The countdown is here, just 2 more full days and this 30 Day challenge will be complete.
Today was a busy day at work, then of course you can see the from the picture, we celebrated Cinco De Mayo at the Ball Field and watched our Angels win the game against the Mariners. Had awesome seats right above the visitor’s dug out too. We also were part of the Guinness Book Of World Records for most amount of people wearing Sombrero’s in one place, so we are now part of history. (that is until next Cinco De Mayo). Over all, fun day and productive.
I had a peak tonight about what I’m “supposed” to be feeling on day 28, here’s the exert:
Day 28: 28 is as good as 30…right?
It’s day 28. DAY 28! You’ve almost made it! You pushed through all the rough spots, fought off the food boredom, and you’re really loving where you are right now. You’ve had a solid breakfast, packed a delicious lunch, and planned a stellar new recipe for dinner. You’re primed to make it through day 28 without breaking a sweat. But then you get to work. Today is your department’s monthly birthday celebration, and at the mid-morning break a co-worker teases, “You’ve been so good for 28 days! Isn’t 28 as good as 30? Just have one cupcake with us to celebrate.” You brush the comment off – you’re used to them at this point – but it really gets you thinking. What have you got to lose at this point? What benefit could two more days possibly bring you? Isn’t 28 days just as good as 30?
The answer is a loud and resounding NO. 28 days is NOT as good as 30, and we’ll tell you why: You owe yourself 30 days. You made a commitment to give yourself 30 full days of Good Food and improved habits. When you make a commitment to self-improvement, it’s a big deal! If you cop out now, you’re telling yourself that the commitments you make to yourself are open to compromise. You’re telling yourself that you are not important enough to honor your commitment to you. But that’s not true, is it? You ARE important. You ARE worth a full commitment. Require that of yourself and celebrate with a renewed sense of integrity, not a cupcake.
As I sat in the stadium smelling all the good smells of popcorn, and watching everyone around me munch on peanuts, hotdogs, churros and cotton candy, the thought actually crossed my mind for a brief moment, “hey, I’m on day 28, it’s just the same right?” and as fast as that thought came, the urge or feeling, went away. I MADE A COMMITTMENT, day 28 isn’t day 30; period. Who am I really answering to? MYSELF and if I cheated at all, I’m only cheating me. So why cheat? I will say that going to the ball park on this regime is near impossible to eat. My choices were sauerkraut and jalepenos.. neither of which Sean could get for me without buying a helmet full of nachos. I ate dinner before hand (early), brought two mini Lara Bars and drank a club soda.
Being on this challenge has humbled me a great deal, it’s made me realize just how human I am. I have made continuous bad choices when it comes to my food, I’ve been incredibly weak, letting my desires appease my cravings and overrule my good sense. It’s been truly eye opening and I’m so thankful I’m where I am now.. just 2 more days.
Challenge: Smelling Orange Chicken from Panda Express at the stadium…
Triumph: not passing out in Crossfit class this morning
Observation: Buying Seltzer water in Anaheim Stadium is a challenge in it’s self. If you plan on going, and you don’t drink soda or drink alcohol, your option is water. I managed to talk to a bartender and asked if I could buy some club soda, he said he wasn’t supposed to, then asked if I was the DD for the night, I said yes.. he poured me a glass and added some lime and said “good job, this is on the house”..
Meal 1: Sweet potato hash, 1 egg and 1 orange – 2 cups of coffee
Meal 2: In and Out burger – protein, mustard fried, no sauce with pickles
Meal 3: Flame Broiler chicken and veggie bowl (boring, with no sauce) 2 Lara Mini bars and a handful of macadamia nuts
Crossfit – the 3 hang power cleans / 6 bar over burpees EMOM for 10 min.. just about did me in – My VivoFit reads that I walked over 5 miles today too. Can’t say I haven’t been moving.