Surviving the Super Bowl

3 Feb

I work with teens and where there’s teens…there’s pizza and wings. 

Yesterday was the first day that my wife and I started our Whole30-official-header1challenge (click the pic for details) where we’ll be eating “whole foods” for 30 days…pressing the restart button on our bodies, and all this the day before the Junior High Super Bowl Party. I knew it was coming, and I had a strategy…

I want to share 3 things that keep me focused on my goals. I started doing a semi-whole30 type thing back in September when I first read the book, and stayed pretty consistent up until Christmas…and then let loose 🙂 so hopefully some of these tips will help you with your goals.

But First…I have to tell you that I loves wings. My wife made buffalo chicken dip. There was tons of pizza, chips, soda, cookies, brownies and left-overs of all of thee above!!! I would be lying if I said my mouth didn’t water when I opened the crockpot to see how much buffalo chicken dip was left and caught the scent. 

chicken dip*Hold on…I have to get a paper towel to wipe the saliva off my keyboard.*

All right, here are some things that help me stay the course.

# 1. It’s NOT hard. 

-There was a line in the book where the authors beat this point into you! They hate hearing people say it’s too hard. So what do the authors say? *put your seat belt on*  “Beating cancer is hard, losing a loved one is hard, birthing a child is hard…Drinking your coffee black is NOT hard.” Ouch, right!? When you put “eating healthy” in perspective…it’s NOT hard.

#2. I am responsible for 100% of what I eat

-No one is pointing a gun to my head forcing me to eat anything. 

#3. The power of “No”. 

-I had a mentor once tell me to say “No” to at least one thing EVERY day, just to get in the habit of saying it. Our lives are made up of billions and billions of *Decisions and *Choices (which will be the blog topic of another day) and although you and I can’t control many of our circumstances, we can absolutely control how we respond to our circumstances. Saying “No” is a tool many of us don’t use often enough.

These three things have helped shape the path of each day ahead of me…especially days where I know there’s gonna be tempting delicacies. 



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