I got in some ab work and then a cardio session this morning. I have been right on schedule as far as sticking to my plan in preparation for April’s contest. I spent some time thinking about my focus on this contest. It is over 16 weeks out but my focus and commitment is dead on right now.
To illustrate that point I began thinking about yesterday’s lunch. I had my turkey, brown rice, and yams. It was the last of the first frozen turkey I cooked since thanksgiving. Anyway as I ate with my usual lunch crew, some of them had brought out 2 large trays of holiday cookies and chocolates. I continued to eat my lunch and never even thought about having any of it. I couldn’t even tell you what kind of cookies were on the trays.
I don’t know why this thought came to me while I was doing cardio today, but it got me thinking about all the stuff I have written and read lately about holiday foods and people’s diets and goals just being blown out of the water. This line of thinking actually got me fired up.
I was plowing through cardio now with the thought of, “discipline and willpower – 1, holiday cookies -0! Oh Yeah it’s on. Bring it!!”
If I can do it, anyone can. Planning and sticking to that plan brings success and strength. Being able to stick to that plan for one meal, one workout, one temptation, fuels motivation and our commitment grows stronger. One step at a time.
Keep pushing through and don’t lose sight of your goals ahead, or what you have accomplished behind you to get to the point you are at now.
With just a few days to go until Christmas