Weekends arrive, social events are scheduled. We are exposed to the habits of those we live with who may have a whole different idea of when and what we eat. We are caretakers so we accommodate.
Life happens and we all want to embrace the good times with friends and family. It’s fun, it’s good for our souls to engage in making memories with those we love and care about. We can do this without sabotaging all of our efforts during the week.
I did this back and forth thing for so long. Awesome week, awful weekend. Over and over. I finally had to have a long talk with myself. I came to this conclusion. I was tired of the constant battle. I learned that when I drink I lose my inhibitions and I would eat things I did not need. I could justify anything after one glass of wine. I would robotically graze, not even thinking about the calories I was consuming. I had to break the cycle. I realized how hard I workout. I realized how much effort I put into logging, learning about food, cooking healthy meals, grocery shopping, planning, and researching. Why would I spend so much time and put so much importance on being healthy and then dump all those hard efforts down the drain in one weekend. Anything I had gained or lost during the week was sabotaged by my poor weekend choices.
I broke the cycle. It was the one thing that was keeping me from progressing. I changed my habits. Guess what? I still have a social life, I can still enjoy a nice dinner out without alcohol. I plan for the times I want to enjoy a nice glass of wine or two. Breaking this cycle was one of the best gifts I have ever given myself. It made me stronger. I found that I do have willpower.
The difference between successful people and those who aren’t is habits. In every dimension of your lives, your job, your relationships, your finances, your health. Habits.