When it comes to losing weight, I need to be brutally honest with what is going on in the process. If i’m not being honest with myself and everyone else, the only person that it hurts in the end is me. Cheating yourself into believing that that you’re doing well does not do anyone any favors, especially not yourself.
So here I go with some of my WORST habits.
- Inconsistency- Sometimes when I have a something change in my schedule and I don’t continue with my routine, I have an unbelievably hard time getting back into the flow of things. This goes for anything. If I don’t pack my lunch the night before work one day the week in general seems to go to hell, if I miss a workout I have a hard time getting back into it and doing one. I’m not sure why I have so much trouble with this part of things but it happens every once in a while. I get into a really great flow and there will be one little glitch….I will have a trip, a rehearsal, or something change and I get thrown off. This is something I need to work on and I’m going to spend a little time focusing on.
- Controlling Portions- This is a focus of mine for the month of april. I always think I know portions really well, but in reality…I know I need to make sure I always have my measuring cups and my food scale on hand to make sure I am getting it all spot on. My biggest downfall is eyeballing it, and then saying “Well, maybe just another tablespoon…” All of that adds up!
- Overthinking/Stressing- My daily thoughts are split between two things: losing weight and what I am going to be when I grow up. I am constantly thinking about those two things and it is SO overwhelming. The less I stress, the more successful I am, but sometimes I can’t help it. I want to reach my goals so badly that I am constantly trying to come up with ways to do things differently and make myself better. I think in the past few months I have done a much better job of not letting these things consume my thoughts, but I still have my moments. That is probably one of my biggest flaws though.
- Eating when I’m not hungry. Simple enough.
- Not taking enough time to let things become a routine. I am a person who wants immediate gratification, but I need to realize nothing happens overnight. I need to take the time to re-evaluate, focus, and stay on top of things and I will reach the goals I am working towards.
- Being negative. My mind tends to be filled with much more negative thoughts than positive thoughts, and it’s not helping me in any aspect of life. I have to start focusing on the GOOD things that are surrounding me instead of all the bad. Instead of thinking about the extra helping of rice I ate, focus on the fact that I measured out my salad dressing at lunch…or skipped the snack bag of chips after work. I even need to think about all of the good things I am doing in my workouts as well as opposed to everything else. I’ve been making huge strides with what I can do physically. Spinning things like that will probably have a much more positive effect on me, but I just tend to focus on the things that aren’t working.
All of these are things I need to really focus in on, and I think I am going to do just that and make sure they are getting the attention they need (positive attention, of course). There is no reason they should be bringing me down anymore. I am going to do what I set out to do.