Today was awesome because I didn’t have to work, but it also ended up being a “dump” day. In other words I avoided doing all the stuff I would normally do throughout the weekend and dumped it on Monday, which lead to a very busy day. I kept thinking I’ll have time to blog, I’ll have time to blog, and now it’s nine and I am barely getting a post up! So much for thinking I would use Monday to pre-write a bunch of posts… that didn’t happen… oh well I’ll just keep flying by the seat of my pants like I always do. Life is just more exciting that way I guess!
Okay this one was tough if not darn near impossible for me. I snack so much while I food prep that I barely think about it anymore (thats how I know it’s a bad habit). One time recently I almost tasted a piece of raw chicken, thats how mindless my tasting habit has become. Ya, that bad. So this week’s challenge was pretty hard for me. However, I was able to significantly reduce my snacking just by paying attention to it. Also, about half way through the week I bribed myself with a pedicure if I totally stopped snacking. That was a real motivator for me, even though I wasn’t really perfect the thought of a pedicure motivated me to try harder.
Tips On Changing/Creating A Habit:
1. Make sure the habit is one you are committed to changing
I was committed to changing this habit, but not as much as I love snacking. I had to find a motivator to make it really worth it for me.
2. Be conscious of your efforts and keep a record
The first couple days I had to write down what I “tasted” as I went, that helped me be more selective in my choices so that I wouldn’t have to make an embarrassingly long list.
3. Reward yourself with something you actually want (non food related.)
Once I thought of a pedicure the whole thing got a lot better. I had a REAL tangible reason to give up my tasting/snacking during food prep. I actually ended up going shopping instead but hey I still rewarded myself.
I know this post is a little late but for all of you that participated I’d love to hear a recap of how it went?!?!?!? Was it difficult or pretty easy? Did you have to trick yourself at all?
Don’t forget to check out this week’s challenge: Get enough good quality sleep, at least 7-8 hours.
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