This week has been challenging.
First, entering the 3rd week of any experiment can be a make it or break it time. This is when the true behavioral changes will start taking root, and this is also the period where it’s easiest to fall back into old habits.
Combine that with Sunday having been Christmas…well, while I attempted to make good decisions that day, and didn’t spend the day gorging myself, I definitely blew things up a bit. But one day of indulgence isn’t worth throwing out the entire experiment. The goal is to modify behavior so that, even when there’s a day like that, it’s easy to get back on the path of good decisions.
Add in that this is my early week at the day job, which throws off my whole morning. To “save time” I would typically grab Starbucks for breakfast, rushing out as soon as I was finished feeding and walking the dogs. (I say that in quotes, as in reality I had to leave earlier to make that side trip, so I really wasn’t saving any time.) I will claim a little victory in that I haven’t made that trip to Starbucks yet.
One other hiccup to the whole plan: I have an injured shoulder. I’m not sure what I did to it, exactly, and I’m sure it is jiu jitsu related. It’s curtailing my ability to train, so this part of the experiment is a bit compromised. I’m hoping that adequate doses of ibuprofen and heat pads will help this heal quickly.
Anyway, the menu this week: leftovers.
With the holiday, I didn’t have time to get my meals prepared for the week. Fortunately, we had roasted pork loin Monday night, so that will suffice as my lunch for the week. I’ll need to get a little more creative for dinner, but that’s less of an issue.