2B Day 1: It’s Ok to take a shortcut

May 30th, 2018 was the day I decided I was going to resolve to actually make a change. Not just talk about it. But to do it. Putting actions to my words. It was the day I started making small changes. It was the day that I made a resolve that reached down to my soul – to adjust my MindSet and 2B healthy. But for the sake of continuity, I am going to use the actual start date as 6.10.18 so that all measurements will be from the same scale.

Pre-START Date: 5.30.18 / Weight: 312.8

2B Start Date: 6.10.18 / Weight: 304

Before Mood: Angry with my body. I hated it. That is all.

Day 1 – Weight: ? (Total Loss: ?)

I woke up and figured I could sleep an extra 5 minutes. 45 minutes later and I am sprinting downstairs and out the door, barely grabbing my carefully prepared meals. I get in the car and I realize that I forgot to weigh myself. Shoot. Note to self: move scale downstairs. I don’t use the upstairs bathroom in the morning. So downstairs it goes.

I am 21 minutes late to work, on our busiest day of the week. This could easily have soured my mood. But I made a resolve on the way to work that I would not let this deter me. This resolve is super easy because I have been learning to live a life of positivity over the past couple years. When times are dark – you just have to look for the tiny shards of light to hold on to.

The rest of the day goes pretty smooth. I pick up this weeks groceries (Thank goodness for Freddies Click List! I would much rather spend my precious time prepping the groceries than actually shopping). I pick up Thing 2. We come home, I turn on the music, and I get to work. Thankfully Thing 2 does help every once in a while. I spend most of my afternoon on my feet, prepping, walking extra steps. All the steps do add up. I make extra trips – ON PURPOSE. I may not be able to fit in a specific exercise today – but I can just put one foot in front of the other.

What did I learn: That prepping meals AHEAD of time – makes life so much easier. I don’t have to think about what to eat and when. Today – food did not control me. I also learned that drinking 16oz of water before I eat – is not that hard and it really does fill me up a little so I do not eat as much. I started drinking 16oz pre meal last week – and I can already tell that when I feel like I need to eat – I am starting to subconsciously drink water and then that feeling like I need to snack on something – dissipates. Pretty cool.

But I do need to work on the shakeology shake recipe. I had a really hard time finishing that. Even though it did help me with my afternoon hunger pains – I need to change the recipe.

I also learned that I need to really think about what route would be easiest for me. If I overthink it and make it complicated – I know I will struggle. So I need to make sure I figure out will be me in a win-win situation.

Mood: Day 1 ends as a success. Phew. That wasn’t too hard.

Today’s Anchor: Sometimes the easiest path is not cheating, but putting you on. The Express freeway to buildable small wins.

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