A Mediocre Start
Friday, January 16, 2015
Look, we all want this to be an easy task, but if it was we wouldn't be here in the first place. This process is going to leave us with results that are in direct correlation to the effort we put into it. Lay out your plans in detail. Visualize and predict your results. Act, according to your plan, in a way that will make your visualization a reality. How did SparkPeople put it? Oh yeah, planning, prediction and performance.
This topic is one I started to blog about quite awhile ago; before I committed to regular blogging last summer. So when I sat down this morning to write my weekly blog, I came across it. I say it all the time to the folks in my diabetes prevention classes, and to the folks I still do personal training for…”your results will be in direct correlation to the effort you put into this process.” There is clearly a dose-response relationship.
It was a mediocre week for me this week, directly correlating to my effort of course. I’m still doing a great job of getting regular exercise in. I’m doing a fairly good job of visualizing where I want to be, how I want to look and more importantly-how I want to feel. But I’m still struggling with controlling the nutritional component. I plan and record my food through the day to my afternoon snack. I do an OK job eating dinner, even not always knowing what I will be having. But when there are treats in the lunchroom, I am weak. Knowing there are frozen (or any) treats in the house, makes me weak. These are the things I must get control of.
My sister is coming from Washington tonight and we are going to get matching tattoos. We have been planning this for about 4-5 months. I’m super looking forward to this weekend. I’ve got no particular meal plans in place, but the great thing is that she is a supportive and willing participant in my journey. She’s willing to try new and different healthy food options, like quinoa recipes, etc. All in all, it should be a relatively healthy, fun and relaxing weekend.