Live The Rest of Your Life as a Champion

8/17/2020 10:58PM

Apologies for my hiatus. Yesterday, my rhythm was off, and I was in a bit of a funk. However, the funk didn't get me down for long! The first step was realizing that it's happening. After finishing a movie, which has become a rarity.. My old habits came back. My inner monologue said "watch one more movie, then I'll get up and be productive." But I asked myself, is this to relax and unwind, or is this affecting me adversely? Paying attention to my mood shifting downward, I stopped the second movie after 30 minutes or so.

Thinking on what would make me feel good in the morning, I figured it out, taking it one step at a time...

  1. Get out of bed.

  2. Go downstairs (as I see my sons laundry hamper full, struggling with myself to decide on grabbing it and putting it in the washer.)

  3. I get downstairs, and go to the bathroom. An internal pep talk happened with savage Stacey FYI.. So I said to myself, stop being a bitch and go get that damn laundry basket, you'll feel happy you did in the morning. It wasn't the best way to handle it, but something had to snap me out of it.

  4. Grumbling to myself, I walked up the stairs and back down to throw the laundry in. Realizing, that was easy, my happiness level started to increase...What else can I do?

  5. Pondering for a few minutes on what makes me feel happy and productive at the same time. Cooking! But nothing crazy. What's something simple I can make to have ready tomorrow?

  6. Lentil salad came up on my favorites. It was so easy, I thought, what other easy recipes are in my favorites?

Turns out, I made 3 simple dishes to eat over the next few days surprising myself. I was in a bit of a funk all day today, but staying productive throughout. When my mood was sinking, my inner monologue saved me one step at a time.

I'm down 34 pounds today!!!! My emotions are no longer in check when I get on the scale. But I'll take the bad with the good. It keeps me in check. The normal weigh in is after a small breakfast and workout, before showering. Seeing the pounds continue to drop again, is a big emotional roller coaster. So, I had a breakdown in the shower, crying tears of relief and joy. I've been taking this journey seriously, and giving it everything I've got. To see it pay off is incredible.


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