Friday, January 27, 2017

January 27th, 2017 A Better Chance

January 27th, 2017 A Better Chance

The extended rest period every single afternoon this week, continued today-and although I'm showing zero flu-like symptoms, I'm convinced the exceptional tiredness is part of the recovery process. I have a long list of things I want to do-- and when I started rattling off a few things on the phone with a friend-- they reminded me that I'm still recovering and to seriously, take it easy. Okay--I will, but it isn't easy. It is important--and it is a part of taking care.

It was a busy day at work, punctuated by a midday location broadcast from a cable company. I finished the broadcast, enjoyed lunch and headed back to the studio for production work before heading home to rest.

My food plan has been on point. The fundamental elements of my maintenance plan feel good. I take care of the plan each day--and it gives me so very much in return. Someone asked me why I wasn't scaling back on some of my commitments, namely the accountability food tweets and the logging everything in MyFitnessPal...and I simply replied: Maintaining the boundaries of my maintenance plan is critically important. I know what happens when I leave everything open. And while maintaining the integrity of this plan, I'm giving myself multiple opportunities to pause--and this pause gives me a better chance at making the next good choice. 

Repetition of the routine has created a very nice groove that's comfortable.

I've experienced massive relapse/regain--and through that experience, I learned some very valuable things about myself. Number one--If I don't have a personal plan in place, I quickly spiral. I must keep asking the question: "Is this sustainable?" That question has helped me design a plan that works very well for me. Can I do what I do each day, long term, without issue? I really believe I can. 

Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget. I remained refined sugar-free. I met my daily water goal and I stayed connected with great support.

Thank you for reading and your continued support,

1 comment:

  1. Happy to hear you are realizing that this flu recovery lasts for weeks after you finally feel better. Taking extra rest, water and good care especially during that time keeps you from relapse. You have a tendency to overdue so as I said I am happy you are aware of the rest you need.


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