Overcoming Giving Up
Friday, May 19, 2017
I am always a little afraid to talk about my accomplishments too much. It seems to backfire on me. But I'm really learning to change my habits this time around. I always thought that I was doing that before, but I realize now that I was good at changing my habits while things were going good, but then when I would have a plateau, or face a holiday, or some other thing that would take me out of my pattern, I would throw in the towel.
My new self talk is really helping me overcome giving up. I credit this to studying the Beck book - The Beck Diet Solution. If anybody struggles from yoyo dieting, or binging, or many other self sabotaging behaviors, I would highly suggest taking a look at the Beck books.
I suppose everybody has to find their own right time, their own reason why to not give up and keep going with changing unhealthy habits. This time feels right for me. I don't feel like I am in a race or competition with anybody. I don't fee like I am doing this to look good for a certain person or special occasion. I am honestly on a quest to improve my health and I am going to study what other people have done and take what rings true for me and apply them to my life. In my case it is certainly going to be the slow and steady babystep approach. Oh, and of course I am making this joyful and happy, not a punishment. I have punished myself enough in this lifetime. Now I am going to succeed.