3 tips for getting on track, and STAYING on track!
NEW DIET STARTS…. MONDAY! Do you often hear yourself saying this? What about, I’ll start next month? Or even worse, as soon as the new year is here things will be all different?
Do you question yourself as to why you continually put it off until a presumably ‘better’ time comes around?
What happens when the ‘better’ time does come around? More often than not we will eat well for a few days, maybe even a few weeks, and then something will come up and the cycle will begin all over again.
This is happening so often now from so many women we speak to. They keep putting things off until a ‘better day’ comes around, and totally neglect the present moment. Continual binge eating until their ‘better’ day comes around; which usually means 80-90% of their life.
Think of it this way, you eat well Monday or Tuesday; maybe miss a meal or have biscuit one morning in the staff meeting but apart from that, everything else is great. Wednesday comes along and you missed your morning workout because you snoozed your alarm too many times. That 1 morning tea biscuit turns into 5 biscuits because you were so hungry, and then lunchtime comes and you missed that too because you had too much work on. By the time the afternoon comes, you hit a wall and those sugar cravings are coming on strong. You decide to just buy a small chocolate bar to last you until dinnertime, but at the supermarket you spot a packet of chips on sale, so you buy them as well as the chocolate bar. Dinnertime comes along and you have your meat and veg, but within 30 minutes of finishing dinner you are back to being hungry again and you raid the pantry for whatever else you can find….
Thursday comes along and you figure it’s almost the weekend anyway, and you know you won’t be eating great then anyway as you have a work drinks Friday night and Saturday night a friends birthday. You think there’s no point eating well for Thursday due to your busy weekend, so you say you’ll start back Monday and next week you will be PERFECT.
Does this sound all too familiar? Unfortunately this is the story we hear from so many people, and it hasn’t just been happening for a few weeks- but for years, some even decades. It is a lifetime of poor choices, of ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’, of next year is my year.
What happened to today? To right now? To maybe failing and then getting right back on it on your NEXT MEAL.
We know it can be hard overcoming a lifetime of bad habits overnight, and it is going to take some time and a whole lot of work to turn over a new leaf, BUT IT CAN BE DONE.
Here are our top 3 tips for getting on track, and staying on track!