Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I have tried a number of times to commit to getting through this yo-yo I am on, and there always comes that one time that derails me. This time it was day 3 of 14 for The Spark Solution challenge. Last night my son was gone, so I did the workout and decided I was taking the rest of the night off. How hard can it be for me to throw the food together in the morning?
Well, after being up every couple hours because our beagle was looking for my son (she gets freaked out when he isn't home), this morning was incredibly rough. I was SO tired it was all I could do to get through my SparkCoach check in and my shower. Then it hit me - I hadn't pre-packed my food!
I had 30 minutes before I had to leave and hadn't curled my hair yet (that is a whole different dysfunction of mine that I am taking baby steps on). I looked at the clock and looked at the Spark Solution plan for today. 10 seconds later I was grabbing food from the menus and stuffing it into my cooler. If I hadn't portioned it yet, the whole thing went in. Think head of lettuce, avacado, grapes... Then I grabbed a grocery sack and threw in a handful of tuppers. The food scale and measuring cups went in as well. With those done and in the car, I cooked breakfast and let it cool while I brushed my hair out and dried it (flat neat hair is better than frizzy shower hair). Wrapped my breakfast wrap in foil, and headed out the door without a second to lose.
While I certainly laughed a bit as I tried to separate portions at my desk or in the main kitchen at work, but I stuck with the plan all day. Any other time I would've given myself a pass, picked up a breakfast burrito at Santiago's, lunch with the guys from some junk food, and ended up likely making fast food for dinner. It felt amazing to still stick with my choices, even if I looked a little ridiculous with a picnic cooler instead of a lunch box. The best part is, I have more of the food portioned for later this week, and I left some of the extra fruit in the fridge there in case I forget a snack later on.
Being truly committed feels good!