I Didn’t Eat the Cookie Dough-The Tale of Self Control
Two and a quarter cups of flour, one teaspoon of salt, one teaspoon baking soda in a small bowl. In the large bowl add the sugar, the eggs, vanilla and butter… We all know the nestle chocolate chip recipe (I may know it a little to well for my own liking).
As we stir in the flour the creamy goodness of chocolate chip cookie dough comes to life. One little bite won’t hurt…
Maybe one more… as we secretly eat it in pure delight…
How hard is it to resist?
(if you don’t like cookie dough, well I don’t know what to tell you other then show me your ways!)
It can be extremely hard to resist, just like other times in our lives.
Maybe it was the time we over ate, maybe it was the time we spent to much money, maybe it was the time we had to say no but really wanted to say yes, maybe it was the 500th time we said we would get up and workout but we didn’t.
We all experience the struggle of learning self-control throughout our lives. Sometimes we take two steps forward, and 4 steps back. We all do it, that’s life.
Learn from those steps back, so the next time you are better prepared.
Have you tried losing weight?
I am sure we have all been there, when that bag of cookies in the kitchen temps us. But after the third day we cant say no anymore. and before you know it your back to square 1. It happens, forgive yourself and move on.
What you must understand is that your self-control is a lot stronger then you realize. Sometimes we just have to learn how to set our selves up for success instead of failure.
There are certain things that we can do to give a lot better self-control over different aspects of our lives.
a. Learn to control your thoughts and your emotions (you can find more on meditation here)
a. Set small goals that are easily manageable and lead to one larger goal
3. Eat Smart
a. Instead of eating sugary snacks or empty calories to curve cravings, try something that digests slower such as whole grain rice or meat.
a. What is your motivation, to avoid the temptation? Remembering your why will help you stay strong through the hard times.
a. Do you ever feel like going off on someone that really agrivates you? Try focusing that energy into your workouts. You’ll have a lot better time ignoring the impulse to go off on them
6. Forgive yourself
a. Forgive yourself for the mistakes you make. Sometimes we tend to over indulge when we practice self control but fail. Remember to forgive yourself and keep moving forward in the right direction
Believe in yourself, have confidence in your abilities and don’t eat the cookie dough (well maybe just one little bite). You are stronger then you know and you have the power to achieve anything in this life. Don’t let some cookies hold you back from achieving your goals. Your dreams are worth it.
So take the leap, take the leap and don’t ever look back!
Want to learn more, you can check out this link below!