So A LOT more names were crossed off our NO FRIED FOOD and NO SODA POP March board this month (mine included) as we gave another attempt at modifying behaviors by rejecting soft drinks (soda) and fried food for the month of March.
What knocked a lot of people off were small mistakes in a momentary lapse of memory. A lot of the mistakes had to do with “outsiders.” Outside factors should also be included with our wellness goals.
One member said that she was at the mall in a hurry and ate one of her son’s nuggets from Chick-fil-A, another person said that it was his son’s french fries, and one on was on a date with an “unplanned” appetizer. Nonetheless, after not making the cut some still decided to continue to participate in the challenge and they noticed a few things.
Modifying your behavior helps you:
1. …become more aware of calories and where they are coming from;
2. …become aware of how to incorporate others with healthy alternatives
3. …become more aware of healthy alternatives to put in your own personal tool box for months to come;
4. …become more aware of the power to practice self-control to better our health.
As a trainer/coach, a huge win is hearing that the someone’s cupboards in their home now had baked chips for her children instead of regular fried chips.
Ultimately we become increasingly aware of alternatives around us as we in turn help
others “reverse taste buds” from sugary substances to healthy living!
Larry Jackson ATC, LMT, PES