Day 34 & 35 – More on Good Habits

Happy Sunday, and post Saturday for that matter! I decided that posting once on the weekends would be good, and I would be able to come up with better content! I have been thinking about content for you guys, and it’s easy to come up with a subject, however, I am no expert at all of this stuff! So, I get to go to the experts out there and fish through the BS and get to the basics and then apply it to what I am going through and hope that you relate. I think we have been doing pretty good so far, however, I would love some more input from you! Email me, or comment on the bottom of this post, or go on Facebook and comment what you would like to know about, what are your questions about sugar intake and what’s popping up in your head. It’s how we all stay SugarSobriety’d (is that a word, it is now?)

I want to discuss GOOD HABITS today. I have read and studied several books on habits and how the brain works. According to dictionary.com habit is defined as “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary” example: the habit of looking both ways before crossing the street. In past posts, I have discussed the bad habit of consuming sugar and sweets that had affected my health. I have talked about some things I have done in the past 30 something days to stop that habit. I have learned that the easiest way to break a bad habit is to replace it with a good habit. So, what GOOD HABITS have I implemented into my life to make this lifestyle transition?

  1. I have set aside time every single day to watch something about what sugar and processed foods do to my body, what damage is done by the consumption of it. I have studied and related this to my own experiences. Like I said before folks, I am stubborn, and I can listen to others tell me how bad it is for me til the cows come home (a saying my mother used to use) and still think that I am exempt from the consequences. It had to be MY idea, not my doctors idea, or my husbands idea, or my best friends idea.
  2. I have been loyal to this blog every single day to write about my struggles, as well as my successesThere is something to be said about being held accountable on the internet. I use Facebook and Instagram in order to get to know people that I wouldn’t or don’t have time to hang out with because of normal, everyday life. It’s not that they aren’t important enough to make time, if I were to make to time to spend with everyone of my friends on Facebook, none of us would get any work done! So, social media is great way to catch up and keep up with what’s going on in my friends lives. It’s also a great way to hold yourself accountable. Keeping it a secret ALMOST NEVER works.
  3. I decided that I was ALL IN, no matter what. I have to give my husband credit for this one. He has been an amazing role model to watch over the past 5 years to instill this very trait into my life. When he decides he is going to do something, he is all in. He gives it his BEST, his all. He succeeds in what he sets his mind to do. It’s amazing to me. At first, I was so irritated by it! I needed to realize that, my irritation had nothing to do with his actions, it had to do with my INACTION. He had stickability, in other words, he was very consistent with his everyday actions and that led to achieving every single goal he has set forth for himself. So, one single action every single day that will lead to success is what will work. I needed to be aware that this is what was happening in the reverse in my life. I only baked cookies once a week and had two a day! Here is an example of what will happen:

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4.  I have incorporated Sundays as my day to prepare and prep food for the week. I cannot tempt myself or place myself in a situation that will allow me to reach for an empty calorie snack because it’s convenient. That’s just asking for a slippery slope to climb up on, and slide back down. I am not willing to place myself there any longer. I know it doesn’t work. I would rather avoid temptation. It’s the best way to win the game.

You see, I haven’t over extended myself on this game. It’s simple, everyday things that keep me on track. I also go to the gym 3 times a week to lift weights. It’s just 3 times. That’s all. If I can make it four, then great, but 3 is the must. I remember before I started this journey that I HAD to eat every 3 hours, I was starving! That does not occur now. I feel even keeled and I do not crave food like I did 35 days ago, and I wasn’t going to the gym AT ALL!

I know it’s going to get better. It’s only been 35 days! In such a short time, so many changes have happened! Long term, imagine what I am going to feel like in a year, or five years? I am so excited to live the rest of my life now! I hope the rest of your day is amazing!

Until tomorrow – we hear from Amanda Kunard!

 

 

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