OK, so I am kinda lazy. And I forgive myself a lot. For instance, if it’s workout day and I don’t feel like it? Ok, don’t do it. Don’t want to go to the thing? Blow it off. Want to eat an entire cheesecake? What the hell? Which is likely why I weigh what I do, and my house is a mess and I spend hours and hours on Pinterest (LOOOVE Pinterest!) rather than do useful work.
But there are consequences to that, right? Like the kids wear wrinkly clothes off the floor because nobody put them away, I spend too much money because we end up eating out, and the kids catch my bad habits and are turning out to be the same way.
So it’s time to be a grown up. And only good can come of it, right? More discipline. So here’s what we’re going to do.
I grew up Catholic, and so the idea of Lent is ingrained up in my head. So once a year I give something up for 40 days. Last year it was Pinterest. That was hell. This year, it was a toxic relationship and restaurant food. And 40 days is doable. But instead of going back to being a schlub this time, I’m going to pick another thing for the next 40 days. Not necessarily to ingrain a new habit, or to get a permanent change going, but just to practice. Practice the art of self discipline on the theory that it will improve me somehow.
There’s a long list of things to choose from.
coffee, coffee creamer (100 calories a day)
snacks (OMG 1000 calories a day)
or jelly splash
Or- alternatively I could DO instead of avoid.
drink 2 bottles of water.
That’s all I can think of off the top of my head. but that’s 400 days worth, so a decent start.