doing the hard thing to get the good result
February 17, 2015
:: choosing foods that fuel my body well and help shed pounds
:: sleep training my “baby” so we all get good sleep and the adults get our bed back
:: serving nourishing foods to my littles and foregoing unhealthy preferences to enhance healing and wellness
and the list could go on.
thinking this morning about these things and the concept of delayed gratification. oh, this familiar term is really what it comes down to, in these weak areas of mine.
what’s holding me back??
the easy. the inclination toward comfortable, less effort, more ease, more pleasure … short term pleasure vs long term known gratification.
i know the foods that fuel my body well; that facilitate loss of weight that is waiting to come off; that reduce bloat and aches and fog.
i also know cravings and hunger and the discomfort of self control.
but self control, restraint, intention followed by action, focus discipline –
that’s where it’s at.
and it’s time for me to decide.
so here it is, as i’m writing i am formulating my plan to address even just one of the points mentioned above …
the “hard thing” this week will be food.
– no gluten
-no added sugar
– no snacks between meals
– no late night eating
good fuel this week: protein, greens, ample veggies, some fruit, good fats. water.
and coffee. always coffee 🙂
“For the SPIRIT God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”