Make smaller goals that are easy to reach.
This is something that I'm working on right now. This way, instead of feeling terrible that I didn't exercise at all, maybe I will feel good that I got on the bike for twenty minutes.
Instead of feeling terrible that I didn't track ALL my food, I feel good that I tracked dinner.
Instead of feeling terrible that I ate NOTHING BUT JUNK FOOD ALL DAY, I will feel good that at least I at one cup of vegetables.
These are all things that are very hard for me to do.
I'm a very "all or nothing" person, especially when it comes to eating and exercise.
I feel like if I don't track EVERYTHING, and if my food isn't ALL healthy, and if I can't exercise DAILY or for an HOUR, then I might as well not track at all, eat ONLY junk food, and sit on the couch all day long.
But wouldn't I be a little bit better off if I ate at least SOME healthy foods, got in at least a few minutes of focused movement, and watched my portions at least a little bit by tracking maybe even only one meal?
I think so.
I'm going to focus on doing at least one good thing a day for myself, and I'm going to try to celebrate the little victories.
This will include ALL aspects of my life, not just diet and exercise.
Here's what I have accomplished today:
1) I walked the dogs 3 times (10 minutes each time)
2) I took a shower
3) I got on my bike for 40 minutes
4) I tracked my emotionally overeating breakfast on MFP
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