Being my own best cheerleader
Monday, May 20, 2013
Today I had to run from job 1 to the bank to job 2, which left little to no time to eat lunch. As I was running the bank errand between jobs, I looked at my packed lunch of a large salad & beans and had a very brief thought that really, what harm would there be in just stopping by the fast food place for a wrap. A little crispy chicken won't hurt, right? And a big salad and beans are too time consuming to eat... no way to eat them in the car while driving. (Whereas anything burrito-like can just be shoveled in, am I right? LOL!)
Then it dawned on my that it was my fast food addiction talking. And I decided that it's time for me to be my own best cheerleader. How many times as a mom and sig other have I cheered someone else on when they really needed it? I HAVE those skills. I just need to apply them to ME. And so that's what I did. As I drove, I gave myself the pep talk I would give my kids or my friends or somebody else I really cared about. And I drank my chia-seed tea as I drove and then found 5 minutes between clients at job 2 to have part of my lunch. I finished the rest of it later. And you know what? I was OK. In fact, I have made the conscious decision to consume high-nutrient foods and I did that today, and I felt better physically than if I had eaten fast food. And I'm feeling better psychologically, because I DID IT! I stuck to my plan. And as I was driving and giving myself my pep talk, I thought about how it felt to let cravings run my life and run my decisions. You know, it doesn't feel that good. And as I ate my high nutrient food, which I actually do like, I just don't crave, I was thinking about how the high nutrition was giving my body the building blocks it needs to support my health. Really good feeling.