As I have been telling you all about this journey, I did not tell the people living in my own home. Why? No good reason really. I had it blown up in my head that N’s dad would tell me that it was stupid, or a waste of time, or just not supportive. Guess what, those were all the things I was putting into my own head and projecting onto someone else. I had to make someone the “bad guy”, when all along I was the one with doubts.
People you might think would support you, just might be the ones to help you. Open the door and give them a chance. When I finally told him what I was doing, he asked why I thought he would not be positive. My answer: “I have no reason. You’ve never tried to discourage me from getting in shape.” Showing myself that I did all that to myself in my head. A full week of dodging questions of what I was doing and why. A week of NOT sharing my experience and welcoming encouragement that was there all along.
After coming clean, last night went so smoothly it was great! With the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers both playing games yesterday, game day food was happening all around me. N’s dad asked me about pizza, I declined. When his buddy arrived toting pizza he kindly asked what I was going to eat letting his friend know what I was doing. This helped me stay true to my commitment and make myself an equally satisfying dinner without all of the grease and carbs of pizza.
While I am still struggling changing my eating habits to High Fat Low Carb (HFLC), I already feel better after a week of this kind of eating and drinking a Shakeology each day. I have more energy, and I am falling asleep and staying asleep better. I’ve already lost a few pounds and a few inches. I am actually looking forward to adding inches in my arms, as I have always had a very weak upper body and am hoping for a little more tone and muscle.
Today I got my PiYo Sweat workout in and felt much better than when I did it for the first time last week. I’m looking up at the video less and listening and following the moves with more ease. Now let’s not lie, I’m still doing the assisted version on some of the moves, but it will get better as I get stronger.
Now I want to commit to a second month of PiYo. I would love to get a group of people who want to try this together into an online group to help hold each other accountable. If you are interested, I would love to talk to you about.
What will you do for yourself today?