My challenge blog this week is to talk about a favorite resource I use, and to talk about how I get back on track once I have derailed!
A few weeks back, I posted the blog "Monday's Motivation. On there, I listed a few sites and articles I like to use for motivation. My favorite site is www.experiencelife.com
They have articles on every subject- and they are always informative and upbeat! I get the magazine and I read and re-read until I feel like I have it all memorized!
Getting back on track! OK...here is what I try to do, as I am currently fighting hard to get on track!
1. Find good friends! I need friends who are very much like me and understand me, and I need people who are totally different than I am who can offer me perspective and open my mind! I find people who are where I want to go, and I find people who are in my same boat in the journey! I try hard to learn something from everyone I meet- because everyone has something to teach!
2.THINK BACK! I didn't always look and feel this way! Remember how I lost weight before, how I looked...what I loved about being there- all of it! I recently blogged about why I even want to try to keep on this path- sometimes remembering the reason is the biggest motivator of all!
3. NOW!!! I am trying hard to fight that "24 hour mentality!" If I can't be great for 24 hours, why not throw in the towel and waste my time? Stupid thinking...lead to regaining a whole bunch of weight! My body does not really know that I have been good until 3:00, but I ate a treat and now I'll need to continue to blow it...my body only knows if I gave it water, exercised it, and if I gave it too many calories...but not instantly! So it is important that I recognise my screw ups and recover right away!
4. I am who I am...and I like ice cream! I really do! But, what I need to do is learn to like a cookie scooper full rather than an ice cream scooper full, and I need to like it after lunch, rather than before bed.
I am not always on track and have no great secrets that I have learned- I just know that weight loss is made up of a zillion small baby steps....and I am the one who needs to show up to take those steps. If I show up....I will win!
Have a great week!