March 2017

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Today was day two and it was better. I was able to stay on track with my eating plan and I felt good about it. I am also blogging about my day two so this means that I was able to meet two of the three goals set for today, my eating well and blogging. The third goal I set, unfortunately, I didn’t meet. I did not make it to the gym for a workout 🙁 My heart and mind wanted to, but I just didn’t get it done. I will do better tomorrow and it will be the first goal that I attempt to reach. You see, I have a love/hate relationship with working out. I love it after I do it, but I have a hard time getting there. I just have to get it done. No excuses. Once I break the cycle of not going, I usually have no issues with going the next day and so on. It’s just getting there that is the hardest part to me. I know that sounds crazy, but it is my truth. I own it and I plan to do something about it.

I have done well for three days (no I will not keep counting the days) and I am proud of myself. I will keep adding solid and strong habits to my daily routines until I have mastered the habits and do them without thinking about them. That is the goal. I am still excited, so that is a good sign that it didn’t wear off yet. I can do this. I WILL DO THIS!

In other news, today I am starting a book titled “The Fred Factor“. I learned of this book awhile ago while reading a story about a teen named Fred who rode his bike 50 miles to register for college. It was said that he was homeless and had no other options to get to his college. The story really touched my heart and while following the story I learned of the book, The Fred Factor. I can’t wait to get started and learn something from this book. This is not a book about the teen which biked to college, but it came up in discussion while reading about him. My night will consist of drinking some H2O and starting this book. Cheers!

Until I blog again,

Yesterday was what I called “pre-day one”, which means today was the officially day one. Day one wasn’t foul proof, but it wasn’t disastrous either. I would say I met 70% of the goals I sat out to meet. Was it perfect? No. But it was better than yesterday and any day last week. The one thing that I am proud of from today was that whenever I was tending to a goal set, that I actually thought about it. You see, in the past I would just do things without the thought process which would normally end up with irrational outcomes or unfavorable outcomes. Today, I was thinking, which is a huge step for me.

The one thing that I set out to do but didn’t get it done was to get back to the gym. I had plans and I really wanted to, but when the alarm went off this morning, I cut it off and slept a tad longer. I thought I would go after work, but I was tired. Instead I came home and made a nutritious meal and sat and enjoyed it. The plans are that day two, tomorrow, I will reacquaint myself with the gym and exercise. I am looking forward to going back.

So all in all, day one wasn’t a failure. I did somethings great, where other things I still have some tuning to do. Marathon, not a sprint. If I keep that in mind, I shall meet my goals and surpass them. I look forward to that. One day at a time.

Tomorrow, I have three goals:

  • Get to the gym for a morning exercise
  • Stay within the goals of my eating plan
  • Blog about my day two

I am excited to do better tomorrow.

Until I blog again,

I have tried and stopped, tried and stopped, tried and stopped until I am ready to push past the stopping part and giving it my all.  The thing about this vicious cycle is that I have never been past the “stopped” part to see how far I can go.  Because I have always stopped quit, I have never known what I can accomplish and that to me is a scary thing. Why is it scary? Well for the simple fact that I personally have quit at attempting to succeed.  Makes sense? I sure hope so.  I want to push, fight and grit past the quitting and see myself in another phase.  Why can’t I blog without quitting? Why can’t I eat healthy without quitting? Why can’t I lose the unwanted weight without quitting? Why?  That’s what I want to answer and I am the only one that can answer that question for myself. How can I answer that?  By simply pushing through and finding out what can get done if I do not quit, finding out what goals I can meet by not quitting. Easy, eh? Well, I know it will not be an easy feat, but I am up for the challenge.  I am ready to see what I can get done by doing the things that I know I have to do to reach my goals. I’m ready.

Today is ‘pre-day one”.  I named it that because while at work today the notion of starting came over me, so the day had already started and I had already did the opposite of what I want to set out to meet.  I started right then and there though, as soon as I felt the little voice saying “start now” and because I was mid-day already, I decided to name today, “pre-day one”. Tomorrow is officially day one and I am excited.  I am using this “pre-day one” to help prep for day one.  This mean that I am blogging today, making a schedule that I will start tomorrow, getting my gym bag ready and making sure my breakfast and lunch will be packed and ready for tomorrow.  I have to et myself up for success so today is a perfect day to do that.

Like I said, tomorrow is day one.  I will be first focusing on my eating habits and ensuring that I am setting time out to get to the gym for a workout.  I will weigh myself (and maybe post the results, although that is scary), I will track my food intake and I will exercise.  And of course, I will blog about it tomorrow.  Here’s to my day one of my newly written book.  I know that it will not be easy, but I am up for the challenge.  Read it here first, on this day (March 28, 2017), I will be a success story to myself and for myself. I am just getting started and I am excited. Off to finish my “pre-day one”, my prepping for day 1.

Until I blog again,