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Are you prepared?

Monday, April 20, 2015

I'm starting to love where I work more and more. Yes, I like my co-workers. Yes, I like my boss (who happens to be my husband). But you want to know what I like more? I LOVE the fact that I work in a grocery store! I see EVERYTHING that comes in and can make decisions about my food before I'm even hungry! I don't have to make an extra stop after work to figure out what I'm going to have for dinner or have to pick up meat that isn't frozen. While I'm stocking I can take a minute to look at nutrition facts to see if it's something I want to put into my body. I can even get in some extra bicep curls depending on what I'm stocking! Do I get funny looks, yeah. Do I care? NOPE! I'm doing something to better myself. I've said it before, I'll say it again. This is NOT my first rodeo with attempting to lose weight. That being said, this IS my first attempt of being PREPARED!

We all know that eating your fruits and vegetables is key. But there are some things that just aren't common sense to someone who has never paid attention. For example: I know how to read food labels now! Sure I could look at them and figure out if it was bad or not, but marketing has gotten SO much more clever at disguising what's ACTUALLY in the food! I now know what key words to look for and if I find them, PUT IT DOWN!

I have set aside time EVERY day to do MINIMUM 15 minutes of exercise. I will eventually get up to the full 30 minute workouts, but given I have been SO inactive for over a year, I'm easing into it. No need for injuries!

And finally, I'm mentally ready! I know what I need to, and I'm tired of attempting. I want to succeed! Notice I say attempt, not fail. There is NO FAILING here. EVERY attempt is a learning experience. Every time that I have tried to lose weight in the past I have learned SOMETHING to better my attempts in the future.

I now have everything that I need to attempt again and make it stick. Not just lose 20 lbs to gain it all back and THEN some! I am prepared. I am willing to do what it takes. I am mentally ready. Are you?
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  • TARDIS221B
    Great post!!! I was really excited to go to the store the yesterday and buy a few items I haven't bought before. Cottage and hummus! When I was getting the hummus I realized that this time (in weight loss) was different. I wasn't dreading it. I was excited. Excited to try new things, to branch out of my comfort zone!!

    That is so awesome that you are using your stocking time to get in some bicep curls!!! WAY TO GO!
    1767 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15408704
    great thoughts ... I still don't know much when it comes to reading nutrition labels so need to work in that; wonderful to read how well prepared you are
    1768 days ago
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