Thursday, November 5, 2009

DAY 88 Working on Consistency

Good Evening, Journal!

I got a lot of sleep last night, and feel better. I've been thinking all day about Consistency. I am STILL working on it. Hmmmm... that means I am consistently working on becoming consistent. Ha ha!

I remember reading an article about reaching goals and dreams, and something has stuck with me from it ever since. It said:

First, figure out what the price is that you must pay to reach your goals, your dreams. 

Secondly, decide whether or not you are willing to pay that price. 

And lastly, make a CHOICE and then DO it... the sooner the better. 

I found my notes showing that I did this little exercise, and I had written down that the price that I needed to pay to reach my goals was: CONSISTENCY

I want Consistency in all the various areas of my life I am working on... nutrition, exercise, getting enough sleep, good time management, etc etc.

I am great at these things... in spurts. I am still working to become consistent.  I have proven to myself that I CAN do them... short term. Now I want to extend that out.

As far as I can tell there is only one thing between the short-term consistent me, and the extended-version consistent me: and that is CHOICE.

So that is what I am working on. I refuse to accept less... I know I CAN do this. It is within my ability. Now I need to CHOOSE to do it, on a daily basis, in the big things and the little things. 

I want to remember that every "little" decision has a consequence. And in the end, it will all add up. I can do this. :-)

From Dr Phil's book: "Ultimately, only you--and you alone--are responsible for getting your weight under control."

My verse for today: "Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge."

My quote for today: "For changes to be of any value, they've got to be lasting and consistent." --Tony Robbins

Enjoy the Journey,


1 comment:

antgirl said...

Excellent post. You have really done your homework, Loretta.

Can I suggest adding one thing to this mix? Figure out how to change up 'the sacrifice' so that you are not thinking of it as something you're giving up. Why? It's totally a mental thing. We want what we tell ourselves what we can't have. We mourn and feel deprived. If you can spin that differently, so you don't see it as a sacrifice, you will find consistency much easier to stick.

Ie, that I have a choice as to what and how I eat is a blessing, something I am truly grateful for. There are so many people on this planet who do not and would envy my dilemma.

That was one. Secondly, I took my passion for the observatory and writing and tapped into it for healthy eating and exercise. I talked myself into seeing the right choices as the indulgence and the pampering. I also literally say *yuck* when I go through the bakery for my bread. That one takes awhile to sink in ... LOL

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