The Brain Game
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
I love that meme that says something like, "you only have 20 minutes of cardio left, that's just 10 mins twice, or 5 mins 4 times" - I've always done that. It's definitely how I get through my workouts, just by focusing on the next 5 minutes, or the next part of the workout series. Break it down into manageable pieces. I've always done that with my week too. Monday is Monday - can't do anything about that...but then Tuesday is almost Wednesday, which is halfway through the week! And on Wednesday you can say, "tomorrow I'll be able to say tomorrow is Friday" and on Thursday you say, "tomorrow is Friday" and then "woo hoo, it's Friday, it's almost the weekend!"
It's funny how I do that with my weeks, and I do it with my workouts, but when it comes to diet plans or lifestyle changes I typically put so much pressure on myself to make this large changes that I try to rush through instead of taking it piece by piece and day by day. This time, I'm doing things differently. While I AM thinking ahead and meal prepping and planning a bit, I'm not worried about next week, or next month. I'm living day by day with no pressure. I'm taking baby steps. ANY activity is good activity. Staying on my nutrition plan is enough. No over complicating things, no making things difficult for myself. It's so much more enjoyable.
Today for lunch I went out for Korean with a coworker. I ate half my meal - not for any special reason, I just wasn't hungry for the whole thing, and brought home the other half. This was a win for me - in the past I would have stuffed myself until I was uncomfortable and feeling awful. This time, I stopped when I felt satisfied. Actually - the cool part is that I felt satisfied at all, rather than wanting to keep eating past feeling full. Once I got home with my leftovers I cooked up some extra veggies and tofu and added it in and now I have a full meal for tomorrow packed with veggies and deliciousness.
It might be the home-made pico de galo I just ate talking, but today, life is good and I'm feeling really confident in my lifestyle changes. I got this. I can do this.
I hope you're all having a sparktastic day!
P.S. Anyone else sometimes have a hard time thinking of a title? Ugh, even doing it last can be difficult!