It's a Good Day Today
Thursday, September 04, 2014
There are many reasons why today is a good day. For one, it's my Husband's birthday. Yay!
I have to brag on him for a minute because I think he's AWESOME. He's kind, loving, a great dad, and takes really good care of us all. He's my rock. I can get worked up and crazy at times, and he's the calm I sometimes need. So Happy Birthday Honey!
Another good thing about today is that last night I planned and prepped my lunch for today. I have joined a new Spark Team that will soon a begin a 5% Fall Challenge. I'm starting to participate on some of the mini-challenges that will lead up to the full challenge. One exercise was to identify triggers and outline a plan for controlling those times.
My biggest trigger is lunch. During the work week, I love nothing more than going out with the girls at lunch and enjoying the time to chat, eat foods I love, and just take a break from work. I always have the best intentions for eating healthy, but then I look at the menu and either pick something that looks better or costs less - both options also carrying too many calories and fat. If it's not lunch out with the girls - it's the times I'm running errands and have to pick up something quick and easy on the way back to the office. Usually I'm starving, so my ability to select more healthful options because my stomach takes over my brain.
SO - today I planned. Last night, even though I was exhausted, I got off the couch and made my lunch for today. Tuna salad, crackers, carrots, an apple, and some light crunchy snacks for later. GO ME! It was all ready this morning, so I had no excuse to not grab it on my way out the door.
The final good thing about today? I'm a day closer to my vacation!! We leave a week from Monday! WOO HOO! A whole week at the beach with my family! Yay!
Ok, back the grind. OOO - I think it's about lunch time!