February 13th, 2017 All Is Fresh
When I get up to start my day--all is fresh. Yesterday is done, tomorrow isn't my concern--the day, and the moment is now. And it's here where I've established a routine that acts as a reset button each day. The personal spiritual time, short meditation, 2 cups water, 20 push-ups, and 20 squats--same thing, each day--starts every day. It sets the tone. When I enter the water and my half & half in MyFitnessPal, these are the first entries of the day. And now I'm ready. It's routine, repetitive--it happens at home or away, in one form or another. It's the #morningdeal. These things, this routine, automatically raises my awareness, reminds me of why I do what I do, and sets the foundation for peace, calm, and stability throughout this day, today.
I took a 1/2 day off today because I had a dental appointment at noon. Everything needed wasn't in place, so the appointment was rescheduled for three weeks out. I get seriously stressed going to the dentist. I suppose that's very normal. It was a 50/50 deal. 50% of me was relieved the work was delayed a few weeks and 50% of me had worked up enough courage to get in there and get it done.
I enjoyed some wonderful support calls this evening, a fantastic dinner and I'm getting to bed earlier than last night--and that's a wonderful thing.
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The next 8-week session for the weight loss support groups I cofacilitate with Life Coach Kathleen starts February 27th. We're full on Monday night's except for the premium one-on-one option that immediately follows the Monday primary group each week.
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One of the most important things for me to do each day is to reach this point and be able to write the next couple of lines:
Today: I maintained the integrity of my maintenance calorie budget. I remained refined sugar-free. I exceeded my daily water goal. And I stayed well connected with great support.
I make these things important because I know--None of us are immune from going back the other way. This thing is never guaranteed, I don't ever "got this," and I must keep my mind open for new learning opportunities each day. It's a practice. Developing a plan that fits me takes time. It continually evolves. Every day that I manage to wake up with a willful embrace of my plan instead of a rejecting resentment, it's a positive message: My plan is working for me. It's moving in the right direction. I'm grateful.
Thank you for reading and your continued support,