but it rhymes at least. Two days in and I already know one of my biggest challenges will be cooking for myself. I’ve never liked it too much. In fact I don’t do it. By virtue of my earlier life, I am a competent cook. It’s fun to cook for the pleasure of others but the food I make for myself never tastes good to me, most of the time.
Yesterday I drove to one of our local farm markets and bought quite a bit of fresh organic produce. I am much more likely to eat vegetables than fruit which is fine. My teeth are tremendously sensitive and fruit hurts them. Go figure. Anyway, I sort of enjoyed preparing my first night’s meal (shhhhh, I’ll lie if anyone questions me). Plus I do enjoy grilling food.
Being patient about things that pertain to me isn’t one of my best skills. I have loads of patience for other things…so I’ve been reinforcing the idea that I don’t have to cook every night, it doesn’t have to be world class cuisine, I just need to make progress, and I need to make better choices.
As a former all-or-nothing type of person, this will take practice but I’m ready for the accomplishment. I’ve spent loads of time changing my mindset to one of positivity and, while it’s a challenge, it’s a refreshing change. It influences the way I carry myself, the way I speak to people, and, most obviously, the way I feel about myself.
Had my first workout with Jen, my trainer and good friend. It was entertaining, challenging and another accomplishment in my pocket. Moving forward steadily. I’m not in a race, I’m reclaiming my wellness. How good is that? Couple of great swims yesterday afternoon in my beloved Big Bowman. Looking forward to implementing my next phase of the journey when I engage in meal planning this weekend. This will help make food prep more of a no brainer.
Signing off with a look at the other night’s dinner: