Monday, May 07, 2012
Well... it isn't goin' so swell. I think out of the entire week, I stayed within my range 3 days. But that's ok. I'm not perfect. :) I'm definitely not beating myself up about it. Just going to have to work on making better choices.
I have a whole nother week until I can do some grocery shopping. I hate being on this food budget from hell. It makes it very difficult --not impossible, but definitely very difficult to make smart choices.
I've had to back off a bit on the whole eating clean thing due to my budget. I can eat clean for about 2 weeks, then I have to make do. It ends up stressing me out, so I'm opting out of that stress factor for the time being. There WILL be a day when it will be a piece of cake. :)
So what I have decided to do is give myself a break. It is next to impossible for me to avoid many of the 'monsters' out there, given my budget, so I am going to have to choose my battles. HFCS will always be one that I choose to battle. I will continue to do my best in choosing my meats wisely. And will still get as close to unprocessed as possible. Organics will have to be few and far between. I need to be smarter about my money. Super smart.
I also need to hop back on the Positive Thoughts bandwagon. They have slipped away from me over the last week. I need them back. :) I am going to start a gratitude journal, to better assist me on my Positive Journey. If you are unsure of what I am talking about, check out www.thesecret.tv . There are many other sources, but this is the basic.
I just need to stop allowing doubt into my mind. There truly is no room for it. I had a few days of weakness and negativity, so doubt saw that as an invitation. But Doubt is NOT invited. I'm gonna have to get the Positivity Bouncers to escort them out. ;)
And on another note. Has anyone heard of Tabata?? I got an email from Shape magazine about some of the top workout myths, and saw a link for Tabata, the 4-Minute Fat-Burning Workout. Sounds very interesting. You can read about it here --> www.shape.com/fitness/cardio/tabata-
And with that, I am going to get off here and get to business. Have a National Coach Call to hop onto to better my business, and my mood!
Hope you all have a blessed day!
Friday, May 04, 2012
....I feel free.
I made a big change in my life yesterday. For some, it may not seem so big. But for me, it might as well have been crack cocaine.
I quit Facebook.
I know, right?!
Well, I didn't quit it forever, just taking a short hiatus. But by reading the comments on the post that alerted my peeps, you would think it WAS forever. LOL Drama queens. ;)
When I signed out last night, I almost instantly felt better. I felt...relief. I may have even slept better.
This morning, no facebook. I checked my email. Canceled an order for a Kindle book that shouldn't have happened, got my kiddo off to school, came home, cleaned out the cat box, did the dishes, swept the floor, made my Shakeology, mopped the floor, vacuumed the carpet, made a to-do list for the kiddo, refilled a couple prescriptions, cleared up the refund situation with Amazon --who was actually a delight to work with, and now I am ready to workout, mow the yard, and wash the car. I have a few other things on my to-do list, but do you really want to hear about it? Prolly not.
My point is, it's only 9:30 am and I have already done more in that time than I would have normally gotten done on a facebook day. Sad, no?
I rather like it. I may keep it up forever. Maybe make the weekends facebook time. Who knows. We'll just take it one day at a time. :)
But I feel flippin great.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
I'm not happy with the way things are going at the moment. So I need to change that.
I have some re-grouping, re-focusing, and planning to do. New goals to be set. New accomplishments to achieve. I'm just not sure where to start.
The path I am on is going no where. I have NO idea what path to take. That's something I need to take to God. Only He knows. MAYBE, it's the one I am on...but I need to do MORE with it. I *know* I need to pick up the pace.
I want to be that happy, healthy, determined, and focused girl. But presently, I am none of those. I see something shiny and I drop everything and re-direct my attention. Losing focus.
I can go over my WHY again and again, day after day, time and again. Apparently, it isn't big enough. Because I'm still in the same place I was when I started.
I'm not saying that my life sucks. In fact, it truly doesn't. I'm very blessed with the things I DO have. My son, a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs, and food in our bellies. Very blessed.
Maybe, it's just that I am feeling so intolerant today. I have no idea why. It *could* be hormonal, but it's awful soon for that. :/ But I'm all outta whack where that's concerned anyway, so who knows?
Basically, I'm not who I want to be, and I don't know how to get there. I don't know where to start. There are so many things that need fine tuning, focus, and determination. All three I severely lack. Clearly. Or I would have been at my goal weight when I started with SparkPeople YEARS ago.
It's no wonder I love chocolate cake & brownies! ;)
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