Feb 25, 2019
Talk to Future You
I was listening to a friend's podcasts called "You Wanna Do What?!" (www.youwannadowhat.com ) and she had a great segment
I wanted to pass along (as well as add some thoughts I had).
There is some food in front of you. You want to eat it. You know
it's not a good choice. However, you really would love to eat it.
Monica brought up a great point. Talk to your future self. In the
past, I've said I never felt bad getting off of a treadmill.
I have felt bad waking up the next day and stepping on a scale and
realizing that food choice that I knew wasn't good has had a
negative effect on my weight loss efforts.
So Monica says to talk to your
future self. Think about how future self will be. Ask yourself do
you really need the thing you are wanting to eat. Ask yourself
"tomorrow will I be glad that I _____" and if you answer NO, then
you'll be glad you stopped yourself from taking bad steps.
Make Your Goals Attractive
I'm still listening to Atomic Habits (get it free on Audible)
and he previously talked about habit stacking where I have stacked
lifting weights while I wait for the microwave to finish. In the
last chapter, I read he talked about taking things you know you
should do and tie them to something you WANT to do. I do this
during football season. I can only watch football if I'm on my
treadmill or my exercise bike. The idea is you start to look
forward to the exercise you have tied to the activity you want to
do. This requires discipline and integrity. In other
words, don't lie to yourself.
If you say, "I'll walk around the block before I watch my
favorite TV show, and decide "I'll walk around the block AFTER the
TV show, you have to discipline yourself. This sounds a bit like
parents trying to get their kids to eat vegetables. "If you eat
your green beans, you get an extra 15 minutes of video
I love the idea of tieing actions to things you want to do, but
don't fool yourself.
From the Audience:
Hey, my name is Caryn and I just started listening to some of
your podcasts here recently and I have really enjoyed them. I like
that you talk about what people really go through with their weight
I myself have been on a "WEIGHT JOURNEY" for quite some time
now and it never fails I give up when I plateau just because I get
so discouraged that I am not losing weight and I want that instant
gratification that I got from say the first 30-40lbs.
I started back in May(this time) on the Keto diet and lost
40lbs without exercise, then I lost my dad in October to cancer and
kind of plateaued and then started to gain weight back. I had
gained almost 10 lbs and was struggling with keeping it off. I
would gain and lose it in the same week. I was basically going from
198 to 204 for months, so here recently since listening to your
podcast and the Ed Mylett podcast, I have changed some
I decided I need to exercise more (well Duh), but also switch
up my diet. Like I said before I was on the Keto diet since May,
well I just switched to healthy foods and slowed down on my cheese
intake. When I say healthy, I added in good healthy carbs as well,
like I was able to have a baked potato and steak with salad the
first night and it was so YUMMY. being on Keto you can't have stuff
like that, I also switched to doing intermittent fasting just a
couple times a week, not every day.
I was so shocked today being the end the 1st week of the
change, I have almost lost 6lbs I started at 201.4 when I changed
everything and now I am at 195.8. It was able to get me over
thinking about giving up and has helped me focus on why I started
doing this in the first place.
I started listening to your older podcast and have kind of
skimmed through the list and listened to different ones and I just
want to thank you for what you do, it really can make a difference
in someone's life. - Caryn
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