Mondays are good for Starting Over

12132571_10205278892553683_5269244309041786912_o There are a few things that are missing in my life:

  1. Writing this Blog
  2. Ideal Protein Protocol
  3. Consistent time in personal spiritual development

Guess what. They are all 3 connected.

I made a big declaration with my Factory Reset a couple of weeks ago and while everything I wrote was 100% true, they were merely good intentions. I didn't follow through. I wasn't mentally ready.

Being mentally ready is HUGE in a weight loss journey. You can have all of the outside motivation in the world and know what is right / wrong to do, but it doesn't matter in the least bit if you're not mentally ready. I just wasn't.

Like I mentioned in the beginning, the big 3 listed above are all connected. When I'm writing this blog, I'm processing the changes that are going on and am held accountable for my food and health choices. When I'm strictly following the protocol, I'm definitely a more balanced, focused, and organized person. My life doesn't feel chaotic when I'm following the plan. I like the consistency. Most of all, when I'm consistently reading my Bible, communicating with God through an inner monologue of prayer, and trusting God to help me use self control, then, and only then, am I able to transfer intentions into actions; therefore, everything is connected.

Balance in spiritual life = balance in physical life. I'm convinced.

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So now, it's basically like starting completely over. I've relapsed with carbs, sugar, and dairy and it's time to break up again. On some level I think I needed to physically feel sluggish and remember what it felt like to not drink enough water.

This time around I want to think of some new challenges, incentives, and strategies to help me take this seriously, challenge myself, and follow through. Here's my plan to jump start me back on track:

Wake up on Time

I'm a 27 year old woman who has lived on her own for the past 5+ years now. You'd think I would've mastered this by now. NOPE. I can oversleep / sleep late with the best of them. There are a million benefits to getting up early and getting a jump on the day. You have no idea how badly I want to be one of those people. Waking up on time will not send me out the door in a panicked rush, allowing me to start the day making good decisions.

Walk then Crochet 

I'm very open about my crochet addiction. It's crochet busy season because I sell my crocheted items at various markets Mississippi. I want to crochet every second of my free time (there's a high demand for crocheted pumpkins hah). Unfortunately, crochet is not the best physical activity. In fact, there's not physical to this activity at all. It's a lot of sitting.

As of today I'm initiating a No Crochet until you've Walked program. Now the real question is who is going to come lock up my hooks and yarn until after I've walked?

Try New Ideal Protein Products

I was definitely in a rut with my Ideal products. Getting the same things every week. I think trying new products will help me actually want to eat them.

Talk about my progress.... more

The more I talk about it, the more it sticks. While I was really making progress I was talking about it all the time. I slacked off the program, then it wasn't a regular conversation point. I think that really hurt me because I wasn't constantly aware of it.

I KNOW that I can do this. I've done it before! I can do it again! I know that I can't do it alone. Thank you for supporting me this whole way through. Any and all encouragement is HUGE! - JJ