Tuesday, June 18, 2013
It's only just after breakfast on Day 2, and I can already feel the rumblings of failure in myself. "This is too hard," I tell myself. "I'm spending way too much time in the kitchen; I'm becoming obsessive about this and I don't have a life." "I don't like the food I'm having to eat - all this processed, pre-fab stuff - all this meat."
If I'm not careful, I'm going to blow it.
Time for a reality check.
First and foremost, I am NOT a prisoner of the program! Is it completely unthinkable that I could make intelligent substitutions, even if the book doesn't give explicit instructions? Of course not! I can eat tofu instead of pork, for example.
Yes, I am spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Good thing I like cooking. In the beginning there will be things that take time to organise and that's OK.
I'm not obsessive about Sparking - it's just that beginning a new phase takes a big time commitment at the beginning. That's OK too. I am trying to learn something new, a new way of eating and being to help me be the strongest, healthiest me I can be. It will become play soon enough.
I can make the program work for me; it is a tool to free myself to be what I want to be. I can (and will) make my own salsa, my own whole wheat pancake mix, etc. I'll do so intelligent mixing-and-matching. If I'm hungry, I'll top up on extra veggies.
What I WON'T do, is give up!
Remember, if you keep doing what you always did, you'll keep getting what you always got.