I was due for a spa day, so after work, I got my eyebrows threaded and my hair cut and colored:
It felt good to do something for myself; although while that was happening I had some guilty feelings about other things I could be spending money on so close to the holidays. Why? I would never suggest that to someone else, so why do I do it to myself? As much as I speak to myself with kindness, other times I’m my own worst enemy. It’s something I’m thinking about.
I said “No” to candy, dessert, another slice of pizza, and sugar-free chocolate pudding. I’m pretty proud of that accomplishment. Plus, I am scheduled to attend spin tomorrow morning, and I’m looking forward to going and getting a great workout.
That’s what the journey is persistence and resolve. They are two core parts that help make weight loss possible, at least for me. I know it sounds bleak but in some important ways, it is very empowering. Understanding that this can be difficult and knowing that I can make it happen feels – really good.
So keep going and working at this because if this is something you want you should have it. I say, yes I’ll keep on the path. What do you say?
What is a trigger for you? I’m thinking a lot about triggers and how they influence behavior. I caught myself reaching for food when I was really feeling stressed. It doesn’t matter if it’s a bag of vegetables or a slice of chocolate cake. The point is, am I hungry or not? This is a big lesson for me because I didn’t make the connections between my actions and behaviors. Or, if I did I didn’t really understand it. I think intellectually I understood I did these things, but when it was happening I didn’t see it. I was on auto-pilot. Now I see it and I know I can change the path I take. That is really something amazing to me. That’s empowerment.
Speaking of empowerment. I tried on an Oscar Della Renta dress at a second-hand store today, and it looked amazing. I didn’t buy it but it was pretty fabulous.
DAY 22: Prioritize your needs by making a list of things you need to do for yourself for the day and week. Don’t forget to include time to glam up: schedule a manicure or pedicure or get a blowout.
- Get activity at least three times during the week.
- Bedtime ritual (wash face, brush teeth, facial cream, body lotion).
- Blog each day.
- Get a manicure this week.
- Drink water – don’t get dehydrated.
This was an interesting exercise. I recommend trying it. What do you need to help you reach your goals? What do you need to ensure you take care of yourself?