Good things come to those who…plan ahead. Screw waiting. You cannot succeed if you wait for things to happen. You have to take control. I’ve been thinking a lot about why it’s so hard for me to lose weight. What did I do 5 years ago that I am not doing now (besides a having a few less drinks). Planning. I used to have a very regimented diet and exercise schedule. Every week I’d go to the grocery store, buy frozen veggies, chicken breast, and things to prepare a salad. For lunch I would have a salad with no dressing! I used to have frozen veggies and chicken breast for dinner. Now, my taste buds would hate me if I did that. I love food and have evolved my cooking as such. I used to go to the gym 5 times a week religiously. So what happened?

I’m not sure if you’ve ever heard the term, but I call it comfy cow syndrome. You find a man, you start making plans to hang out, and all of a sudden your diet and exercise are out the window. Also, it doesn’t help that he can keep his defined abs, barely workout, and eat whatever he wants. Ugh. Anyway, back to my point, planning. When I reflected back on what I have been doing differently, I realized I am a whole lot busier that I was when I first moved to Omaha. There’s lots to do and plenty of people to see. Now that I have defined the issue what am I going to do about it?

PLAN! Create a routine! Say no to things that hinder it. Sure, I’m probably not going to be 100% perfect, but how can you succeed if you don’t try to mapped it out? Like some well known quotes say: “A goal without a plan is just a wish” or “By failing to plan, you are planning to fail.”

This isn’t new stuff guys and gals. I’ve just been too lazy to plan, and obviously not caring too much about this weight loss as a result. How can I expect to lose weight and get more toned if I don’t put in 100% effort? You can’t get what you want without a cost.

Anyway, rant over. We all have our down weeks, but I want to learn and take something away from this. I’m going to continue being active. This weekend I’m going up to Minnesota with a gal pal of mine to visit some college friends. It’s always a real good time that comes packed with a whole lotta calories. My goal: to be disciplined. Here’s the plan; stick to the paleo food theme. Do NOT munch in between meals. Only eat until you are full. DRINK WATER! Wait in between drinks. Ok, so these should not be hard things to follow, but I have to keep reminding myself. It’s so easy to slip.

I’ll post later about my escapades. This month is going to be jammed packed with weekend trips! Minnesota this weekend, Kansas City the next, and Denver the last weekend of the month. I’m excited to hit the road, catch up with some good friends, and explore the area. More to come friends.

Until then,

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