Good morning, I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday. Mine is quiet and relaxing. The big girls are out on a sleep over and Tim went into work. Miss O is singing along to her iPad and I am sitting here enjoying my morning coffee thinking about today’s intention –
Let It Go!!
Why did I pick this intention you may ask?
Tonight we are having a typical family dinner at my Dad’s house. My Dad is a wonderful cook, there will be prime rib, pototoes, some sort of vegetable and dinner rolls. He makes a MEAN prime Rib, probably one of the best I have ever eaten. Here is where the my intention will come into play. I can and will eat meat and white potatoes. I don’t love that sort of meal. I prefer a leaner cut of meat and vegetables with more nutritional value than corn and white potatoes. I will groan when he uses whole milk for the vegetables and groan even more when he offers 35% cream for my coffee. But I survive.
Tim, on the other hand, has made a very strong choice to try to lose his extra weight (its a lot of weight). He doesn’t want potatoes and starchy veggies right now. So last night we decided to bring a salad, no biggie right???
For years these comments have hurt. For years they have stung. I have only the best interest for myself and my family. I don’t want my daughters eating fruit roll ups, candy and pringles. I don’t want to eat white bread and other processed foods.
I have not FORCED my food beliefs on anyone, why should what I eat or do bother anyone else. Many people would say :
But I don’t think its that. I KNOW that my Dad and brother LOVE me. I think its just comes down to:
One of the toughest parts of changing your life style is coping with those around you who’s ideals and values don’t align with your changes.
To be truly HONEST it is extremely DIFFICULT to be the only one training and eating clean. Most people simply do not UNDERSTAND your dedication. The simply think something is wrong with you to have these desires. Even my Chiro, an educated highly active, healthy individual who values fitness and clean eating thinks I am completely CRAZY for wanting to run 42.2 K this fall!!
So My advice to you and to myself is to:
Know that your choices make you happy and are helping you to reach your goals! Just smile and sing “Let it Go!”
Thursday – Piyo upper AND 40 minutes of Yoga at school (it was an awesome way to start the day)
Friday – Rest Day, curling with the hubs and our friends.
Saturday – Piyo Sweat and 25 mins on the bike trainer (need to toughen up those buns of mine, EEK!!!)
Sunday – Piyo core and a walk or swim planned.
Meal Planning January 18 – 24, 2015
Sunday – Family Dinner
Monday – Pork tenderloin, roasted vegetables (didn’t get to it last week)
Tuesday – Tacos, with lettuce instead of wraps
Wednesday – Spaghetti Squash with homemade Tomato Sauce
Thursday – Left overs
Friday – Pizza and salad
Saturday – Burgers and roasted veggies
Breakfasts – Green smoothies with Shakeology during the week, pancakes and or oatmeal on weekends.
Snacks – Yogurt, fruit, veggies, protein bars
Lunch – Eggs and veggies, leftover pork w/ salad
Whats on you meal plan this week?
Does your family support you? Or do go it alone?
*** I do have a lot of support from friends and family, its not all negative. I just don’t think they understand my passion, which is very common!****