I have two days left of the 10 Day Eat Clean Challenge. I am amazed at how much easier it is this time around. The first time I did the challenge I had to constantly think about what I was eating and if it fell within the top two tiers. This time however, I have a much better understanding of what I can and cannot eat. As a result my meals are getting better (by better I mean more flavorful) and I am even trying new recipes.
Let me be clear, I still have some odd cravings (such as a Starbucks non-fat vanilla late and low-fat banana chocolate bread) that I at times cannot get out of my head. The difference is I believe, I mean really, truly, deeply believe, that I have control over what goes into my body. There are 4 Starbucks on my way to work. If I didn't have the willpower or determination to tell myself NO I could easily run to a Starbucks and satisfy my craving
(without anyone knowing).
Tomorrow is the second to last weight-in at work. I have to be equal to or below 134.2 lbs. I am telling you right now, I have it in the bag. Not just tomorrow's weight-in, but the competition. I have put too much effort and focus into eating clean to lose.
And now for my Oprah ah-ha moment...
the light bulb finally went off (exhale).
I am in control (of my actions).
If I lose, it is no ones fault but my own.
I hold the power.
I finally get it. I'm not saying I won't forget it ever in my life, but right now I get it.
If you have forgotten then remind yourself.
I am in control of myself.
I make the decision to exercise or not to exercise, to eat healthy or to grab fast food. The decision is mine.
Now is the time to make a change. If you need motivation, encouragement or have questions I am here to help you.