Real Talk

Forming healthy habits should be simply a matter of saying you will change something and then implement that change.  You should be able to self motivate, set the alarm, visualize and make it happen.  You should…but, I don’t find that easy. Maybe some would say that I lack the incentive or whatever… who knows?

I have a wonderful husband, three beautiful children, and an extremely stressful job.  My husband and I talk about our day over drinks and cigarettes.  Bad habit, yes I know.  I am an introvert and in this bad habit, I find it easier to share my thoughts and feelings and vent about my day.  So I’ve come to realize that it is not a matter of breaking a habit at a time, it’s not as simple as putting nail polish on so that you don’t bite your nails.  It is a change of the mindset, of how I communicate with my husband and family, of how I relieve the stress of my day.

It is now Day 2 of my lifestyle change, and I have to say, it didn’t really go that well.  I got home, I worked out, had dinner, so far so good, then “How was your day?” “OMG, let me tell you”…followed of course by drinks. LOL.  Day 2 of this journey and already screwing up, wow.

Here is the thing, when I made the decision to get healthier, I thought it meant getting up earlier to fit in that workout or simply being able to communicate with my husband at the end of the day, same as always, sans the drink.  WRONG!!!  It is finding a healthy way to relieve stress and overcoming my natural introvert social interactions.  It is so much bigger than I realized! And on top of that, finding the time to exercise!!!  Wow.

So how the hell do I do that?  I guess, as they say, ONE DAY AT A TIME.  It’s going to be one hell of a journey.

3 thoughts on “Real Talk”

  1. Babygirl, you hit the nail on the head. It isn’t easy. Not even a little bit. And even knowing a change in mindset is needed, doesn’t mean the old mindset is going to go away without a struggle. But you can do this…ONE DAY AT A TIME…we can do this…ONE DAY AT A TIME. So don’t obsess over setbacks. Just keep it moving!!!

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