I'm three days in people (and I really should take before pics... I know how much people love to talk about me posting my daaaamn pictures). Three days in to eating completely clean, except for the protein shake that I have after I work out or during lunch when I didn't plan ahead to bring something (but knew it best to sit in my office and not venture towards a drive-thru... plus it's like -580 out). No more lattes or stops to Dunkin Donuts. At least, not in the past three days. I have substituted green tea for coffee. While there may be no comparison in caffeine, I think it's just the habit of having a different drink besides that abundance of water I drink. No headaches, not so moody (no more so than any other given day ;)).
My three day success comes from planning ahead. I have been following Ashley Horner's Becoming Extraordinary workout plan, as well as her 30 day "Becoming Extraordinary In the Kitchen" clean eating plan. (*More information can be found here: Ashley Horner).
I have it all written out; meal-to-meal, workout to workout... and I also keep a training journal. I carry all three of them with me wherever I go:
I drove an hour away to get that red journal because they were all sold out or back-ordered online. It's not *just* a journal. It is blank dated, but has a lot of information surrounding running, motivation, goal setting, etc. within it. I like it.
The other aspect of my three-day success rate (besides planning)... is actually GOING and DOING. I have been going to the gym during my lunch hour. I can't go before work... children. I can't go after work... children. So, I have to go DURING work and thankfully I have the opportunity to escape for an hour. I don't get my workout completely done, but I utilize what I need to at the gym and do the rest at home... (or the majority of the rest, like last night.. I didn't do three exercises out of the 14 that were left... I needed assistance and didn't wanna bug the BF for help).
I work around everyone else's schedule to make mine work work (I think that's the definition of a good mom)... I plan ahead. Like today, I knew that I would not be able to finish the workout at home after work (we have a basketball game to go to)... so, I made it a rest day and will do it tomorrow instead.
There are no excuses this time. It's either I do it.. or I don't. Period.
I either plan to succeed... or I don't.
Which are you gonna do? You have a choice.. and if you start coming up with excuses, let's chat about them.