you do when that is yourself? Can you not listen to your self?
Ok starting to ramble a bit…back on track…
My question to you is: Have you ever been here before. How did you make it CLICK and get out of the mind numbing cycle?
The tactic I am trying right now is every time I am faced with a choice – healthy option A or bad option B – I try to tell my self this new statement. “Everytime you make the right choice it will make it that much easier for the next one” With of course the end result of the healthy choice becoming automatic and not even thinking about it.
What do you think? Am I crazy and a lost cause or on the right track here? Any helpful tips/tricks/insights?