One thing I’ve learned in my life is, being a creature of habit benefits me.
It may not be for everyone, but it works for me and I feel like it makes my life a little easier.
I am sure it has helped me maintain my weight (at least within 5 lbs) for most of my adult life. For one, I never miss a meal and it’s almost always the same thing.
For literally two years I ate two scrambled eggs for breakfast with a half of a banana and, of course, my coffee. The only days I would occasionally stray from that would be on the weekends, and even then it would usually only be on Saturday. Right now, my breakfast of choice is plain oatmeal with walnuts.
Lunch I would vary a bit, but still one of a choice of three or four different foods, sliced turkey with a salad, hard boiled eggs with a half of a sweet potato, or left overs of whatever we had for dinner the night before.
Dinner would definitely be the meal there wasn’t as much consistency with, but my choice of meal would typically be a protein, vegetable, and a starch. Of course being Italian, there is pasta mixed in there as well.
Between meals I will snack on almonds, and I seriously count them out (a little crazy, I know), a piece of fruit, a cheese stick, and granola bar.
Working at Core has also helped with my consistent work outs.
I recently read that;
- Consistency makes the job easier. It forms habits and habits lead to success. When you do something over and over again, it becomes almost second nature to you. It now becomes easy to do what just a short time ago was such a chore.
- Consistency develops routines and builds momentum. Like anything else, getting started on something is sometimes very hard. Momentum makes you more productive.
It’s not foolproof, but definitely makes my life a bit easier. Being a creature of habit allows me to focus more on my family while still living a healthy life.