Every day is judgment day for me.
And it starts in the morning…
when I step on the scale.
Actually, it’s all about the day before… knowing that I will be stepping up and held accountable in the morning.
Which helps to shape my choices and decisions in the moment.
About the quality of the calories I consume, along with a reminder about the ones I need to burn.
One of the most important things we can do to improve our health is to be mindful of the feedback we receive, as a result of all that we do (or decide not to do).
I focus on the long-term, and build habits around The Health Triad.
- Nutrition – the quantity and quality of the calories you consume.
- Exercise – the frequency and intensity you generate.
- Sleep – the quality and the amount you get.
How can we know if we’re on the right track if we don’t monitor our choices and measure the results of our habits?
Which is why I’ve learned to seek feedback through observation, and embrace failure when it happens. The information is invaluable, and ultimately helps us make better decisions in the future by influencing the next step we take in the moment (toward our goals).
Here’s an example…
Think about it this way. Let’s say you’re overweight. This could mean 30, 50, or 100 pounds. If you’re playing along, use your number.
Safe to say, this didn’t happen overnight.
But if you were weighing yourself daily and tracking it, over time you would notice a steady increase.
So this process of hopping on the scale every day could’ve provided you with a necessary RED flag. Which may have (hopefully) caused you to take a closer look at your choices and habits. And to maybe even seek some help.
Let’s turn this around and see how this example can help you.
The point of weighing in every day is not to cause you to freak out if there’s an increase from one day to the next.
Some days there will be an increase, and that’s okay. What’s not okay is a consistent increase every week.
So here’s why you should be doing this…
It’s for the feedback!
What patterns are you noticing?
Keep in mind, these can be positive or negative.
“For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
~ Newton’s Third Law
And here’s the beauty of this feedback… how are these patterns (from your weigh-ins) influenced by the choices you made over the past few days or week?
Look back to find the real value of maintaining this daily routine.
This keeps it memorable and manageable.
It’s top of mind. So let the scale motivate you! And use it to your advantage.
That’s why every day is judgment day.
“Your choices, decisions, and habits can be shaped in the moment when you know you’ll be held accountable in the morning.” ~ John Dolan
So the question becomes…
Will you maintain the momentum of healthy choices so you can live a longer, more fulfilling life? Or succumb to unhealthy ones and remain discouraged about how every diet you try ultimately fails?
It’s an example of delayed vs. instant gratification.
If your future is more important, then it will be easier to delay that gratification for the long-term value. Otherwise, disappointment and frustration may continue to rear their ugly head.
Only you can decide… so choose wisely.
Thank you for sharing your time with me. I hope you found value.
Now it’s time for YOU to take action…
What’s your Win to be Thin? Leave a comment below.