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Discipline

10 Aug

So about a month ago I posted my years goals and how they were going.

One of the things I wanted to work on was my nutrition and weight loss goal.

I am now into my third week of doing a combination diet of Paleo and Zone.  It is going really well so far.  I feel good and am trimming up.

The biggest change however has been in my realization that accomplishing goals like this take 1 big thing to be sustainable:  Time.

Most people can be disciplined and focused, but usually only for a short time.  I included myself in this category for weight loss.  I would eat well for several days, even a week and then “not see results” and then have a “cheat” meal that would lead to falling off the healthy kick.  The thing is, no one sees real results after a week!  Sure you may lose a few pounds of water weight, but real change happens over time.  A month, two or three of real discipline and focus will create change in behavior which should be sustainable for lasting results.

Whether it is weight loss, starting a business or blog, improving you relationship, getting out of debt, or whatever you may want to do, don’t forget that it takes time!

Here is a great formula I got from Dave Ramsey:

Success=Focus+Discipline/Time

Success is focus plus discipline OVER time.  Stay focused and disciplined long enough and things will happen.  Pretty encouraging!

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Meatloaf and What It Taught Me

19 Oct

I have recently discovered a valuable way to improve my marriage and love my husband.

I have learned to support my spouse’s diet needs and goals.

The story goes like this:

My husband was doing a food challenge for the Paleo diet and I was supposed to make a Paleo meatloaf.  Now, it is not that hard to make a Paleo meatloaf, but I thought it would taste better with bread crumbs, which are no no on Paleo, rather than almond flour.

So I make the meatloaf and he is super excited for it, but I start feeling weird about the breadcrumbs. I tell him about the bread crumbs just as it’s coming out of the oven and ask if it is a big deal.  Well it was since it was a food challenge and he was trying to be strict with it.  Thankfully, he only joked about it as I made him sausages for dinner, but I could tell I had disappointed him.  He really wanted that meatloaf!

Meatloaf, yum.

I learned a valuable lesson that night!  If your spouse is trying a new diet or just trying to eat healthier, it is really important to support them.

It is hard to be strict with something, especially if you are doing it without support.  So, while I am not strictly following Paleo, I make dinners and other meals we eat together in line with that diet.

Part of my job as a wife is to make life a bit easier, and I can do that by making meals in line with my spouse’s diet goals.

Want to read more food related posts from KickAssWife?  Read Here:

A Good Meal

Want to read more about the Paleo diet?

thepaleodiet.com

robbwolf.com

everdaypaleo.com

paleoplan.com

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