A different tomorrow

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

I am so close to reaching my goal. I am deeply grateful for getting here. I keep thinking about my decision to keep going no matter what. 

I decided to change my fitness routine completely and start a new sport: CrossFit. It has been a big challenge. It has been painful, difficult but oh, so rewarding. I will write more about it later. 

Today, I am thinking that if I want results tomorrow, I need to take action today. For example, I am learning a lot from my failures when it comes to nutrition. I basically eat too much sometimes and I delay the results I want. 

Here's how I am learning to take action:

Recognition and Acceptance - I had to recognize that I splurged. I told the people in my WW meetings about my splurge, then I tracked it. All of it. I was way above my daily points allowance. Those numbers helped me to see reality. Tracking helped me stay accountable. It helped me not to be afraid of failing. It helped me be aware of the data part of my mistake. It also helped me accept my reality. It was up to me to get myself out of that hole.

Planning and Preparing - If lack of boundaries was my problem, planning and preparing gave me boundaries. I plan my meals each week. I started by writing a menu for the week. I take into account our family's schedule as well as the food we already have at home. After I grocery shop, I prepare my food. I learned that preparation is not supposed to be perfect. It just needs to happen. In the past few weeks, I've been able to prepare breakfast and lunch for the entire week. I also get started on side dishes (mostly veggies) for dinner. I took the extra step of putting all the foods in containers so all I need to do is to grab and go. I can't tell you how many times those little containers saved the day. 

Vision and Purpose - Losing weight is not easy. Getting fit is not easy either. I am staying encouraged by remembering what my vision is. My vision is the be a healthy wife and mother. My purpose also keeps me encouraged and accountable. 

Do you want a different tomorrow? What small action can you take today?