Day One Hundred Thirty-Six…

Today was a little off-kilter. The day began with 5:15 am spin class and our regular instructor was out. We did have a substitute and she did a great job leading the class.  It was just different. I had to accommodate someone else’s style, so I sat up front so I could observe more closely and get the most out of my workout:

Then, I went off to work I had to be in at 8:00 am for a day of professional learning. I knew I had to stop at my school first and drop off some plans for teachers assistants so I got an early start. Then…

That added an additional 20 minutes to my already 45-minute commute!  I didn’t expect that and somehow I managed to get into school in time. Again, I had to figure it out and go with the flow.

I packed a good solid lunch and I ate it heartily because, duh, I do enjoy food. Then I realized, “Humm I’m still hungry…”  It was definitely internal hunger. I knew because I drank some water and waited 20 minutes and yes, I was still hungry. There were loads of unhealthy choices available to me:

My friend had some Vegetable chips that I scanned with my Weight Watchers App, and it was a good deal, 2sp for a 1/2 of serving. So I just went with it. I find that app so helpful, I really think it’s an amazing tool:

As I reflect on my day, I realize that there were so many times things didn’t work out the way I had envisioned. I can’t always control what happens to me, but I can exercise my power over the choices I make in response to the “unexpected” stuff.

Being flexible is necessary if I want to be successful. I think this is something I have always taken for granted about myself, and now I’m learning to take this quality and apply it to my weight loss efforts. I am learning how to appreciate this part of my being, and I have to say, that feels really good.

So, if you’re reading this blog, my wish for you is that you take some time right now to appreciate how amazing you are. And if you can’t do that, let me be the kind voice in your head that tells you that you have the power to reach your goals. Believe it!

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