Have you ever started a diet and you quit on the first day??
So this is my story…
If you have read my first blog post on how I am planning on getting healthy you probably already know that I gained 10lb when I first got to the USA. Since then my husband and I started to try to lose weight.
We would start a diet and in less than a week, we would quit. I remember that before I was married I was very active, so I could eat pretty much anything and not gain weight.
Well once I got married things changed I wasn’t active anymore and I was eating very unhealthy. The combination of the two made me gain weight and it was very fast.
Once I had Declan, I realized I didn’t want to be like this anymore I wanted to be healthy so that I can teach that to my children and also I want to be the mom that has the energy to run around and play with my kids.
Right now I am not that mom.
So Hunter and I decided that we were going to take our health seriously and we were going to start eating healthier.
The day we decided that we were going to start I went to work and on my way there I realized I had forgotten my lunch.
I am not the person that can just skip a meal and would be fine. I need all my meals.
When lunch rolled around I went to Hardee’s I got a hamburger with curly fries and it was delicious. I have to admit this is not the best way to start your diet.
One of the things I love about Trim Healthy Mama is that they encourage you to stay on plan; however, if you fail and do something like I did they give you enough grace, but encourage you to pick yourself up the next meal.
I didn’t do that tho I just decided that was not the best day to start my diet and if I was going to fail better fail the whole way.
As I am learning to eat better I am also learning that sometimes you are going to eat something that might not be the best for you, (little secret of mine I ate two cupcakes yesterday) but when you do just pick yourself back up and start the next meal, not the next month, week or day. THE NEXT MEAL.
Don’t make the mistake of waiting for another day or another Monday. Get back on track on the same day. Learn the discipline of not keeping yourself on the whole.
The fastest you get back on track the smaller the damage you are going to make.
The new podcast from trim healthy mama was very encouraging and this is what I learned.
The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again. But one disaster is enough to overthrow the wicked. Provers 24:16
What we can take from this verse is we will fall. Not only on our diet but also in our spiritual life. So expect! That does not mean you are not a righteous person. What will differentiate you from being wicked or righteous is what you do after the fall.
You might slip during your diet so get back up and continue doing what you know is right.
Here are some things I have learned during this last 3 months
Expect more of yourself
You can do so much more than your mind is telling you. For a long time I thought I would never be able to run for 30 min straight, but here I am with training I was able to achieve this milestone.
Make achievable but challenging goals
You might want to lose 10 pounds and that is a challenging goal; however, if you plan to lose that weight in the course of a year it is not challenging anymore. It became easy. So make goals that you have to work hard for and go after it.
Start the very next meal
I think this for me is one of the hardest things to do. Whenever I cheat, I want to go all the way. Sadly, a meal turns into a day, that turns into a week that turns into a month. Stop doing that and start eating right the next meal.
Listen to health-related podcasts
This one is a huge one!!! Listening to health-related podcasts helps me to be encouraged to continue doing what I am doing especially if you are surrounded by people that don’t care about this matter as much as you do.