“That which we persist in doing becomes easier for us to do—not that the
nature of the thing has changed, but that our power to do it is increased.” -Herbert J. Grant
Repetitive behavior forms habits….good habits OR not-so-good habits, the process works the same either way. The more we do something, the easier it becomes. This is important to remember when we are making healthy lifestyle changes because some days are down right hard! During those difficult days/times, it’s tempting to tell ourselves that it will always be like this, so why bother? Not only is this untrue, it’s also the perfect “out” for us to let ourselves quit. Don’t fall prey to this line of thinking!!!
Is losing weight and maintaining a goal weight a struggle for most of us at times? YES, absolutely, but as you continue on your journey, many of the healthy choices you’re making start to become second nature and it DOES get easier. There is power in repetition and routine. Stick with your plan and don’t allow the yappy little voice of your “evil twin” to throw you off your game!! Your perception IS your reality…so start seeing these things you’re doing….eating fruits and veggies, drinking plenty of water, getting enough rest, monitoring your portions and honoring your body’s physical cues….as part of who you are rather than just a weight loss plan.
You can do anything that you set your mind to doing, so set it on whatever YOU want to have happen and don’t allow yourself to doubt, second guess or sabotage. No looking back, just straight ahead to each new moment. When you make unhealthy choices (and I assure you, at some point you will because we ALL do) accept it, own it and even enjoy it, since you’re doing it anyway and then get back to healthy basics as soon as you can. This is a process.
The more you “jump back on the horse” so to speak, the more of a powerful habit getting back on track will become. Forgiving ourselves and starting each day fresh is one of the healthiest habits I can think of and along with it will come a healthy weight.
All is well! Hope to see you very soon 🙂
Below is my updated Weight Watchers meeting schedule. If you know anyone considering Weight Watchers send them to see me! I’d love to help however possible!
Terra’s Weight Watchers meeting schedule
Mondays-Naperville Center-930am and noon
Tuesdays-Schaumburg Center-10am and noon
Wednesdays-Naperville Center-8am, 930am and 11:30am
Thursdays-Geneva Store-10am, Noon and 5pm
Fridays-Geneva Store-8:30am and 930am and South Elgin Center at noon