You know, so many of us gauge our progress in life by various, irrelevant measuring tools.
Do you look at Facebook at what other people are doing and then at your own life and feel like you’ve accomplished nothing or so little?
Do you get on the scale in the morning and feel defeated because it is higher than you wished it would be?
Do you allow your emotions to dictate your eating because you live your life with a sense of immediacy rather than thinking before you leap?
1. Get off of Facebook and other social media sites. Take a break. Close the window. (hah!) Don’t look at the news feed, take yourself off of the alerts when your “friends” post new status updates and stop living your life by the actions of others. I can tell you from my personal point of view, life was a lot easier and less competitive before the explosion of Facebook.
2. Throw the scale away. Okay maybe that’s a little drastic, but when was the last time you bought a new, semi-expensive scale? That $12 scale you bought is total garbage. Take it back, get your refund and apply the funds toward a moderately priced, reputable scale. Do you move it a lot? Do you shake it and throw it and kick it and maybe curse at it? All of these things, except the cursing, can throw off the weights and measures of your scale. Unless you have a technician calibrate that beast, you’re doing yourself a disservice by torturing yourself and your daily/weekly efforts that are based on some potentially incorrect information.
3. If you are an emotional eater, meaning you eat from good and bad emotions, limit the triggers that cause you to feel those emotions. If you get mad because you detest the number on the scale, don’t get on every day. If you get frustrated by packing the gym bag but end up driving right past the gym, don’t pull into a drive-through to unload your emotions into a whopper of fat, carbs and pure garbage. If you’re that upset about it, bang a U-turn and go to the gym. Take the frustrations out on some gym equipment! If it’s just not feasible at that time, say out loud, “Next time.” By saying it out loud, someone is bound to hear you, which requires you to commit; even if the only one who hears it is you. Eventually, you will have enough of the delay and “next time” will be “right now.”
PUSH YOURSELF ON THE CHARGE AHEAD TO STICK TO YOUR GUNS AND GET WHAT YOU WANT!
THIS IS YOUR LIFE!
YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR YOU!