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Get Motivated!

Posted by jayemerill@live.com on October 3, 2015 at 4:45 PM

Oh. What about that donut or sweet roll that’s calling my name or must I opt to order the boring and hard to chew salad that’s being offered at the deli? Is my ever widening belly ever going to slim down to a relatively trim size?

Shall I stay at home to watch the football game on TV or make that date with friends to play tennis and get some real exercise? Temptation sets in and I lack the willingness and willpower to do the right thing.

The APA’s Stress in America survey revealed that fewer than one in five adults report being successful making health related improvements, and that not having enough willpower was the top reason people were cited. I guess I’d better start by writing down weight watching goals, record what I eat on a meal by meal basis, and create a portion control system.

And occasional slip ups are allowable, aren’t they? If that’s the case, I’ve done well for myself. Sure. It’s easy to tout the virtues of being healthy and let everyone else know what they should be doing. In the meantime, it appears there hasn’t been a large enough motivation for me to change some of those bad eating habits. In addition to lacking motivation, I’ve also been told that a greater vision and commitment is needed.

Perhaps I should visualize myself at the age of 21, at fifty pounds less than I am now! Actually, I don’t want to look like Twiggy, but losing half as much weight would be a fine place to begin. Taking baby steps and giving kudo’s for doing the right thing are allowable.

I must remember to monitor my behavior and not let a slip up take me off the beaten track, by recommitting each day to the diet plan and seeking support from others who can help.

If I slip up, I must remember to not give up!

 

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