I wanted to continue my Best Laid Plans idea from yesterday. I’m not sure I got my point across as I had hoped. I get a sense that most of us have a plan and are executing on that plan. All very commendable. But what about when things go wrong. You know when you fall off the wagon. When there comes a time when you just don’t want
to follow the rules.
What do you do then?
Do you have a plan for that time?
Most of us don’t.
This is why I am talking about this.
Now is the best time to do this.
How about an analogy….may not a good one but how about like when you write your last Will. We make a list of things we want someone else to carry out for us when we are no longer here on earth.
This is the type of plan I am talking about.
A list or set of directions that YOU can follow when YOU are no longer able to keep your head clear on your healthy lifestyle.
Why not write it now. During the good times. Write yourself a letter.
Here’s what it might say….
If you ever hit the wall. If you ever want to sit on the couch and eat chips all day.
When you are pissy and don’t want to talk to or see anyone.
When you are shaming yourself for all your failures.
this is what I want you to do:
1. Get off the couch.
2. Throw out all processed and junk foods in the house.
3. Drink a big glass of lemon water.
4. Pull up my pictures of the Obese ME.
5. Remember. Remember why I worked so hard to healthy.
6. Call an old friend up and ask them to remember with you.
7. Now just stop it. Snap out of it.
8. Plan your next healthy meal
9. then get out and take a walk.
Your Loving Self
I’m suggesting that we take the time to write a letter to ourselves. A letter we can pull out and look at when we get in that rut. We’ve all been there before. Wouldn’t it have been good if we had a letter we could read and remember why we worked so hard to get healthy?
Take about 30 minutes and jot it down. Put it in an envelope. Put it in a place where you can find it when your tired and weak.
What do you think?
Please leave me a comment and let me know if you have a plan for when you get off track? What is that plan? Is it written down? Can you pull it out when you need it?
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