Sometimes it’s the little things that make a difference, right? I mean, the LE program is built upon that premise — that’s why we take on only one new habit every 2 weeks. Small changes done consistently can bring about big transformations.
This morning I woke up absolutely FAMISHED. My stomach was growling so loudly that even the dogs were kept from getting their last 20 minutes of sleep before I forced them outside for a walk. And what was I famished for? Donuts. Doooonnnuuuuuuts. MMMM.
I thought about the donuts while showering. I imagined the chocolate frosting while getting dressed. I walked the dogs and had visions of sprinkles dancing in my head.
Now, my usual modus operandi would be to swing in to the oasis off I-80/294 and take a run through the Mobil gas station to hit up their donuts. But today? I thought about how I knew I’d be weighing in on Saturday. I thought about how I didn’t need it. I thought about how it didn’t support my long term goals. And amazingly, I drove right on by. Go, me!
And a second small victory today: I had made plans to go shopping with my Mom after work. I told her I’d be around after going home to take care of the dogs, figuring that I’d just put my workout off until I got home afterwards. Yea, right. When was the last time I actually followed through on that kind of plan? Let’s just say there’s a lot of calendar between then and now.
Right then I decided — rather uncharacteristically, I’ll add — that I was instead going to be the type of person who made time for workouts. Different concept, eh? I emailed my Mom, told her I’d be around a little bit later, and sneaked in the workout in between work and shopping. Again – go, me!
Thing is, I used to be that type of person. The one who annoyed my friends because I always made plans around my workouts and training runs. I ran 4-5 days a week, rode my bike a few times a week, strength trained a few times a week. And didn’t think twice about it – it was just what I did. All I know is, I want that back.
And now, I’m confident I’ll be that girl once again. It’ll take a little time and a string of these small victories over the course of the next year, but I’ll get there.
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