Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 4th, 2017 In The Middle

April 4th, 2017 In The Middle

Today was a long day. I need to get a little more creative in my description. Every day seems to be a long day, these days. However, I handled it quite well, if I do say so myself! I'm off work tomorrow, so I'll definitely get enough rest before taking mom to her eye specialist appointment 95 miles away.

The afternoon was punctuated and elongated for me when a line of severe storms quickly moved through our area. The on-air weather coverage kept me at work about an hour longer than I'd hoped. Fortunately, it was a fast moving, thinly built line with little to nothing behind. I was able to get home just in time for my Tuesday night support group conference call.

I really enjoy getting in the kitchen and creating something new to me. The time I invest with envisioning the creation, preparing the ingredients, weighing, measuring, and logging it into MyFitnessPal, becomes a fun way for me to embrace and honor my plan. Tonight's dinner was exceptional. If you're interested, you can check out the dinner tweets below.

I had a very short visit with mom tonight. She got her hair done ahead of tomorrow's visit with Dr. Leonard. It's been some time since we did the mother/son selfie thing. With mom feeling exceptionally well, it was the perfect opportunity.

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 excellent support.

I sacrificed a workout this evening--a planned and on my list of goals, workout, when the day became as big as it did. See--it was all Tuesday's fault.

But we know that's bunk.

I'm tempted to write something familiar, like-- I'm opting for more sleep tonight...because who could argue with more sleep? But if I'm being 100% honest with myself, it's not the sleep schedule getting in the way of a consistent workout schedule--and it's not the work schedule.

If I don't have a committed willingness, my perspective will always focus on finding outs--and my brain will agree with the perspective in an effort to relieve responsibility--placing it anywhere but smack dab in the middle of me. The brain is simply trying to make me feel better about myself. Awe--thanks, brain! 

If I have a committed willingness, my perspective will focus on finding solutions. Because I truly believe solutions exists. We all have the same amount of time. It's not like I'm getting short-changed in the time department. Here's the thing-- I feel better when I'm seeking solutions instead of outs. The outs come free and easy. The solutions take work. 

With that written...I'm hitting the pillow.

Today's Accountability Tweets:

Thank you for reading and your continued support,


  1. I can't imagine doing it myself. It seems horrible, but busy people say the have to workout first thing or the day gets in the way. Others are more consistent if others are involved ....so, if it is important, find some other poor schmuck and agree to meet at the gym at 3:30am and the two of you will get it in before the day takes over

  2. I have a new mantra....WWSE? or What Would Sean Eat? it helps guide me to consider the right foods!

  3. Thank you as always for your honesty Sean. You make a difference!


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