So I have totally bought into the catchy little saying that failing to plan in planning to fail. But someone needs to create a little ditty that helps me to remember not to leave my “plan” in the fridge as I head out the door to yoga before work on a Tuesday morning. That would be how I found myself at Whole Foods frantically trying to find something Paleo to eat for breakfast that did not require anything more than a microwave. It was while I was agonizing over the ingredients in breakfast proteins that it finally hit me. If I didn’t take a deep breath and a few second to refocus on my goals for this challenge I was going to end up sabotaging myself before I even gave the challenge a real chance.
I have a couple of goals with this challenge but really they can all be summed up by one statement. I want to be aware of what I am eating and find a nutrition lifestyle that produces the physical results I want but still leaves me happy and healthy. There is absolutely nothing happy or healthy about cursing the American food industry at 8am on Tuesday morning because I can’t find a single breakfast meat that doesn’t list some kind of sugar in the ingredients. The only way that I am going to survive the next six weeks is by staying focused on my goals and making better choices regardless of if I loose out on an occasional point here or there.
I will be traveling this weekend and I want to enjoy my vacation including my meals. After my morning revelation I decided that while on vacation the only way I can continue to work towards my goal is by picking and sticking with a daily point total that challenges me to continue to make good choices but doesn’t set me up for failure. For me that magic number is 8. You can all hold me accountable when I return next week. Picking a number that is challenging but is still realistic is just one way to survive this challenge. Share your number with a coach or the people with whom you regularly take class. Let them encourage you and hold you accountable. It is the best part of CrossFit Scottsdale so use it.
My hope is that my shared struggles may help you with yours. However if you are still feeling stressed by this Paleo challenge we can take care of that in yoga this week. Hope to see you there. Happy eating!