Reflective Essay On Unhealthy Behavior

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My goal over the course of these few weeks was to have only one sweet treat per week for one month. As the table above displays, the first two weeks I did not meet this goal. Upon reflecting on how I could improve my unhealthy behavior after the first two weeks, I decided to implement some strategies that made my challenge much less challenging.
One strategy I implemented was running every morning. My mother loves to run, so she accompanied on my morning runs. This was very helpful in maintaining my morning runs and helped me get in the right mindset for the day. This change improved my healthy behavior because after running, I did not want all of my hard work to go to waste on a donut or coffee loaded with cream and sugar.
Another change I implemented was forming a support system with my friends and family. Previously, I had issues avoiding sweets when I would go to dinner with a friend or while attending a game night with my family. I would find myself in a position where I was tempted with sweets and it was difficult for me to decline. Thus, I decided it would be best for me to inform my family and friends that I was trying to change my unhealthy behavior of consuming lots of sugar. This was the most effective strategy in helping me kick my unhealthy habit. When I was offered some delicious peanut butter fudge by a friend, I simply said, “no thanks, I am trying to cut out sugar.” To my surprise, saying something like this often inspired someone to do the same. Many of
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