Jodi Posted September 16, 2012 Share Posted September 16, 2012 Hi All.... Well, W30 and I were getting along so well for so long. I was almost through the month...Then, pressure, stress, and a hectic schedule hit and BOOM....I CHOSE to eat a little birthday cake here, a little candy there, and a chip or two when no one was looking. But, instead of wallowing in my poor decisions, I have done some self-reflection. I will ponder on these to stay focused as I RESTART W30. None of this is rocket science and not any any particular order.... 1. Get my exercise in because it keeps me motivated to eat properly. 2. Keep my refrigerator and pantry stocked. 3. Pack snacks so I don't get over-hungry and make poor decisions. 4. Get my water in. I even bought a beverage dispenser a few weeks ago. I planned to cut up oranges or lemons or limes daily to put in my water dispenser so I don't get bored. I need to do it!! 5. Expect that I will be tempted and prepare for it. Put a plan in place for when I want to make poor decisions: - Play with my daughter and/or the dog, - Read THIS Forum to keep inspired and get ideas - Work on my Bible Study - Talk with my hubby or friends - Catch up on Facebook or Pinterest 6. Keep the temptations off the kitchen counter where they are easy to get to, and I can see them. 7. Read my Whole30 Daily...EVERY morning to start my day and keep me focused!! I started out doing that and then strayed away. I now know how important this is for me!!! 8. Don't skip meals. 9. Remember how awesome I feel every day that I eat properly. 10. Learn how to work the grill myself so I don't have to rely on hubby to whip something up for me....I know...I'm spoiled. I have a sweet man backing me up! 11. Don't get LAZY!! 12. Don't QUIT!! So, in my humbled spirit, knowing that I almost made it....I am starting Day 1 over again in the morning. Don't be me and have to restart when you are soooooo close to the finish line!! I'd love to know what strategies you are using to keep yourself motivated. Cheers to a successful Round 2!! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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