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 wonderful support.
Finding a groove within your plan is a beautiful thing. I refer to it as a rhythm. It takes intentional actions each day in order to maintain, but it's a routine--a schedule, a flow of actions in support of continued plan stability. The groove or rhythm, if you will, changes too-- I definitely have a weekday rhythm and a weekend rhythm, both still on plan--both have a set of identical non-negotiable elements, but still, they're different.
|Tostadas in the oven--avocado in the bowl! My lunchtime|
routine is enjoyable and delicious!
The weekday plan includes very similar breakfasts and lunches with extra variety coming with dinner selections. The weekend plan contains more variety and sometimes include restaurant meals. My sleep pattern changes from the weekday to the weekend plan, too, of course.
If I tried to apply the exact same plan to every single day, I'd be disappointed quickly.
I'm immensely grateful for each day along this road. Maintaining an embrace comes from a deep respect for the fragility of it all. I'm always one choice away from a spiral. When it comes to my food plan, I must always approach it from a recovery perspective. It takes more than meets the eye. It's a daily practice of staying connected with the plan and people.
Is the rhythm perfect? NOT AT ALL! But perfection isn't the goal. The goal is continuing an embrace of the plan and practices that keep me well. There's always room for improvement and there are always opportunities to learn. I've said it many times--if I ever reach a point where I proclaim victory--then it's the beginning of the end. A person that thinks they know everything is someone who has chosen to stunt their growth because they've closed their mind. I proudly do not know everything, and I'm constantly learning what to do and what not to do. Again-- a practice, a rhythm--a routine, a balance--all for just one more day.
Today's Accountability Tweets:
#morningdeal ✅✅✅Done- 2 cups water, 20 push-ups, and 20 squats.... and now, coffee! pic.twitter.com/2K9X3s4bLq— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 5, 2018
3 tbs half & half in the first cup, another 3 tbs half & half in the refill to-go, very soon. 120 cal. pic.twitter.com/bPTN0FxAXu— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 5, 2018
Breakfast in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 4.2oz apple slices & 117g Cara Cara orange. pic.twitter.com/Sa1vGcqANg— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 5, 2018
Ezekiel toasts. One w/3 egg whites, 1 whole egg, 40g red pepper, and 1 slice cheddar-jack. One with 65g avocado. 4.2oz apple slices & 117g Cara Cara orange. 590 cal. pic.twitter.com/eZKhFshil5— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 5, 2018
2 tbs half & half in this midmorning cup of coffee 40 cal. pic.twitter.com/2JQxbQoXOD— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 5, 2018
Lunch in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 30g lettuce & 15g sour cream. pic.twitter.com/9CXEiH9KrI— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 5, 2018
8-Layer Tostadas with 163g fat free refried beans, 2 tbs salsa, 43g black olives, 2 slices cheddar-jack, 111g avocado, 15g sour cream, and 30g lettuce. 684 cal. pic.twitter.com/aDtQQDPkNn— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 5, 2018
3 tbs half & half in this late afternoon cup of coffee 60 cal. pic.twitter.com/SIbXCVP9UN— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 5, 2018
Dinner in MyFitnessPal. Not shown: 2 tbs half & half and 14g (1tbs) butter. pic.twitter.com/GDF01edC4N— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 6, 2018
Chicken Kabob & Grilled Veggies with red skin mashed potatoes. 6.7oz chicken breast kabob, grilled veggies: 49g red pepper, 56g yellow pepper, 41g orange pepper, and 47g red onion. 240g red potatoes prepared with 2 tbs half & half and 14g (1tbs) butter. 582 cal. pic.twitter.com/aY6zTs8ku4— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 6, 2018
2 cups water meets today's #watergoal 134g Cara Cara orange & 118g banana with 8g natural peanut butter #lastfoodofday 220 cal. pic.twitter.com/VkaXQUCst9— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) February 6, 2018
Thank you for reading and your continued support,