Strategic Planning for Weight Loss
By Laura Kelly-Pifer
This past weekend, I had the honor of being treated like a Queen. It was Mother’s Day weekend and I was able to do something that I truly enjoy doing. It was spending time with my family. My family just didn’t honor me for the day but gave me a whole weekend of joy! As always, we had a BLAST!
Our weekend started off with some R&R. We had absolutely nothing planned and honestly, I was relieved! So, when I got the opportunity to relax, I decided to definitely take part in it! Do you?
We decided to head to Pittsburgh and see a Pirate’s Baseball game. We don’t go often but when we do, we usually eat out and enjoy a few snacks at the ball park. That’s when I started to get nervous. I’m halfway through Ultimate Reset and I’ve been eating at home and following the Meal Plan as closely as possible since Day 1. I haven’t eaten out or done anything social because I didn’t want to “jinx” myself. I thought that if I put myself close to temptations that I wouldn’t have the will power. I’ve already seen with Ultimate Reset that I can lose weight, that I’ve been feeling better, that my energy levels have increased, and that I’m growing thicker, stronger and longer nails, to name a few. I didn’t want to jeopardize that. I’ve worked so hard to stay on track with this plan. It’s been challenging but I know that I HAVE to do this. The pros outweigh the cons and the nachos at the Ball Park are NOT on the meal plan and they were NOT going to set me back. I made up my mind right then there to not allow defeat.
So, here’s what I did to help keep myself on track. I logged into my accountability group and posted exactly what we were doing. There, I was able to get support and encouragement from others in the group. I also got a little razing over being a Pirates fan. It was all in good fun so I didn’t mind. I also packed up my Ultimate Reset items, my Distilled water and snacks for the ball park. It’s easier to stay on track when you’re prepared. I didn’t know if I’d be able to purchase those items elsewhere so not only was I prepared but I also saved a little money! Lastly, I mentioned to my family how important it was to help keep me on track and to support me. If I didn’t want a bite of something, than I didn’t want them trying to persuade me to have some. I was there to enjoy the game and their company; not indulge in snacks.
Once we got to the Ballpark, we chose to eat dinner at one of the restaurants. Thankfully, the burgers and fries they ordered weren’t too much a distraction and I was totally satisfied with my meal. I had a vegetable based soup. It was delicious! And, it left me completely satisfied. Throughout the game, I wasn’t tempted with stuff. There were enough distractions to keep me entertained and when Bob when up and got nachos, I didn’t need them. So, all in all, it wasn’t as bad as what I had thought it would be. My mind was playing tricks on me.
The rest of the weekend, I was pampered. No dishes, no cooking….just time to sit back and do some things that I enjoyed. THANK YOU Bob, Bailey and Morgan for everything!! I LOVE you all!!!!
I am so thankful that my family, my accountability group and my planning helped keep me on track. I know this helps because more people stay on track when they work together than when trying to do something alone. I am glad that I took the time to reach out to all them!
Have you been successful on staying on course when you’re following a meal plan? I’d love to hear some of your tips. You can comment below or post a comment on my facebook wall. For those of you who are struggling, I encourage you to reach out. You don’t have to do it alone. Message me so that we can get you back on track.
Laura Kelly-Pifer is a Fitness Coach who strives to help others by giving hope and support to those that are dissatisfied with their current situation. Whether you are lacking physically, emotionally, financially, or nutritionally she is here to help you see REAL RESULTS!