Keeping My Program Exciting
Monday, April 01, 2019
March was a really good month for me. I discovered the podcast Phit-N-Phat and it has really helped me discover a few missing pieces to my whole weight loss journey.
Nothing I am doing is really new. It is just that I have found a way to keep myself consistent. I plan my meals every night for the next day. And each day I write out my goal for one year from now, one month from now, one week from now, and then I make a list of all the steps I am willing to do today to help me achieve my goals.
At first I was really resistant to making a plan like this, writing it down every day, and then going back over it and checking to see what I had done and not done. But what I am finding is that each day I am finding little ways to tweak this list. Like today I wrote down that I would be fierce in my exercise for today. And without even thinking about it, I did a long walk, then came home and groomed my dog, and gave her a bath. These are 2 things that I usually would pay someone else to do, but I knew it would take a lot of strength and calories to get this all done.
And on my food list I ate everything according to plan, but for the protein bar that I had listed for a snack, I traded that for a half cup of plain yogurt. The funny thing is that I didn't really even think that hard about making these changes. It was more like a subliminal suggestion that I created for myself by making the list to begin with. My mind was working on ways to change things up a little to make it more active and healthier.
I don't know if all of these new habits that I am creating will continue to keep me motivated, but I am sure excited to continue trying. This is the first time in my life that I feel confidant that I will stick with my plan because it really feels like this is what I will be doing for the rest of my life.