When I woke up this morning, I was truly discouraged. After being off track for several days, I could feel a slump beginning to develop..
I didn’t want that.
I dug really deep into my emotional/mental pocket, reached down and grabbed on to the one thing that I know is always there.
We all have it. That power to change. That power to choose how we react to something. I chose to push the slump aside and push myself to beat it.
Step 1 Internal Boost
I decided that I would have smoothies all day, untill dinner, because that’s a good cleanser, pick-me-up, and a great way for my whole body to feel good. I mean homemade, green smoothies. No dairy. No pre-made juices.
Step 2 Support
While at work today, I spoke on the phone with my husband, who, by the way, is the true love of my life. Even though he has his own business to run, he knew I just needed to talk, and I needed him to just listen.
I told him how discouraged I was, and that even though I know in my heart that it is the journey that is important, I felt really fed up with the damn journey. I felt fed up that it seems like I am always on this journey, where I continue to fall down…where I again, do not succeed. I never seem to make it to the end of the journey, to that moment of success where I feel I’m living the healthy lifestyle that I want.
He reminded me that it is true that I am on a journey, and even when I do reach my goals of what I perceive to be “health”, I will still be on a journey. The journey doesn’t ever end- it’s always developing into something even better.
My dear friend, Susan, also helped me today with her supportive words of wisdom in a morning email. It is so easy for me to beat myself up, so easy. She reminded me to stop doing that.
Step 3 Stick-with-itness
I kept positive all day, and had no trouble enjoying my smoothies and staying away from other food. My ability to commit, gave me the boost I needed.
After I arrived home, I made myself a delicious wrap from Ezeikel wraps. I threw in some tomatoes, bean sprouts, red onion and lettuce. A little mustard and some no-fat caesar dressing (maybe a teaspoon…a tiny vice I still have in the fridge for emergencies).
Next, I decided to make some soup with the leftover squash in my fridge. I tossed that into the blender, along with some green onion, garlic, ginger and homemeade rice milk. Very thick…most wouldn’t even call it a soup. My daughter loved it! That says it all.
Since I have made my own rice milk before, I thought..hmm…let’s see if I can make a different kind of milk, with the same idea? So, I did, with whole oats.
1 cup oats and 3 cups filtered water, and volia! It turned out well…tastes less bitter than the rice milk, and even had some nice foam. Will be a perfect addition to the morning oatmeal.
So now, I end my day feeling much better.
Tomorrow, I need to get back to my exercise routine. Getting the blood running always helps.
Goodbye temporary slump.
Hello, rebooted me.