Definitely not the easiest time of the year to start a diet. But then, what time of the year really is, right? You always find an excuse to only start next week. You always find an excuse to have that additional treat. You always find an excuse for that second or third helping. Some people even find an excuse to eat ice cream combined with chips (or crisps) for breakfast (I know… shocking!).
The trick is to not allow yourself this excuse. To stick to the original plan. I’m still trying to get there frankly. My discipline at the moment is lower than a basement. At least when it comes down to eating. And yet it could be worse. But it could be better and that’s what annoys me. I know I can do it. I know I actually like the healthy food I prepare and most importantly I know that the entire family will benefit too.
I just feel like there’s so much going on at the moment and it all consumes so much energy. I struggle to bring up the energy to fight my silly cravings. But I also realize how silly that is in the end as well. It’s not a big deal. I will feel better. Not sticking to healthy eating habits actually costs you more energy than you get from it.
I know that I need to get that mindset into check and soon. I’m so glad that Colleen is keeping me in check with her wonderful Mindful Monday posts. Not only are they full of great tips but also a little kick in the rear end for me to finally pull myself together.
I had to giggle though today, when I read that Colleen is struggling with the exercising. It’s the one thing I always stick to. So for last week I can at least give me that: I worked my butt off exercising. I did a couple of days with two HIIT workouts a day, one in the morning and one in the evening. They are hard. But it felt good to be able to do it. I finished my three months program (if you are interested: Zuzkalight.com, it’s one of her older DVD’s called ZCUT Power Cardio, you should also find them on YouTube). Anyway. Today I was in charge of choosing a routine. I love her workouts. I always feel as if she is in the room with me, working as hard as I do. So here’s the fun little thing I did today.
Next aim is to get the eating in control!