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Rennovating My Temple

By Chasingjoy @chasing_joy

Rennovating My Temple

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I know it has been a while since I last wrote anything for the My Body My Temple Series. But fear not. I have not completely neglected my permanent residence and let my outer shell go into ruin. My Physical health is still at the top of my priority list. It is much easier to Chase Joy with a strong and healthy body. However, I do confess to letting some routine maintenance slip.
I am trying to do things a bit differently now. I have struggled with my weight my entire adult life. I know how to lose weight; move more eat less. But somehow it is not that simple. Now I am trying to focus on some of my behaviors that get in the way of me eating less and moving more. I have heard from multiple people and publications (that I cannot remember) that it takes 4 weeks to break or start a new habit. So here is a list of all (that I can think off) the behaviors that are damaging to the structure of my Temple. I am going to tackle them by focusing on each behavior for a month to modify it before moving on to the next one. I started last month on my Birthday so my months will start on the 17th of each month.  Check out my list so far:
  • Stop waking up and snacking in the middle of the night – March
  • Stop eating in my bed room – April
  • Stop eating to keep from falling asleep and go for a walk instead (this is usually at work) – May
  • Stop eating mindlessly while focusing on other things (reading, computer, etc) - June
  • Stop secret eating (eating amounts or types of foods alone to avoid judgement) - July
  • Stop knowingly emotional eating (eating when I know I'm really sad, lonely, or angry and not really hungry) - August
  • Decrease my portions - September
  • Stop eating in my car - October
So this is my plan for the next few months.  I'm hoping that by focusing on each thing for one month at a time these goals will feel more achievable.  Since March I have only gotten up in the middle of  the night and snacked 2 times.  I'm sure I have saved myself at least 50 to 100 (probably more) calories a day.  I'm also hoping to take advantage of the accountability by sharing my plan with you Joy Chasers. 
It is not easy for me to admit some of these behaviors but I'm sure I'm not the only one.  What behaviors would you like to change to bring you closer to your goals?  What can you do /or not do to treat your body more like a temple?

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