I woke up this morning and I felt it...
...it was there again....
My drive, my desire, my motivation to eat healthy, track my food - to make this journey happen.
I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW GOOD IT FEELS!! I MISSED THIS FEELING SO VERY MUCH!!
Can I tell you what made the difference?? YES, YES I ABSOLUTELY CAN!!
I have blogged many, many times about how important planning and organization are to me in order for me to be successful. When I start to get disorganized in any area of my life, before long it will infect all other areas.
I have a theory!
Because both my husband and I work outside of our home, it can be tough for us to stay on top of things ALL the time. Although we can typically rebound from a small amount of disorganization, when the disorganization goes nuclear and we have multiple areas that are going up in flame, AND we can't seem to find the time to pull ourselves out of it - well, we collapse. It overwhelms us and frankly, we shut down.
This summer between the weekend trips, the birthday celebrations, the long hours at work, kids going back to school, yard work...YOU NAME IT...our disorganization status hit DEFCON 5 - the alarms sounded, the flashing lights went off, and we basically fled to the bunker rather than face the menace.
Well, on Friday, I took a vacation day to face the menace. I did laundry, I cleaned, I did yard work, I balanced our budget, I menu planned, I grocery shopped...and it felt GREAT!
This morning, when I woke up, I knew all the hard work over the weekend to restore order to our lives was worth it. I felt READY! I felt MOTIVATED! I jumped out of bed, got ready, packed my breakfast AND my lunch, filled my water bottle and headed out the door. As I write the post, at the end of the day, I can proudly say that I tracked my food intake today AND stayed within my calorie range.
PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION. The undisputed key to my success.