In Fiji the answer you get often is, “Tomorrow!”
“When will the bus come?” “Tomorrow!”
“What time do you open?” “Tomorrow!”
“What time is it?” “Tomorrow!”
Sometimes it might feel like you’re on island time when you’re trying to commit to your fitness and nutrition regimen.
Here are three steps to help you break the “tomorrow” blues:
1. START SMALL
Starting big can: 1. Become overwhelming and make you want to quit before you even start, and 2. If you go big you tend to go big down hill when you’re “program” is over. Tackle one thing at a time and know that you’re making habit changes – not just joining just a six week boot camp or going on a diet. Lifestyle and habit changes happen over longer periods of time. And that’s okay.
Set little goals, accomplish them, be proud of yourself and look forward. No looking back!
2. START NOW
Not later, not tomorrow, not Monday, not next month… Even if there is food that might go bad in your fridge (see below), even if your work or home schedule is holding you back, even if you don’t really want to.
Just make the decision that the healthy, happy, full of energy you starts NOW, no matter the inconvenience. Acknowledge that every day might not be perfect, but MOST days will be pretty close.
** What to do with food you want to part with: Get it out of the house! If you have dry or canned goods take them to the River City Food Bank click [here], give opened cookies or junk food to your significant other to take to work, compost it yourself or take it to your local health food store with a compost bin. The more inconvenient the better! You’ll know next time not to buy it :)
3. DONT PUNISH YOURSELF
Remember this is not a diet, a job, a chore, or a short term goal to accomplish. Think long-term. When you fall off the wagon you should never emotionally berate yourself for not sticking with it. Child psychologists have been proving this for years. Children do not learn as well when disciplined for their bad behavior as they do when you reward their good behavior. Reward yourself with kind words, a hot bath, a walk in a park, a movie and hot tea snuggled up on the couch. Emotional punishment will lower your self esteem making it even harder to eat right and feel good about yourself.
Remember that you are creating a lifestyle of longevity, health and happiness that you want to spread to your kids, to your co-workers, to YOURSELF! So decide to make the commitment, be kind, and use your support system! We love you!
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