I spent some time last night and this morning going over more things in the Ultimate Reset guide book. And, I’m finalizing my meal plan and grocery list. I’m using something I found online so there’s not much extra work ~ but I wanted to sub in some recipes that my friends have said are delish.
And, as I was having my first cup of coffee this morning, I couldn’t help but feel a little sad…
If I haven’t mentioned it yet, coffee is one thing I will be giving up for the next 3 weeks.
Now, I do believe coffee has health benefits….in moderation of course.
But, it’s also very acidic. And, one of the main goals with the Reset is to reverse the acidity going on in your body.
And, so it goes….
So, at first this morning, I felt sorry for myself. And, I said, GREAT, “I can’t have coffee starting Monday.”
But, then I remembered…I’m CHOOSING to do this.
So, I’m turning around that thinking. It’s not about can’t. It’s about choice.
And, this is actually a good reminder in so many areas!
If you’re starting out on a new goal, you’re likely going to have to make sacrifices. But, instead of focusing and dwelling on the things you can’t have or do, focus on all the wonderful things you CAN and are choosing to have and do!
The end reward outweighs the sacrifices along the way!
I’m focusing on the positives of why I’m doing this!
Sure, I’m giving up coffee….and cupcakes….and pizza….and wine for a while….
but in hopes of reversing a long stretch of not feeling well….in hopes of finding a better place with food again….in hopes of a kickstart and a clean slate with my weight loss goals.
I would say the things I’m striving for far outweigh foregoing some things for a while. And, rest assured, I’m still not a fan of deprivation ~ but isn’t deprivation just a mindset?? You’ll only feel deprived if you let yourself. Remember, YOU get to CHOOSE.
Adopt this mindset ~ “It’s not that I CAN’T have that. It’s that I’m CHOOSING not to.”
And, shout out to all my coaches and clients in groups and out there working hard! I share this one often and it never gets old!!