I just ate a chocolate chip cookie, 2 exactly. Real ones, not paleo, no regrets!
We just talked about getting “CRAP” out of your system and now I’m throwing how to stay disciplined, as I am eating cookies.
What the hell is happening?
I have said it before, people have good intentions. They truly want change but they (you) lack self-discipline. Plain and simple, you cannot say no. The taste of food is far more important that the results you crave.
It is so easy for me to tell you to “just say no”, or “walk away”, or “quit stepping in places where temptations lie the most”. It’s not easy, I get it. I’m real and I struggle too. Somehow, I have programmed my mind to not touch it if it’s not worth it. I truly believe you can have that power over yourself. You just must want it bad enough. No Struggle, No Progress.
How is what you ask?
- Get out of your comfort zone. Comfort does not get results. EVER
- Face the fact that it will be difficult, but do you want change?
- Understand it is your choice. When you indulge and then feel awful, you were defeated.
- Set boundaries for yourself. Food boundaries and temptations.
- Be proud of yourself.
“The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours – it is an amazing journey – and you alone are responsible to the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins.” Bob Moawad
Let’s get back to those cookies I just devoured. They were sooooo GOOD. It’s been a month, maybe longer that I have eaten one. Today, my mother brought some over for my son and I wanted one (2) so I ate them. I have yet kicked myself in the glutes for this cheat. Why? Because I won’t do it again tomorrow or the next day or who knows when after that. Fortunately, I have self-control and self-discipline. I have not always and it has taken many years to get where I am.
The world is not running out of chocolate chip cookies or your favorite go to food. Why do you feel that you must consume significant quantities at one time? There is plenty to go around for another day. Pace yourself, you have a long life ahead of you, learn to savor and not to stuff.
Some solutions (or helpful tips) to maybe set you on the right track. When we spiral out of control, we can barely see straight. Anything and everything is headed in our mouth.
- Practice stress reduction. Exercise, in some way, will help this.
- Be mindful of your food choices. I continue to pound this in your head. Is it worth it and how will I feel afterwards?
- Keep health friendly foods and snacks in your fridge and pantry.
- Sleep well. Yes, it matters.
- Drink plenty of water. Know the difference between being thirsty versus being hungry.
- You get what you put into it!!! Do you really want results?
Friends, love yourself enough to maximize your potential, see results, control cravings, and strive for discipline.
YOU MUST GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE. It is only there will you find your best self. Your body will not go where your mind does not push it.
“Our destiny changes with our thoughts; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thoughts correspond with our desires” – Orison Marden
That is a great quote.
Willpower is the ticket. Seek discipline and find your liberty (Frank Herbert). Discipline is ongoing. It is not done today and not tomorrow. Practice and strengthen your will to success.
Stop waiting on the perfect moment. It will never arrive. At no point in life will you find peace with everything that surrounds you. If you think you will wait for your circumstances to line up for you to begin that healthy lifestyle that you desire – You will never start.
Today is the day to begin holding yourself accountable for your body, mind, and health.
STRONG DISCIPLINE –