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Week 1 - Day 1

Monday, October 21, 2013

I am starting again. I'll admit it - I'm an emotional person. I let life's ups and downs dictate my mood and my actions.

It's funny how sometimes you start to see the same message popping up everywhere you turn, and eventually you begin to pay attention. From SparkPeople the message that hit me was, "If you eat what you have always eaten, you will weigh what you always weigh." Truth. Another message I've seen recently goes something like, "In order to be the person you want to be, you must do what you need to in order to get there." In other words, what am I doing to reach my goals? Anything? Sitting there wishing things were different?

But I have tried many times in the past and the numbers just don't move like I think they ought to. Or I walk past a mirror and can't believe that's what I still look like - I feel better, I should look better. Why?? Lack of consistency. I start seeing small changes and I get frustrated that they are small, yet they are moving in the right direction. I get frustrated by something entirely different and I go into a tailspin about everything. STOP!!!

I recently read a SparkPeople post about a member who said that within two months she started seeing positive changes. I thought, "2 MONTHS????" But that goes right back to consistency.

I am challenging myself to do the 30 Day Fit Food Challenge (2 times), along with the Diabetes 8 week workout plan. If I want things to be different then I must do things differently.

What are my major roadblocks? Lack of grocery planning. Lack of preparation in advance. Lack of looking at meals ahead of time (especially dinner). Lack of preparation for emergencies.

I spent some time this weekend planning, shopping, and prepping. My breakfasts and lunches are prepared for the next 6 days, and dinner is prepared for the next 2 days. At least this week all I have to plan ahead are dinners. I spent less time planning than I thought I would, after all I have done this several times in the past, and I prepped with my daughters who also got inspired to prep their lunches for the week ahead.

If I can spend the time planning and prepping then my week, and the next, and the next, etc. should go pretty smoothly. Now....to get up in the morning for a short workout. How to convince myself to do that??

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