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How many times do I need to learn this lesson??

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

This week I just have to keep telling myself: failing to plan is planning to fail. I'm not sure about any of you, but that is so true for me. I don't do well with "winging it" in pretty much any aspect of my life. Eating well and making healthy choices is no exception. I am happy to report that generally speaking I am doing well this and making healthy choices, despite an occasional failure in planning. Hubby teases that even on my least planned and prepared days I am 100x more prepared than many other people, it doesn't help.

Anyway, a success I had on Monday was coming home a little bit later from work, hubby was out of town. I was really hungry. My salad around 6 lacked protein, so at 8 I was really hungry and in the car on the way home. My mind came up with 10 reasons we could/should stop at 5 different places to eat. I finally made up my mind! I was going home, turning on the george forman grill, then feeding the cats. I would grill some of the chicken breasts that had been marinading in the fridge over night and have one of those and some veggies. Success! I carried out my plan!

Tuesday I added chicken to my afternoon salad. It helped, but I was still really hungry. I did stop at the grocery store and got more kimchi and a single eggroll. I reheated some chicken, enjoyed my eggroll and kimchi. I was still under calories.

Today I planned on having a grilled cheese. Not so healthy, but part of our student appreciation event. Having had my two shakes, the grilled cheese, some beef jerky, chicken breast with mushrooms and then a protein shake after bootcamp, I am still under calories. WOOOOOO!

Bootcamp was pretty awesome. We had a new gal there tonight. She was proud she got up to come, and we were proud for her. Afterwords she was chatting with a few of us, some newbies and some regulars. She mentioned she appreciated having me there and seeing how I modified a few of the moves. She was a little bummed she wasn't at a place to do everything like the leader showed. My pep talk involved pointing out she came, so she is already doing better than yesterday. I pointed out she tried every move, and she found a way to do it at the level she is at. She gave her 100% and that is all anyone can ask. She was grateful for the pep talk. Then I got to thinking, why can I give her that pep talk, but I have a hard time giving myself that pep talk? I get pretty critical of myself, but didn't I give it my all. Didn't I do my personal best and not short change what my body knows it can by letting my brain get in the way?

So, in conclusion... I had to relearn lessons AGAIN this week:

failing to plan is planning to fail
your mind gives up before your body
give yourself credit for accomplishments. getting off the couch and getting there is HUGE!
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KARENCRANER 4/6/2013 6:51PM

    Great blog!

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ATTACKFATCAT 4/4/2013 1:08PM

    I'm the same way with planning. I end up a lot more successful if I go ahead and cook some lunches/dinners for the week on Sunday. I also have backup cans of tuna/salmon, canned beans, tomatoes, and some packages of frozen veggies that I can always use in pinch. When I visit my boyfriend, I always make sure I bring some fresh fruit and some veggies with me, along with a jar of low-sodium peanut butter in case I need a snack with some good carbs/protein. I need to get better about carrying around healthy snacks like packages of nuts and the little protein bars I keep in my desk at work just in case I'm stuck somewhere and starving.

It sounds like you have had a great week so far and that your plan is really working out for you! Definitely don't go hungry, but having those high-protein meals and snacks is going to help you feel satisfied a lot better than a fast food meal. The longer you do that, the easier it gets! I went three months without a fast food meal until last night (I visited my parents house and that's what they had for dinner) and while I've had my moments, those have been a lot less frequent this past month.

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ADARKARA 4/4/2013 7:59AM

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