Ok, it’s Weekly Question time! The last two weeks I reposted old questions to bring back the series. This week I’m starting fresh with a post some of you may find out of character.
Normally I’m positive. I like to remind people to focus on the small changes and own every and ANY accomplishments they make. Remember when I asked about saying "only" or whether or not you compare yourself to to others? I like those type of questions because they get you thinking about and owning the progress you’ve made to be a little healthier/conscious/positive.
However, sometimes I think the opposite can be a good exercise as well. Sometimes simply acknowledging the things you’d like to change about your behavior is the first step to actually changing it. Notice I said "your behavior" and not "you." We need to understand there is nothing "wrong" with us. We are fine just the way we are–fat/skinny/short/tall WHATEVER! But we may do things that don’t support our goals or the lifestyle we want to live.
I have a hard time brushing my teeth before bed. I stay up too late and by the time I get my butt upstairs I’m so exhausted I just collapse into bed. I want to brush my teeth. I really do. I know it’s the healthy thing to do. I like my teeth. I want them to stay around for as long as possible but for some reason I just struggle with this habit. Bad I KNOW! (note: After writing this I think I’m realizing the REAL behavior I should probably change is going to bed earlier!)
Here’s another. I can’t make a sandwich without sneaking slices of cheese or lunch meat. I’ve battled this habit my whole life. I swear when I was in college I’d consume more calories in cheese while making the sandwich then where in the sandwich itself!
I broke this habit when I joined Weight Watchers in 2005 because I didn’t want to have to count the points (one of the reasons WW worked for me) but it’s been creeping back since becoming pregnant. I find myself picking more and more.
One more, since I’m on a roll. My night time snacking habits are HORRENDOUS right now. Not being hungry I still search for evening treats daily. I try to stick with fruits but truth be told, I’ve been gravitating towards the husbands cookies and cupcakes more and more.
I’m not telling you these things because I feel guilty or angry at myself. I’m telling you them because they are things I’m working on. Things I recognize about my behavior that I’d like to change. Facing them, talking about them and owning them are the only way I will be able to change them.
Who’s wiling to share this week? What are some habits you’d like to change?