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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Don't sabotage yourself.....

"Always seek out the seed of triumph in every adversity" 
~Og Mandino 

Yesterday was my FIRST day getting refocused on being healthy and getting back into my hardcore workouts.  As stated in past blogs I have allowed my time to run away with me in the past year vs. me running MY time.  Things have gone to the waste side including my weight and the healthy lifestyle I live.  So I got a couple girlfriends on board with me and we are getting back to basics together.
The menu I planned on having this week I made some adjustments to at the last minute.  The meals in blue are my changes that I have made.  This allowed me to hit my caloric deficit goal as well as enjoy the food I am eating.

·         4 Egg whites and 1 cup of organic sweet potato (baked)
·         Green Tea, no sugar of any kind added

Am Snack:
·         1 apple
·         1 scoop of protein
·         Green Tea, no sugar of any kind added

·         Mellie’s Turkey Chili 2014
·         Green Tea, no sugar of any kind added

PM Snack:
·         1 scoop protein
·         Green Tea, no sugar of any kind added
(Drink one scoop of ARM immediately after a weight workout only)

·         5 Oz lean steak
·         2 cups of spinach
·         Green Tea, no sugar of any kind added

PM Snack: (1 hour to 30 min prior to bed)
·         1 scoop of protein
 Day 1 was suppose to be AM cardio and PM weights workout.  However neither one of those plans were accomplished.  Sunday night I had issues sleeping and only got 2 hours worth of sleep. That night I was not feeling well, still tired and worked 10 hours, so I just told myself to take the night off and not stress over not getting any kind of workout in.

In the past this would have sent me spiraling.   I would have felt out of control, I would have been mad at myself for failing. I would have thrown my hands up in the air and subconsciously would have allowed myself to walk away from the plan for another week.  But instead I reminded myself Rome was not built in a day.  Adversity comes to us at all times and from every direction and the best thing I could do is accomplish what I could and stay the course. 

This morning, again, am cardio session was planned and yet again I failed to achieve it.  But once again I was not mad at myself nor did I beat myself up.  I simply went right into my meal plan and got on course with that.  I intend to get to the gym tonight, and I am looking forward to it, but I know that I can only do what I can do.  If something comes up, just like everything else, I will deal with it and adjust.

As you begin to enter into your goals and taking the steps to make your changes just remember to be kind to yourself.  Do not set your, or allow anyone to set your, expectations too high.  Make a plan and take the necessary small steps to help you achieve your plan.  You do not have to be instant body builder material or gym rat to start out and you don't have to do things 100% perfectly.   

So many times I have seen many people fail because they put way too many demands on themselves. Consequently when they have an off day they throw in the towel. Don't sabotage your goals and don't sabotage yourself.. you have nothing to prove to anyone but yourself.

Have a healthy day!


1 comment:

  1. Michelle,
    You have the right attitude and I am sure you'll get back on track. I do yoga 3xwk and the hardest part is getting to the studio at 730am-thankfully only 10min drive there. If I am ambitious I can ride my bike as a warm up but for me lately that is pushing it as all our roads are quite muddy now in Belize. I eat a ton of fresh veggies and fruits and lean meat/fish, use coconut oil and honey as a sweetener in baking or coffee. I am blessed to be naturally thin but I need muscle mass. Getting back into yoga after not doing it for awhile has been my savior. I do swim and bike and walk so that has kept my weight good. I am actually seriously trying to gain weight. so I go to Luna womens protien/iron bars after a workout.Keep the faith-you'll get back on track!