Why is it so hard to be consistent? Why is it so hard to do the things you know you need to do.
You know what I mean. Over the past 2 years I had lost about 40 pounds. Then gained some back.I know the trouble. I can control what I eat 4-6 days a week, but on 1-2 days I eat things I shouldn’t.
My guilt maker is sweets. I don’t go completely overboard, just not enough consistency to keep the weight where I want it.
Consistency it seems is the key to many things. Building a business…health…keepin fit. The movie, Julia Julia really made me think about this. How did that woman write a blog everyday.
Why is it sooo difficult to remain consistent?
My answer, I’d love to hear yours… is Self-Gratification. It seems that many of our bad choices are coping mechanisms. I reach for sweets on the day’s I’m over stressed. I choose not to exercise on the same days. Some day’s I don’t have an overwhelming reason not to eat… except wanting to be healthier.
Having 10 extra pounds around isn’t much of an issue for me. I don’t have heart disease, joint disease and I exercise regularly and feel good. But for people who have serious problems: diabetes, heart disease, obesity… I would think they would have the motivation to curb this backsliding.
Yet, it seems even harder for people who have these problems. (Obviously, this is why they have them)
I think we all have to find an overwhelming motivating reason to stop a bad habit and be consistent. And then daily, hourly, minute by minute remind ourselves why we want to do a thing.
What do you think?