Yesterday was a 4-star day and today wasn't too shabby: I maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I remained refined sugar-free, I exceeded my daily water goal, and I stayed well connected with exceptional support.
My schedule over the last couple of days has been unrelenting. Severe weather coverage at work into the early morning hours combined with a temporary short-staffed situation at the studio and an afternoon location broadcast--made things tricky. But it worked out well. The keyword is temporary. Sometimes adjustments are needed and the approach must be modified, not discarded. I feel like I've been able to find my spots and do well. A solutions-based perspective will find a way to make it work.
I have plenty of experience in not embracing a solution-seeking perspective. In fact, years and years--decades even, where obstacles and temporary circumstances were used as justifiable reasons to abandon the plan altogether and try again when things got back to normal. The flaws in that thinking are found in the expectation of what's required to take care of the daily practice and in the definition of "normal." Life is normal. Temporary circumstances happen. Some days are super-challenging. Some days are not. A willingness to accept this fact of life and hold the plan a little tighter when the wind starts blowing is paramount to continued positive progress.
I have support friends who are practicing this amid circumstances that go far beyond anything I've ever been up against. They inspire me. From chronic pain to major illness and mobility issues, to severe exhaustion and fatigue created by side effects of medications--and still, they're finding ways to embrace a plan that ultimately is helping them move consistently toward better days. I'm grateful to have so many wonderful teachers along this road. As long as I remain open to the opportunities of learning, I can find them--all over the place.
My morning routine is complete, my food is planned for the day, and I'm ready for a really good Friday. I'm expecting company tonight! Amber, KL, and little Rae Rae will be here tonight to stay a couple days. I have some "toddler-proofing" to do this afternoon when I get home from work!!
Late night work at the studio. #snacktime #dessert 6.1oz ambrosia apple slices, 5oz orange wedges, and two tbs half & half in the coffee. 196 cal. pic.twitter.com/nM458dUprp— Sean Anderson (@SeanAAnderson) September 26, 2019
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#whatsfordinner This meal is one of my favorites- it has the crunchy of the corn taco shells, the creaminess of the sour cream and avocado, the warmth of the chicken, the coolness of the lettuce... it all works together to make these Sour Cream Fajita Chicken Crunchy Tacos fantastic! Love em! Three corn taco shells with 45g (3tbs) sour cream, 50g avocado, 6oz fajita chicken, 50g lettuce, and 14g shredded marble-jack cheese. #dailypractice #foodplan They’re “adjustable” too- I can add or subtract ingredients to fit my budget. #personalfavorite 591 cal.
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