The other day a friend asked me what keeps me on track. Instead of replying in an email, I decided to make a blog post.
So what keeps me on track?
I changed my lifestyle a couple of years ago so now what I do is more of a habit rather than something I have to work on. This is not to say that I don’t have weak moments anymore since I do. Nobody is perfect! And those that are I think they’re OCD!! Anywaysss, like I mentioned on my “I love food” post, I like to have treats here and there but the key is moderation. I have several things that keep me on track so here we go:
- It took me a while to see the results I was looking for but I was very patience and never gave up! Seeing the results of my hard work keep me going.
- If you’re having a problem controlling yourself, then don’t have that bad stuff in your house. Keep healthy foods at hand all the time instead.
- When I have a goal whether is to gain or to lose weight, knowing how much I’m supposed to eat, and tracking my meals, keeps me on track.
- I keep a journal of what I eat and my workouts. This keep me accountable and it’s the only way to track progress.
- If I’m eating out and I already had my cheat meal, I look at the restaurant’s menu online ahead of time to find dishes that can fit into my calories for the day (most restaurants have a nutritional info page). You’ll be surprised how many calories most dishes have!
- I believe in myself! I’m like the choo choo train: I think I can, I think I can!
- When I’m having a moment of weakness, I place my dilemma on a scale. Do I want to eat the cookie? Or do I want to
look good nekkidbe healthy? How bad do I want my goal? Is a matter of knowing your priorities. The pleasure of a cookie is momentary but the reward of having a healthy body is priceless! The key is not to deny yourself of these things all the time, it’s a matter of choosing not to have them at this time and/or place.
What if you have a moment of weakness and eat what you shouldn’t eat?
Don’t beat yourself up! Don’t be so hard on yourself to the point that you give up your new lifestyle.
Get up, dust yourself off and continue working on your goal.
Adopt the attitude of a winner and LOVE yourself!
Side note: I find that sprinters have amazing bodies! I see them and always go wow!