What! You just started a diet? You know it’s time to deprive yourself from going out, start eating those frozen meals, and packaged items?
My reality is for today I chose not to do any of the items above and I still lost weight. You know what I did? I chose the abundance route and what a difference it can make. The lack of deprivation might mean that this is the type of lifestyle that I can continue to adopt in my every day life.
From fresh beet juices Terri and Liquiteria, I made a point to at least drink a few fresh juices per week. They are great way to get nutrients into my body. I also made a point to have at least veggie in each of my meals.
I still attended my 12 step meetings, worked a 10th step on a regular basis, and prayed with my manifestation partner at least once last week. I was restored to sanity, being able to acknowledge when my head goes spinning and just being able to share it honestly to others. I am reminded that the key to my recovery is a spiritual foundation where WW becomes just another tool in my arsenal of recovery. In the past, I made my food plan my God, how I ruled my world and life. That is no longer the case.
Working Out- Back to Basics
I love barre. You know it! But sometimes I just need the good old workout affirmations out loud kind of workout. I did the Fly Zone on Tuesday night which was fun!!! I tried an awesome workout at Work It Out Gym in Hoboken called “Show off” that was a killer thighs, glutes and leg workout. I have to say I am still feeling it! Yesterday, I was proud to serve as a brand ambassador for Shrink Sessions at Pamper Me Fabulous Events. It was so much fun! Great reminder that this is my time, I am enough, I have enough, I do enough. Really affirmations while shaking your body makes a world of a difference
Return of the Food Plan and Food Journal
I practiced it 4 days out of 7. I learned that I need to schedule a Friday meeting just to remind myself to be accountable. I love this slogan “if you failed to plan, you plan to fail.” The sanity that comes from writing down my meals beforehand is amazing. I used to do this practice on a consistent basis for 3 years and I have to say this is where the magic occurs. It’s all about being mindful and making the best choices for me.
From going to see the NYCB (Ballet) at Lincoln Center and drinking a glass of champagne (no regrets!) to taking myself out on a hotdate to see Pitch Perfect. It was a weekend full of self-care and fun. Yes I did my laundry, changed my sheets but I also had a few fun dance breaks, watch some awesome addicting tv such as Homeland.
There you have it- you can lose weight while still living in abundance! Slow and steady wins the race for sure!