I think I'm slowly becoming the person I want to be because everyday I see little changes in me that make me think "wow, that's new" and yesterday was one of those days that I went to bed truly content and proud if I may say so myself.
It was a day out of shopping with the girls yesterday and I offered to drive us to Bluewater (which is about 45 minutes away via motorway) and in order to make the day work I had to pick all three girls up from different locations. This meant that I had to wake up at 7.30am in order to be on time! Now one of the things I've most hated myself for was my poor punctuality. I don't know why but it's become a habit that has turned me into this sloppy person who doesn't seem to care when really I care a lot. It was changing this habit that kicked myself into this new lifestyle of mine and these days I strive to always be on time if not early. I got to the first stop at 9.25am (early by five minutes!) and I have to say that was pretty impressive to both my friend and I. The schedule of the day went pretty splendid and so was my eating.
By the time I got to the shopping centre I was starving so we ended up at Costa (not my choice!) and the only thing I could think to eat at the time was their small pots of Yoghurt and granola. I don't know how good or bad that was but that was fine. I had my usual smoothie in the morning but waking up that early just means I have to be more smart about my snacking.
We ended up at Nandos for lunch and again, what a dangerous place to eat! I chose their Mediterranean salad with chicken but I left most of the feta cheese. You see what I mean? I've never been one to leave food on my plate and even if I didn't like it (which wasn't likely) I would eat it so I would not waste. Somehow I decided that the cheese wasn't my favourite, it was very calorific and that I didn't need two proteins so I left it. How amazing is that?
By the time I got home I was so hungry it was incredible but the beautiful day was beginning to get dark and I didn't want to blame the sky anymore. I received an email that gave some crap news so I decided, in all my fury and motivation, to go for a run! I ate a whole ear of corn and then went for it.
Do you see what I mean? SHOCKING.
I 'ran' about 1.35miles and I say 'ran' because it was mostly a run/walk. I ran probably about a third of it which means I ran for about 0.45 miles. How many calories did I burn? I'm not sure. But I did run for about 20 minutes I think so that was enough.
I came back home exhausted and showered, then made myself a gigantic stir fry.
What a bloody amazing day.
It's almost 21 days and you know that they say it takes 21 days to form a habit in life (or undo a habit) and I think by the time I get to day 21, something else amazing will happen, I will definitely do a 21 day review. This has led me to want to do an official 21 day challenge whereby I consistently do something for 21 days in order for it to become a habitual part of my life. I feel like my life style change has been tremendous and I've targeted some many different things. The one thing I have not yet done so well on is sleeping and I do feel that that is what is holding me back. So perhaps next week we will see a 21 day challenge of sleeping before midnight and waking up at 8am.
I will be back tonight to tell you how wonderful today is :)