Ok, ok, I know it's not Day 1, but to me it is. At least mentally it is. I had to start over and therefore, it's Day 1. Sorry...I had to get that off my chest. lol
Today is going well! I am feeling a bit sleepy due to having 2 sick family members waking me up for the past two nights so I could tend to their needs. They are now on the mend and I'm hoping tonight I can get a FULL night's rest...fingers crossed! But as any mom knows...germs spread like wildfire, so if one or two people get, it's usually a matter of time before the others get it. Ok, enough of that negative talk...back to my outlook.
I have a new outlook! Not really sure why or how, but I feel different. I'm ready to put in the hard work to make this goal happen. This morning I woke up, put together a meal to take to someone from my church who was just diagnosed with leukemia, and headed out to the gym. I worked out hard for 1 1/2 hrs, then went to deliver the meal. Afterwards I went to Stuff Mart to pick up a few things to get us through the week, including some spinach so I could make salads.
Salad. Honestly right now, the thought of eating a salad makes me want to gag. I'm not kidding. My class instructor, Dana, at the gym gives us weekly eating challenges for the week. This week's was a doozy. For 5 days out of 7, we are to:
1. Eat a salad for lunch with low-cal/low-fat dressing.
2. Not eat sweets.
3. Not eat anything after dinner.
So my new dedication and motivation totally got me pumped to eat a salad today for lunch. Well, it didn't go so hot. I have come to the conclusion that I don't like healthy salads. I like UN healthy ones. You know, with the bacon bits, and cheese, and ranch AND french dressing. Oh yeah...and those little cubes of ham. (aren't they cute?) I made a salad. And tried to eat it. I really did. But it just wasn't going down very easily. So after fighting it, I finally gave up and decided that I'd rather have nothing at all than that salad. I was still hungry of course, so I had a half of a granola bar, and a piece of toast with natural peanut butter (can you say CARBS?)
Other than the lunch fiasco, I feel good. I am happy with my progress today and I'm excited to keep giving this my all until I reach my goal! I'm just not looking forward to tomorrow's salad.