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I want to quit

Quit what?  My job.  Yoga.  Weight Watchers.  Housework.  Yes, yes, yes, yes.  I REALLY don’t want to quit but I keep having the thought run through my head – When I’m at work it sounds like, “I hate this job.  This is so boring.  I hardly make any money. What’s the point? I should have called in sick.”  During yoga the quitter in me says, “Why am I here?  I’m hot and tired. I want to sit this one out.  I’m hot and tired. I want to leave early.  Maybe I should take a bathroom break.”  When I’m almost out of points for the day (or faced with a dessert I really want) that damn quitter YELLS, “Just eat it.  One brownie won’t hurt.  You can start again tomorrow.  Quick, no one is looking.”  And housework – I’ve basically already quit that, ha-ha.  So what I’ve come to realize is that the more I entertain thoughts of quitting the more I have thoughts of quitting.  And thinking of quitting in one area of my life makes it easier to consider quitting in other areas, too.

So what’s a quitter to do?  How do I get these thoughts to exit my head once and for all?  I know the answer but don’t know how to really implement it.  The answer?  Dr. Beck gave it to me when she said, “Each time we “resist” an urge to fall off plan or not exercise we strengthen our “resistance muscle” and each time we “give in” to temptation we strengthen our “give in muscle” making it easier to either “resist” or “give in” next time.”  The same can be said about quitting, too – ie. the more often we quit the easier it gets to quit.  Another helpful idea is one I found on cravings, “A craving ends when we definitely decide to eat the temptation or to not eat it.  The final decision is what makes the craving go away.”  So like I said I know the answer, but how does one really go about riding their mind of quitting when something gets too hard?  I know I’m not going to quit any of those things but the desire is always there.  I want the desire to go away.  I want to accept my situations and do the work to get through them without dwelling on the idea of quitting.

UGH.  I wish I could master my brain.  Sometimes it works so well, ya know?  I guess it’s true that your mind can be your best friend or your worst enemy…

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Eating Better. Moving More.

Angie


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They say that muscle is heavier "by volume" than fat is, which means 5 lbs. of muscle takes up less space than 5 lbs. of fat within a body. I'm a believer. This totally explains how your clothes begin to fit better even though the numbers on the scale aren' t moving very fast.



This is GROSS. I know. But I'd rather see the fat HERE than on my body...


Each time we “resist” an urge to fall off plan or not exercise we strengthen our “resistance muscle” and each time we “give in” to temptation we strengthen our “give in muscle” making it easier to either "resist" or "give in" next time.


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