Fit410 Wellness Kick-Off; Getting Over My All-or-Nothing Mentality

Happy First Day of my Fit 410 Journey! I thought it would be fun to some-what chronicle these next 28 days, because obviously there are quite a few ebbs and flows with any diet/healthy eating goal/workout.. etc. 

Ok, sooooo, I am off to a crappy start. LOL, yes, it’s day one and I am already behind. How? Well, like any new diet or fitness plan I start, I try to get all my ducks in a row, make sure everything is 100% perfect- down to the final crossed “t”. In my head, I was going to go meal prep shopping with Shane on Saturday, and get a bunch of the prep cooking done right after. Shane and I knew that we were going to be traveling to see family on Sunday, so Saturday was a done deal. Of course life took its tole, and I spent 3 hours of what was supposed to be shopping/cooking time on a long phone call with a friend, and completely effed up the schedule (meanwhile, Shane played Fortnite, so I can’t say he was all that bothered, lol). By the time I got my shopping list together, we only had an hour to get shopping done, and I just felt defeated (example #1 of my all-or-nothing mindset). I also set the goal to get a number of pictures taken on Saturday; like my “before” pictures, some workout gear Inspo, a meal prep pic or two…. well, that went out the door because I was bummed my shopping/cooking idea didn’t go to plan (example #2 of my all-or-nothing mindset).

Flash forward to this morning, I haven’t gone grocery shopping. I haven’t meal prepped anything for this week. I haven’t taken my “before” pics…
So, why am I telling you this. Well, as a kick-off and ode to 2019, I am R E A L L Y trying to work on my all-or-nothing mindset (please see examples above and Appendix B-lol,jk). In the past, this entire scenario of not being prepared would have made me want to skip on kicking off the fitness plan today, and waiting until the next Monday. Can anyone relate to this? One more week of eating junk and not exercising- heck yea! But, please also don’t forget the inevitable crappy feeling we all get when we’ve had one too many trips to Chick-fil-a (a.k.a my “It’s my last week of eating what I want” place) and the feeling from procrastinating yet another goal. 

Yep, so my first challenge to kick off this fitness plan is to start it completely unprepared (cue the hyperventilating and awkward adjustment in my seat.). I can’t lie, I am so uncomfortable, but sometimes its good to let yourself get uncomfortable. After my freak out on Saturday about not being on schedule (sorry, Shane) I looked at my schedule this week, and am just going to make do. My point – the stars don’t have to be perfectly in line to start a new goal or resolution. Let’s be real, nothing is ever going to be the “p” word. Perfection is SO overrated, and that is what I am going to be telling myself every time I forget to do something in my planner, or I decided to indulge in a few waffle fries or two (oh, baby). I am actually so excited to kick off this fitness and wellness journey, because I think there are going to be quite a few lessons in store for me. 

With that said, I am super pumped to be partnering up with @fitforten and about kick my for the next 28 days. Clean eating, working hard, and truly working on betting myself – inside and out!

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EEK! Ok, time to get ready for work and hit the Monday grind. Stay tuned for the 410 chronicles to come, and cheers to a new year and new mindsets!

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