When things are challenging, I mustn't get lost in the challenge--I must shift my perspective and ask, "what is this teaching me?" I've had plenty of "learning opportunities" of late. And this is a positive thing. I've also had the good fortune of spot on advice from friends and professionals. One thing I'm making sure of each day--is being able to answer yes to this question: Do I have what I need to maintain my extraordinary care? And often times it's not about the food--of course, I'm staying stocked, prepared--weighing, measuring--cooking, and so on...Often it's, Do I have what I need in terms of support? And lately, that's been a big YES.
The panic attack last night wasn't fun--and it certainly disrupted my sleep, but I was able to get enough work done and leave early, taking 1/2 a sick day to get some rest and regroup.
I have made it important to create a plan with action steps toward making sure I get the exercise I need on a consistent basis. For me, it requires exercising immediately after work. If I go home first, the chance of me going later goes way down. I can workout at home--sure, and the stairs is a fantastic cardio experience--but there's something about the Y that just feels better. Gerri suggested I create some accountability measures--like joining a class of some kind, where I must be there at a certain time. I love that idea. I could get back into spinning class! Anyway--this is something important to me right now. My food is on point and the accountability factor there is on high, as it's been for a few years now--but the exercise department has dropped dramatically. Also--as a wonderful reminder, awareness thing, I'm considering getting my hands on a Fitness tracker of some kind--one that uses heart rate to calculate. When my old Fitbit stopped working, I decided I didn't need the stats--but now, I'm seeing how it can motivate and inspire a better commitment.
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 fantastic support.
Mom and I planned on attending a concert together tomorrow night. She's not well enough to do that--and that is upsetting to her. It's one of her favorites, country music star John Anderson. I'll be introducing John at the concert--and mom gave me a special message to give him. I hope to have that opportunity backstage before the concert.
I had a good visit with one of mom's nurses tonight. The doctor is ordering more tests--and is considering admitting her to the hospital as a means of expediting some of these tests. Whatever's best for her--let's do it!
Today's Accountability Tweets:
Yeah- it is Thursday, isn't it? Good morning! 2 cups water, 20 push-ups & 20 squats equals #morningdeal ✅Done. I've earned my coffee, now. pic.twitter.com/I2BOP5wcv1— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 2, 2017
3 tablespoons half & half in this dark roast. Another 3 tbs in the to-go cup. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/5B15Qx2rKd— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 2, 2017
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/REgzS9NK8p— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 2, 2017
Sprouted grain Ezekiel toast- 1 w/100g avocado, 1 w/3 egg whts, 1 whl egg, .5oz crm cheese & 1 slice provolone. 5.1oz apple. 607 cal. pic.twitter.com/zBzMGcZCKd— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 2, 2017
Fast & Simple lunch in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/Fvt39dNSld— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 2, 2017
Mshrm pita pizzas w/2 Joseph's pitas topped with 124g refined sugar-free tomato basil marinara, 4oz Mushrooms & 4 slices mozzarella. 408 cal pic.twitter.com/LTiprFVm7v— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 2, 2017
Two tablespoons half & half in this. 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/CJ0XAXLxKt— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 2, 2017
2 cup bottle of water #watertracking #wateraccountability 87g avocado mixed w/30g lettuce & 15g sour cream. 14g chips. 243 cal. pic.twitter.com/7IhAR7NBq5— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 2, 2017
Dinner in MyFitnessPal... pic.twitter.com/gMVHqVIfRb— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 3, 2017
7.25oz petite sirloin, 100g grilled asparagus & 195g fresh cut and baked sweet potato fries w/5secOOSpray. 559 cal. pic.twitter.com/bIG3pRkmDj— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 3, 2017
2 cups water further exceeds #watergoal 111g banana & 32g (2tbs) natural peanut butter #lastfoodofday 309 cal. pic.twitter.com/V8t6oJXHkg— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) March 3, 2017
Thank you for reading and your continued support,