Pep Talks…

Be confident! Be courageous! You did everything right to get ready for the week:

1 SmartPoint dinner
  1. You went to spin class this morning.
  2. You cleaned and prepped your vegetables
  3. You precooked a dinner (Eggplant Boats)
  4. You made egg muffins to grab and go.
  5. You packed your lunch.
  6. You laid out your clothes.
  7. You were mindful about what you ate today.
  8. You took Sadie for an evening walk when things got stressful.
  9. You went food shopping and bought good choices.
  10. You are taking some time to write this post.
My new containers holding my egg muffins.

These are all things I did to help myself be successful this week. If you decided to write your own list, what would say? Sometimes we have to be the ones who give ourselves a pep talk. The inner voice has a lot of power, and we get to decide how to wield that power. Put your inner voice to good use, lift yourself up with appreciation and awe. You are worthy at least that much.

Walking Sadie

Choices…

Here are my pros and cons for today:

ProsCons
I tracked everything I ate
I am reflecting on my choices.
I was aware of my choices at the
moment
I went out of my points zone
I allowed old habits to come back

All in all, it could be worse it could be better. I wish this were easier but I’m not going to waste a lot of time thinking about that. If I were going to give myself a pep talk, it would go like this:

Maintenance is difficult, but you can do difficult things. You have accomplished an amazing goal. This is a life long goal so challenging days like today are going to come your way from time to time. It’s not forever, it’s just for today. Keep working the program. Keep it honest. You can do this.

That’s what I’m thinking about today. I hope you had a good day on the journey. When things don’t go so well, try giving yourself a pep talk. Think about why things happened the way they did, by asking, “What happened right before I made that choice? Why do I think it happened that way?

I am very grateful that I can start again tomorrow.