I’ve been burning the candle at both ends this week, and I’m tired. Some fantastic things have been happening in my life, but I find myself struggling with food choices…still.
The struggle isn’t new. The desire to change it isn’t new. The mental block that keeps me from making the changes I need to make isn’t new.
My struggles don’t actually pertain to food. I know that. They’re built up inside my mind, and changing the way I think will change the way I operate. I know. I know. I know.
I’ve been crushing my 10,000 steps a day goal this month, and by the end of the week I will have exceeded 250,000 steps for the month of August. I feel great about the cardio part, but I continue to feel crummy about the food part.
I know that I need to change my eating habits. I also know that it’s not cool to munch on near an entire bag of chips and salsa on my sofa while I watch a movie with friends. (Yes, I did that. No, I don’t usually do that.)
It’s hard. I know. I get it. I need help with this, but the help has to come from within me. Making small changes has led to big results for me in the past so I’m going to incorporate some small changes starting now. Here’s what I plan to do:
- Track my food intake – it’s such a simple way to help myself succeed. Why did I stop doing it?
- Replace one meal a day with a salad for the next few weeks.
- Drink more water.
It’s a struggle. People try and fail and succeed and fail and try again at this all the time. I know that I’m not the only one who struggles with the food they eat, but it’s my responsibility to fix me. Trying again…