I met my weekly goal to get some activity each day. It wasn’t some crazy workout routine for me – it was to walk my dog. The sun was out the weather was mild and we both enjoyed it a lot….
On the downside I said yes to eating a Carvelite Small Cup and that was 14 SmartPoints. So, I’m over today. But isn’t the point of this journey to learn how to live and eat the things I want? I’m learning how to be more moderate and those lessons only come with these kinds of experiences.
I hope you are saying “Yes!” to the things you really want. I hope you are experiencing the power of saying “No.” and sticking with it because that feels pretty awesome too.
After work, the race is on! I commute, I get home and the wild rumpus starts. Peel the potatoes get them into a pot, take out the pot roast I cooked on Sunday, wipe down the counters, and play the messages, throw my ice pack in the freezer, and dump the plastics in the sink. Load the dishwasher, schedule the car for service. All of a sudden it struck me as I was running around my kitchen, pulling dinner together, packing my food for tomorrow, scheduling the car for service, while keeping a close watch of the time because I knew I had to pick up my kids from work and the gym – I am such a mom.
Moms (and dads) get the job done! We do whatever it takes to keep the house going, kids cared for, cars on the road, and (literally) dinner on the table. However, there is an important part to my little story from today that shouldn’t be overlooked. I included my needs in the flurry of jobs that needed to get done. When I prioritize my needs I am setting myself up for a better outcome. If I elected to skip my needs this afternoon, tomorrow morning would have been so much harder. Or, I would have just skipped it all together and gotten some food on the fly that may not be plan friendly.
Maintaining my weight loss is very important to me. If I value that then I have to make time for it – even when it’s crazy busy. I hope you are doing the same thing. I hope you are carving out a little time to take care of you.
In terms of my weight loss and maintenance goals it was a great week. I achieved my fitness goal: I went to spin class three times. In terms of food, I will rollover 35sp. today and I did not feel deprived or hungry. Plus, there are a few little moments that happened during the week that I can celebrate:
I was mindful about what I chose to snack on my ride home today. I went with a (very) small apple instead of a snack bag of chips.
Two days ago, I read my action plan that is hung on my refrigerator and that helped me to realize what was really going on – I wasn’t hungry I was stressed in a moment.
I reflected and worked on some strong emotions about a disappointing relationship
Well, it’s no wonder I’m so tired! Busy week, and a lot to deal with. I am just glad to be home on this cold March night and am looking forward to getting some good rest. I weigh in tomorrow and I think my efforts will be reflected on the scale, but even if they aren’t I had a great week.
I’ve been on track with my fitness goal this week. and I notice that I’m feeling fit. I feel agile, I have lots of energy, and my posture seems better. I have good control over my breath and when I raise my heart rate during very challenging parts of my workouts, I can bring it back down. This is very neat, because lowering my heart rate is a work in progress.
It’s easy to take progress for granted. It’s easy to get down on my failures. I think for today, I just want to celebrate what is going well. I’m feeling healthy and fit today- it’s really nice to feel this way.