So, I lost track of all the eating I did over the weekend. It wasn't super bad (though not that great either!), but I just didn't keep track.
I missed weigh-in, too.
I've found myself saying a lot lately that I've lost my motivation.
I've lost "that lovin' feelin..." so to speak.
But you know, I've spent a lot of time studying my Bible lately (I've got a lot more time on my hands now that my youngest is in kindergarten!!), and I've come to believe that this thing we call "motivation" is, in many ways, no different from love or faith.
They're not feelings; they're decisions.
Waiting to FEEL motivated is a fatal flaw in weight-loss efforts or any other goal-setting exercise. If we base motivation on feelings, it's only temporary ~ and often won't be there at all!! But if we base motivation on knowledge, and decide to persevere regardless of how we feel, that's when we'll continually experience success.
I can choose to wait to feel like turning down snacks, or I can choose to turn them down because I know it's smarter, healthier, and more character-building than the alternative. The former might happen every now and again, but the latter is a conscious decision which is the basis for a permanent lifestyle change.
One is completely within our control. The other is just wishful thinking. (Seriously, who can honestly claim they feel like NOT snacking??!!)
What are you choosing today? To practice what you know is good, wise, and healthy; or wait until the motivation to do so strikes again?