I left my radio show thirty minutes early this morning. The soreness of the "happening" is subsiding each day. This morning was different, I felt sick, didn't sleep well last night and needed to go home for rest before returning for afternoon production duties and a big holiday giveaway broadcast this evening.
I crashed for a few hours and woke feeling better. I'm still moving slowly but I'm sure I'll be back to 100% by Christmas.
I plan on returning to the gym tomorrow. I've really had to practice a calm self-compassion/understanding over my lack of workouts the past week. The fall was early Saturday morning...I haven't stepped foot in the gym since Friday evening.
It's interesting, even with a perfectly valid reason to rest and recuperate, my brain still thinks poorly of missing too many days in a row. In a way that's good, as long as it doesn't develop into self-abusive thoughts. It must be tempered with honest reason.
I maintained the integrity of my plan today. I navigated my calorie budget well and I remained abstinent from refined sugar. Tomorrow is another maintenance weigh-in at the doctor's office. I weigh every two weeks during maintenance mode. This schedule is subject to change, but right now it seems to be working well for me.
I've had a few support exchanges over the last few days that reminded me of places I've been along this road. It inspired me to explore one particular dynamic: The complacency that sometimes develops after we experience a measure of success.
When we have some success, even when it's far from the goals we're working toward, and we're feeling better than we have in a long time, we can be tempted to let our guard down.
This is a normal dynamic. Success often breeds complacency. Suddenly, occasionally sacrificing our plan doesn't seem to be a big deal. Complacency runs amok without a plan.
Complacency breeds negative results.
An expansion on these thoughts goes back to the heart of why self-awareness is critically important. It's why when we reach certain milestones we mustn't stop, we remain aware--we keep our plan--maybe we make some slight modifications, but we're not becoming complacent.
In this thought process, I find the important reasons why I don't "got this," and how it isn't about "arriving" at some magical destination.
It also confirms why developing a plan I can enjoy for life is critically important. And if I give my plan the reverence it deserves and I remain aware, then I have the best chance at avoiding complacency.
And in this, I'm giving myself a gift of continued freedom, the likes of which go far beyond the physical.
My Tweets Today:
Good Tuesday morning! Dark roast with two tablespoons half & half X 3 cups. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/fFLkJobZn5— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 22, 2015
Breakfast in MFP... pic.twitter.com/fkNTfk5ThF— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 22, 2015
Beef N Mshrm w/3 whts-1 whl egg, 6oz 96% lean beef, 2.2oz mshrms & 2 slices mozz. 6.4oz apple, 4.4oz orange. 594 cal pic.twitter.com/IpMD6lHFy7— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 22, 2015
Midday coffee with two tablespoons half & half. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/SZUoa564yS— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 22, 2015
Lunch in MFP... pic.twitter.com/df6Q9zjnJg— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 22, 2015
4oz whole grain thin spaghetti w/168g (3 srv) low cal alfredo & 90g mixed veggies. 560 cal. pic.twitter.com/zlG0kHMvBu— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 22, 2015
Dinner in MFP... pic.twitter.com/TcPovV8fbh— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 22, 2015
Beef fajita & zucchini crispy tacos w/6oz beef, 3 tblspns sour cream, zucchini, lettuce & 28g white cheddar. 637 cal pic.twitter.com/zoZ701cbiz— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 22, 2015
Ready for the biggest holiday broadcast of the year. Regular coffee with 3 tablespoons half & half. 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/DfAicMC0eB— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 23, 2015
Fast fruit run... pic.twitter.com/kK2WAQmBK7— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) December 23, 2015
Thank you for reading and your continued support,