I am feeling great y’all! It was great week of training as I wind up Phase 2 of Get Swole marking the halfway point in this program.

I enjoyed an early birthday (Italian) dinner last night with my wonderful family. I ordered a child’s plate which consisted of two cheese raviolis with marinara; enjoyed two bites of chocolate cheesecake and water (no wine). It is so easy for me to make better choices even during “special” occasions because my desire to feel good supersedes my desire for fleeting pleasure. There was a time when I would have ordered a full portion of something very cheesy, a glass of wine (or two), a dinner roll, and dessert. I would have experienced a foggy head from the wine, an over-full stomach from the food followed by a carb crash and a food hangover zapping my energy the following day. All of this would have slowed me down and interfered with my tasks. In addition to that, I would have felt guilty. None of these things support my higher, healthier self. In fact, they are all depleting.

Last night I had an amazing night’s sleep, woke up feeling spry, clear headed, and ready for a productive day. I enjoyed my dinner immensely without the over-indulgence of food and booze. I posted this video the other day to Facebook that talks about the five second decision.

I am most proud of my five second decision to bodybuild. So much has improved in my life since then. I am more mindful of my decisions. I am more decisive. I am more aware of how I am affected by decisions from moment to moment. I have lots of work to do but then again I think we are always a work in progress because life is not static. We are constantly adapting to our ever-changing lives.

BE healthy, BE the change, BElieve in yourself.

…and have an amazing weekend!