31 March 2022

It takes time to form a new habit

 At least for me. I am trying to get into the habit of tracking my food and I sometimes fail miserably. Like yesterday, I didn't track anything yesterday so now I need to go back and recreate it. I will get to a point where it is a habit, it just takes time for me. 

Same way with ab exercises. I want to get into the habit of doing them every day but honestly, I haven't even started them yet. It's a goal I have, but not one I'm able to pull off yet. I think I'll start doing my ab exercises after Supernatural. I'm working out, I'm in my workout clothes, I'm all sweaty, I'll just drop to the floor and do some ab exercises. Going to remember that today. I'm going to put a little note on my computer so when I'm done I'll turn and see it. Once I get the habit it will be all good. I just need to get the habit in. 

Another thing I need to work on is my eating. The doctor's program wants me to cut sugar to less than 24 g a day. That's all well and good, but that's low. I had switched to eating yogurt and fruit and those things are high in sugar. Not added sugar, natural sugar. Maybe I should ask them. Hmmmm.... I forget that I can text them and someone will look it up for me. But I'm working on the habit of food journaling. It's a habit I used to have but one I purposefully got out of. 

Which leads me to another thought, for years I was fed the line that logging your food was completely unnecessary and counterproductive. Weighing yourself on a scale was completely useless. I don't believe those things are true. I believe that it is all in how you think about these things. I'm logging my food and mostly I go over my recommended calories. I don't care. I really don't. I'm pretty good at eating because I'm hungry and eating good food so the fact that I ate 300 more calories than I should have doesn't bother me at all. Same with the weight. Weighing myself every day actually shows me the daily fluctuations that my body goes through and therefore makes the number on the scale less powerful. I'm up one pound from yesterday. In order for that to be real, I would have to have eaten 3500 excessive calories yesterday. I didn't log my food for yesterday yet, but I can tell you that I didn't eat 3500 extra. I know that. So that makes that number a whole lot less powerful. For me, seeing patterns, and knowing reasons takes the power away from things. I think my next goal is to try and correlate upticks in weight with what I ate the day before. I'll see if I can do that. 

Okay the tree has grown and I am out of here. 

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