Trying to switch over my schedule from day sleeping to "normal" is always a challenge. Since I work from home and can work around any schedule I find myself on, it gives me the time to do it slower and more naturally, but it always screws with the diet and exercise.
There is no energy to do things, everything suffers. Although I feel more mentally alert and aware my body says, "I slept in today - weeeeeeeeeee it's a free day!"
Such is the case yesterday, when we didn't get any shopping done, which led to one more day off program.
Therefore I'm up early today to get everything in order. I'm going to have a good breakfast (a spinach omelet made with egg beaters) and maybe some oatmeal with raisins so that I can actually - drumroll please - get to the gym today. That is my one and only goal. Well that and shopping so I can eat on plan today. No more take out. Baaaad takeout.
I'm gearing myself up for Boot Camp and the odd thing is, as hard as it's going to be I'm excited about it. Actually, I shouldn't even say hard because it's not hard, just challenging.
And that's the whole point. The point is to push myself to do things I know I can do and continually test my limits.
I'm excited. There's no telling what I can accomplish. If I can prove to myself that I can change my life for the next twelve weeks by incorporating heavy exercise and more disciplined and healthy eating - the weight loss will really be a secondary issue.
This is more about finding my inner power and strength.
It's all in the attitude. Flopping from I will do it to I did do it. Changing my position of letting my circumstances happen to me to taking charge of my circumstances. I've done it before, I'll do it again.
Watch out world, here I come.
It's the New & Improved Ginger - not because she's thinner but because she's a champion. Someone who is strong enough to change what she doesn't like and celebrate what she does.
My atta girl for yesterday - hummm.. Gonna hafta think about that one. I think I'm most proud of the fact I didn't let anything stop me. I didn't have the right foods to eat on program, but I didn't stuff myself with bad stuff. I definitely had portion control. I didn't have an important tool to meet a deadline for work, but I worked around it. Basically if I ran into a wall, I figured out a way to get around it rather than let it stop me.
And today will be better. I've turned a corner, I think, and I'm really proud of myself. So for that, a definite atta girl.