With a blog named Running With Perseverance, you’d think I’d understand that consistency is key. And I do understand it. It’s the putting it into practice that is tripping me up.
I also have been relatively consistent with blogging, although I’ve been letting that slide a bit lately. If I don’t get my posts written on the weekend it can be really difficult to write even one during the week. By the time I sit down to relax its usually 8:00 pm, and I have to choose between catching up on Facebook, catching up on other blogs, writing a new post, or reading. Unless I’m really inspired, I’m likely to spend a bit of time doing everything but blogging. Still, I am posting about three times a week, and I think that’s plenty for me.
The area where I’m really struggling with consistency is my eating. Between bad habits and business trips, I’ve gained a solid five pounds over the past few months and they are not going away easily. I say I’m trying to rein in my indulging, but am I really? I may avoid mindless munching for a few days, but then I find myself eating potato chips for dinner because “I’m not really hungry.”
I resisted the cinnamon buns,
but not the baked-in-flight chocolate chip cookie.
I used to skip all the fried appetizers at work receptions, but lately I’ve been trying those mini crab cakes and bacon-wrapped scallops. I need to decide that I really want to shed these extra pounds and then commit to being consistent about my food choices.