Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lessons learned...

I can't say that my week was perfect. I can't say that it was a total loss either! The biggest turn around was watching the movie 'Hungry for Change'.   I sat in the dark and watched it before the rest of the house woke up. It hit home.

My new mantra is not... "I CAN'T eat that"... its "I CAN eat that, but I DON'T WANT TO!"

Trying thinking that the next time you see a piece of chocolate cake... or a pizza. Making that small change of can't to can.. but don't want to... makes a HUGE difference.

I am also doing a detox right now. I am juicing my breakfast and lunch. This morning I had an amazing glass of apple, celery, cucumber, parsley, lemon, and carrot juice. I know that in your head that sounds terrible... but it is a glass of heaven! Yesterday was my first day of detox... even fitting in a run in the afternoon when my Hubby got home. (which is very unusual, because I am usually too tired by then)

I did not hit my goals for last week.. but I do feel like I have made some big progress.

Next week... my goal is to stick to my juicing... run at least 3 days this week and for the challenge workout... I will be doing my Hubbys RushFit workout for 2 days.

In other news... my little girl ROCKS the soccer field!!


  1. Yay for girls playing football!

    The attitude change is a great thing, positive approach, remember "I can eat something else too"

  2. I love that mantra! I feel so deprived when I tell myself I can't, but when you feel that you are in control, it becomes so much easier. :)

  3. I totally agree with the idea of I can eat this but I choose not to do so. I do that at the checkout counter where all the candy bars are lurking. I tell myself I can have that if I really want it, but I do not pick it up. It's sure easier than dealing with the cravings after I eat it.

    Good luck with week two!

  4. I also watched "Hungry for Change" there was a lot of great information and I'm looking into purchasing a juicer. Good luck this week!

  5. There were a lot of great take-aways from Hungry For Change, but I loved that mantra as well! I'm thinking I need a little notecard inside my wallet to remind me of it while I'm out and about!

  6. I love your new mantra :)
    There is a lot of talk about Hungry For Change, I haven't watched it yet, but I will soon.

  7. Love your mantra!! I think we all need to adopt a healthier view of food.. thanks for sharing!

  8. Definitely a good perspective to have about food!

  9. Great mantra -- and great picture! Have a great week 2!

  10. I like that! There are so many things I can eat, but I choose not to. Chocolate is one of those things! Great mantra!!

    1. Isn't it amazing how just rewording a thought can make more of an impact? I recently was inspired to stop saying I was too busy to exercise and changed it to "exercise is not a priority to me". Wow-made me feel lazy! Thanks for the post.
      Have a great week!

  11. More power to you on the juicing thing. I could only do it for about 10 days before giving up. YOu can do this!

    I like that rewording... It's a power statement. And I KIND of love power. heh.