I have had a couple of people talk to me about not wanting to be nagged about their diet or their spouse has told me that the reason that they don’t stick to healthy eating is because of a lack of “DISCIPLINE.”
What is discipline? Discipline means behaving according to what you have decided is best, regardless of how lazy you might be feeling. You have to have self-knowledge. You need to decide what behavior best reflects your goals and values. This process requires introspection and self-analysis, and is most effective when you have written your goal down. I highly recommend taking the time to write out your goals, dreams and ambitions. Even better, write out a personal mission statement. Dr. Covey has a site where you can do it on his site:
As you begin to build self-discipline, there will times where you will be undisciplined – such as avoiding the gym, eating a piece of cake or candy, etc. Developing self-discipline takes time, and the key here is to start to be aware of your undisciplined behavior. In time, this awareness will come earlier, and if you catch yourself being undisciplined before you are in the middle of the act, you will have the opportunity to make a decision that is in better alignment with your goals and values.
(Try not to make your food boring to help with your motivation. Look over my older blogs where I make suggestions for food choices that taste great and you will look forward to having. You don’t just have to eat boiled eggs and steamed veggies! I eat great things every day and I am happy. I don’t need a bunch of crap to be happy. I just got my shipment of Miracle Noodle Angel Hair pasta today. I have my low carb pasta. So, I am happy!)
Print a motivational saying and hang it up in plain site so you will remember/