I’m making better decisions

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis week has been very busy and at times I’ve felt like I was swimming upstream in treacle with an anchor tied to my ankle. However sitting here reflecting on the last five days I can see that I am starting to make better decisions. The week started to catch up with me on Thursday morning when I woke up to go to the gym. As I lay in bed I felt really flat and had no motivation. However I knew I wouldn’t get a second chance to do the session I had planned so I pulled back the covers and dragged my arse to the gym. Despite my lack of enthusiasm I pushed myself really hard. It was tough going but as soon as I finished the final rep of my final set I felt sooooo much better. I walked out of the gym feeling like I could take on anything the day threw at me, which was good because it ended up being one of those days!

Having left the gym on a high my day went down hill pretty fast and by the time I got home I just wanted to cook dinner and chill on the sofa. However there was a little problem when it came to dinner, I didn’t have the main ingredient for my Chicken Tikka Masala! I’d forgotten to get the chicken out of the freezer in the morning. So now I had a decision to make, go back out and buy some chicken or order takeaway. I was about to reach for my phone when a little voice reminded me that I am trying to be healthier and a takeaway wouldn’t help with that. So instead of my phone I grabbed my car keys and went to the shops. I bought some chicken and made Lean in 15 Chicken Tikka Masala for dinner. And you know what, it tasted so good!

The decisions I faced on Thursday highlight how life constantly tests your resolve. In the past when presented with similar decisions I’ve made bad choices. I know that this time last year when I forgot to get dinner, instead of going out and buying something healthy I just order a takeaway. I’m sure at the time I enjoyed the takeaway but I guarantee that I woke up the next day feeling frustrated at my lack of progress. Earlier this month I wrote a blog about using social media as inspiration, not as a benchmark and in the blog I wrote that “any long-term goal requires perseverance and there will be times when you struggle”. This week has tested my determination and my ability to make better decisions. I am really pleased that I persevered, remained focussed and did not repeat the mistakes of 2016.

I’ve just got to keep it going now!

Toby

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2 thoughts on “I’m making better decisions

  1. Awesome work – Can totally relate to the poor decision making side of not only my health and fitness goals, but life in general. Must definitely feel good to write and reflect on the productive, and positive decisions, and steps your making moving forward. I definitely needed to read this – As queen of laze I salute your hard work dedication and determination. have any to spare? hahaa. 😀

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