Through adversity, strength is nurtured – Modern Monika proverb
This week started out great, I was in “honeymoon phase”. The program was new, commitment was high, and enthusiasm high. Today is Friday, and I’ve had a couple challenges. Here’s my recap – and what I did:
Challenge 1: Running late with kids needing morning attention – have to get to work and not prepared for day’s food program.
Solution: Regroup quickly – protein shake to go – hard boiled egg whites and veggies for lunch with tuna pack and handful of salad greens for afternoon snack. Not the best – not too tasty – but kept to plan.
Learning: PLAN AHEAD – make sure to have quick items on hand to take with you on any situation. If not – try to keep to the plan by reverting to basics.
Challenge 2: Last minute change in plans – have to attend unexpected event.
Solution – Stop by grocery store on way to event. Get salad greens, a cucumber, some broccoli and a grilled chicken sandwich from the deli case. Ask for a plastic container from same deli area. Remove the soggy bun from the sandwich – throw away INSTANTLY. Chop up chicken and veggies on container – add salad dressing you now always carry in your cold bag in a trunk (see Learning 1) and have lunch on the fly.
Learning: BE CREATIVE AND SMART
Challenge 3: Naysayers who either say “You don’t need to do that” or “You should eat fill-in-the-blank” or worse – don’t say anything – but eat in front of you!
Solution: Be STRONG! Remember this is for YOU and your health! Jump Start was tough, this is the next step. Keep with what is working for you. If you have a morsel of indescretion – DON”T give in to a mouthful. Move away, modify your behavior – congratulate yourself for your focus, and begin again.
Learning: Just like Josh Hamilton, we are all human. Recognize an error, take a breath, move on with a positive attitude. Recommit, and tell yourself – “I can do this!!!”
My biggest hurrah this week – I FOUND MY WAIST!!!
It returned after a 1.5yr hibernation and is rapidly being invited to come to the party! Tomorrow my waist and I will b going for a 3mi hike – looking forward to the weekend, and the opportunity for some quality family time.
Next post – Superbowl Sunday – with the myriad of wings, beer and dips – what can I eat?????