Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Day 48 - A Little Prespective

Today started out pretty good. I got up at a decent hour (all thanks to my 4 legged children), fixed breakfast for the fam, watched some movies - it started out pretty good. Then I looked in the mirror and still don't really like what I see. I haven't stepped on a scale in forever. Judging my weight loss more on my clothes. I will say, I caught my reflection at the gym yesterday and did notice my belly is smaller. But back to today, I was feeling less than satisfied and wanted to enjoy a little pitty party.

I was on facebook reconnecting with some classmates from high school when I saw that one of my classmates had to tell her young children today that their daddy is dying. I cannot imagine what that must be like. To be so young and have children so young (one of them too young to even understand her words much less what the impact will be) and know that her young husband will be gone soon too. Made me realize how small my "problems" really are. Yes, it is true - if you think your life is bad, someone else's is worse. My friend's situation really made me think. It caused me to stop what I was doing and list out all the things in my life that are blessing. I have a home, a loving family, a loving boyfriend, friends who are supportive, etc. In times of struggle, we must think about our blessings. It is our way of choosing to have positive thoughts instead of allowing the negative thoughts to consume us.

Not knowing your beliefs and doubting that the above mentioned person even reads my blog - send some prayers her way. Or good thoughts, or light a candle for her. What ever you can do, do it. And when you're done, write down all your blessings and see how great life really is!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Day 45 - Vicious Cycle

I am halfway through this 90 day journey and I am struggling. Here's what my biggest challenge is today - I'm tired. I'm so tired I want to lay down and go to sleep. It's not even 8pm! I haven't been getting up at 9am consistently in the past few weeks. The past few days I have had to get up early and when I do, by the time noon come around, I'm tired. I know I need to go work out, but in the evenings I'm tired. Seriously - it's getting on my nerves! I feel like it is this vicious cycle. I need to workout but I'm too tired. I'm too tired because I am not working out regularly. So I'm just gonna have to push through it.

Have you ever been in a slump like this?

Friday, July 12, 2013

Day 43 - Walk the Walk

A funny thing happened to me today. My best friend and business partner Michelle Jones asked me to speak on our national conference call tomorrow morning. That's not the funny part. In my past in this business, I've been asked to conduct and speak on these conference calls many times. But as I was preparing for what I was going to discuss, the funny part kicked in.....

Michelle asked me to share because I've had great success in my business in the past month. She asked me to share what I was doing so that others may have success too. So as I'm in my car, stuck in traffic this afternoon, I turned off the radio and started to go through my call. My notes were AWESOME. I was motivating, stern and ready to tell people that there are NO EXCUSES! Wow, capital letters all over the place. I could even sense the people in the cars next to me where moved and energized by what I was saying even though they couldn't hear a word.

So why should I ask someone to make no excuses with their businesses when I come up with excuses everyday with my diet? Ouch. Reality is knocking. Elizabeth get up and answer the door. Yes, I still eat healthy, but I need to strictly follow the diet. But I'm tired, I'm busy, I'm not at home, etc. EXCUSES! How's that working out for ya?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Day 40 - Life Got In the Way

Don't ya just hate it when that happens? Life getting in the way. My beautiful aunt Debbie used to say "Life is what happens when you're making plans." I always thought she was a GENIUS for coming up with that phrase. Later as my love for the Beatles increased, I realized the genius who came up with that phrase was actually John Lennon. Oh well, I still give you all the credit my dear Aunt Debbie! You are fabulous and wise for choosing such an amazing quote. My intentions to stay on course were there, but life had a different plan for the day.

So yesterday I sat at my computer, ready to write my entry for the day and I was at a loss. What do I write about? And then today - it hit me! Life got on the way. Yesterday was an insane day for me. So much so, I missed my team meeting last night. In the 8 years that I've had a home based business, I can recall only one other time when I missed our monthly meeting so I hope that shows you just how crazy of a day yesterday was. So you can only imagine that I didn't follow my diet yesterday. I didn't eat bad or anything but it was so hectic that I didn't even look at my app to see what my meal plan for the day was.

But you know what rocks? Today is a WHOLE new day! I woke up, had my delicious chocolate ice cream flavored yummy shake for breakfast and because I had some business to do outside of my house, Carlos packed me two meals to cover the 4 hours I'll be away from home. Ahhhh, I love having such great support from my family and friends.

So if life got in the way today, just remember that tomorrow is a new day and we all have the choice to make it a great one!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Day 38 - Smack My Hand!

Smack my hand, I have been a terrible blogger! The whole reason I started this blog was to have some accountability for this diet. So thank you Brian Cook for calling me out on the fact that I haven't written in my blog lately. I've been busy with Carlos's family in town. I absolutely love being surrounded by family. I love the craziness and the fun. And I also love it when my house is quiet again. Right?

I've been so terribly busy but luckily I had a month on the diet to help me prepare for such a busy time. I wasn't disciplined to eat 6 times a day but I definitely did better about how much I ate. Luckily, our family cooked with fresh ingredients which helped me stay on course. But when one cousin made a yummy cake, I had to have a little piece! Tomorrow I will start all over with the strict diet plan. I definitely feel better when I eat healthy.

And now I must prepare my house for a spa tonight with some friends. After a busy weekend, I'm ready for a little pampering myself! I hope you all had a fantastic and safe 4th of July.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Day 32 - Unpacking = Exercise

I tell ya, every muscle in my body aches and I am exhausted. All my hard work has paid off though. I'm about 90% unpacked. I hope to finish the final 10% tomorrow so that I can rest on Wednesday before Carlos's family arrives for the holiday. I wonder how many calories I burned today? Hmmm. All I know is that I am ready to jump in the pool and cool down. The sun has almost completely set and it is still 110 degrees here in Vegas. I was just outside breaking down boxes and the wind felt like a blow dryer just blowing hot air on me.

Indeed it is a bit warm out there.


Sunday, June 30, 2013

Day 31 - I'm still here!

Hey everyone! So sorry that it has been a few days since my last entry. Since I last wrote, a LOT has happened. I worked my butt off and achieved some amazing goals which allowed me to have my belongings that were in storage in Houston, TX to be delivered here. How nice it is to see my favorite things hanging in my home but man and I one tired sister! I have also been housesitting for a friend so I've been back and forth between both homes all week. Being here at my friend's house does allow me to relax a little more. No boxes to unpack here.

I've fallen a little slack on my diet. I haven't really been bad per se but I have not been eating 6 times a day like the plan requires and such as that. And let me tell you, I feel sluggish. I know some of that sluggishness is likely from exhaustion but I can definitely tell a difference in how I feel. I don't "feel" healthy right now. But I am proud to announce that I have not gained a single pound. I actually lost 7oz. So although I haven't been strict with my diet, I at least haven't gained anything back.

Off to bed for me. I need to get some rest so I can finish unpacking all of my boxes. Tomorrow is July 1st! Crazy how the first half of the year has already passed.

Peace, love and understanding.

E