Sabotaging Thought Number 2 – Tomorrow I’m Going To Be Good
Today's Will Power Moment - 36
with Dr. James Meschino
Another sabotaging thought that prevents people from succeeding with their weight loss and wellness goals is the inner conversation or verbal pronouncement that sounds like this: “Tomorrow I’m going to be good. Or, now doesn’t matter because tomorrow I’m going to be good”. But, as you well know, tomorrow is always a day away. In fact, tomorrow never actually arrives. The reality is, when you wake up the next day, it’s actually today again, not tomorrow. And you keep fooling yourself that you’ll be good tomorrow – and tomorrow never actually arrives.
The key to success is to be good NOW – in THIS moment. Believe me, tomorrow will present itself with the same cravings, challenges, temptations, and stressful events that will just as easily pull you off track. There is no magical tomorrow, so, the key is to start now and be as consistent as possible in each moment that presents itself. You know what I mean: every choice you make at breakfast, lunch dinner, social functions, the office birthday celebration, holiday season, weddings, BBQ’s, sporting events, and/or other gatherings. Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you can cheat today or skip your workout today because you ‘re going to be good tomorrow or start tomorrow. That’s a dangerous inner conversation that usually leads to failure with weight loss and wellness goals.
In the fact, the big difference between those who succeed and those who don’t, comes down to “in the moment decisions” that are made one day at a time, one moment at a time – and all those little decisions add up over time to major changes like:
- Shedding all that excess body fat,
- Improved muscle tone, physique and body shape,
- Lowered levels of cholesterol, blood sugar, triglycerides and high blood pressure,
- A much more youthful appearance.
To achieve the body nature intended you to have and enjoy, it’s not about telling yourself you’re going to be good tomorrow. It’s about seizing this moment and making the wellness choice in each moment that presents itself, regardless of the circumstances, which also includes scheduling and following through with your exercise program. So, I’ll end by not only encouraging you to eat smart, and live well, but to start doing it right now – TODAY, and every today, and not by cheating today and planning to be good tomorrow.
That’s how it gets done.
Dr. James Meschino
Dr. James Meschino
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. James Meschino, DC, MS, ROHP, is an educator, author, and researcher having lectured to thousands of healthcare professionals across North America. He holds a Master’s Degree in Science with specialties in human nutrition and biology and is recognized as an expert in the field of nutrition, anti-aging, fitness, and wellness as well as the author of numerous books.