It's a new day, it's a new dawn
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Getting back on track is not as easy as one would think. Each day I have to remind myself why I’ve committed myself to relearning a healthier life style.
I have, however, remembered some of what I had already learned, along with some of the tips and tricks I used before allowing depression to run me off the tracks.
One trick was taking each day as it comes. Ok, so the other day I went over a little. It’s ok. The next day brings a new chance to get it right. It helps cut back on some of the stress since I don’t have to constantly worry about how “bad” I was on other days. Each morning I get the chance to start fresh.
Another is not to weigh myself every day. Your weight changes throughout the day, and throughout the week. Water weight, if you’ve gone to the bathroom, as your organs settle, and other things make your weight change. So I picked one morning a week(Tuesdays, and there isn’t any real reason for that day) and on that morning I weigh myself and ONLY on that morning. Because I’ve done the weigh myself every day of the week, and it can be disheartening when after a day you felt really good about how you did, stepping on the scale, and seeing it either hasn’t budged, or gone up. I also, and this may be TMI, weigh myself naked. No clothing, nothing but my skin, because it’s less on the scale, plus sometimes, naked is good. For people suffering with body image issues, sometimes, little moments like this can HELP restore healthier body images. You connect that moment with the joy of seeing your weight go down. For me, it’s just rather freeing. :)
That said, my mantra in the morning has become “It’s a new day, It’s a new start.” Try it out, See how it goes, and enjoy the new you being discovered :)