Here we are, Day 3, and I am feeling GOOOOD!
Don't get me wrong, I know the days are coming where I'm going want to say 'eff it' and throw in the towel. Because in any transformational journey there are going to be hard days, there are going to be things you have to sacrifice, there are going to be decisions that support your goals and decisions that don't.
Changing your eating habits, is hard.
Creating a new routine, is hard.
Not getting Starbucks everyday, is hard. (yes I legit have an addiction)
Healing your gut, is hard.
It's easy for us to avoid things because their hard. It's easy for us to continue doing things that we know are not good for us because it's safe, comfortable, and what we know.
This is the reason I smoked cigarettes for 8 years. This is the reason it took so long for me to commit to a workout plan, or try new foods, or cook at home (yes, at one point I hated it). It's too hard and uncomfortable to change our habits.
But, you know what else is hard?
Feeling so unhappy with your body that you hide from the world and miss out on opportunities.
Having medical bills pile up so high that you lose sleep and stress out about it daily.
Missing work, social events, or other opportunities because your constantly sick and don't feel well.
Living with debilitating anxiety and depression to the point that effects your relationships, job, and your own self worth.
These are all things that I've experienced within the past and actually at multiple points in my life. That is why I decided it was time to get serious. I would rather deal with the hard stuff that is going to make me come out the other side a better, stronger person than deal with the hard that makes my life a living nightmare.
At the end of the day we are in control of our lives. We are in control of our responses to uncontrollable situations. We are in control of how we want to show up everyday.
I was reading this morning and there was a quote that said "every decision no matter how small matters, so ask yourself 'If I made this decision everyday, would I be closer or further away from my goals?'"
I got so caught up in boycotting the 'diet' mentality that I didn't realize I was still harming myself with what I chose to eat. You don't need to follow a diet in order to be healthy. But yes, there are foods that just shouldn't be a part of our daily consumption or even exist in my opinion. When it comes to supporting your health, longevity, and future quality of life it absolutely feels worth it to be more intentional about what I choose to put in my body. Even it means I have to go through the withdraw from eliminating processed food chemicals.
I digress. So, let's recap my day two! ✌
I would give myself another 9/10.
Victories: I followed my meal plan, practiced my gratitude, introduced my gut resolve powder, and completed my workout. I actually decided that I'm going to follow a Beachbody program called MBF. I started it and so far don't want to stop because I'm enjoying it! If that changes at any point, I'll choose something new but for now I'm excited for this 6 week program. All of the workouts and moves are to the beat of music which I am ALL FOR!
Areas for improvement: I reached about 80oz of water out of my goal of 96oz. I still need to go out and purchase my probiotic. And I finished off my left over birthday cake (thank god cause now it's out of the house and out of my face) 🙌 At night I tend to crave something sweet, so I'm currently Pinteresting some healthy sweet tooth recipes - which I'll share as long as I don't butcher the recipe 😂
As always, thank you for your support throughout this journey and if you want to pop over to my Instagram and let me know you're following my journey, it would mean the world to me to know who I'm talking to!!
Cheers to a new day with new opportunities 🥂