Experience – Record – Remember
I just recently started what I like to call “Experience – Record – Remember” in an attempt to keep myself in check and on track. When I do something like a new workout or totally over indulge, I pull out my phone and take notes. As lame as it may sound, it’s working. Here’s the best example I have so far…
Last Friday I had a “BAD” fit life day… no exercise, donuts for breakfast, taco feast for lunch, and (really good) Himalayan food for dinner (an excessive amount, might I add) accompanied with lots of wine. Needless to say, I felt extremely yucky! While I’m all about avoiding extremes and finding balance, I was disappointed in myself for practicing so little self control. So, I sat there feeling absolutely terrible, stomach rumbling, eyes drooping, and realized I had reached my tipping point. I grabbed my phone and took the following notes:
! Craving Caving !
my tummy grumbling and unhappy with me
disappointed that I didn’t practice more self control
unable to focus
like my pants are too tight
my feet swelling… seriously, what is going on? my heels barely even fit…
to remember this feeling
to practice more self control when tempted in the future
to enjoy food and life without reaching this point
to consistently live and love my fit life
Literally, that is exactly what my note in my iPhone notepad says, and I can honestly tell you it’s working. In the past few days since then, I’ve pulled out this note every time a craving struck and I was able to work through it. Try it sometime and be your own goal getter!