I had the most wonderful surprise at work today. A special delivery of a bouquet of balloons :).
The backstory behind the balloons starts with a friend of mine (at work) telling me that she registered for a 5K but was nervous about completing it. I told her I thought she was more than capable but just to ensure she finished, I would be right by her side the whole time pushing her to cross the line. Good news! She did it and not only did she beat her goal she CRUSHED it! Her appreciation of my support was awesome and made me feel really special, so thanks Tina 🙂
So whole-lifers, have you ever realized we spend about a quarter of our time during the week at work? Have you also realized that our at-work options for cooking and preparing meals are slim pickings? Well if you happen to be one of the lucky few that has access to cooking supplies and a fully-stocked WLC friendly pantry while at work, Kudos to you. As for the rest of us, read on my friends, read on 🙂
We have all been there *dun dun dun* the lunch room at work. The place where left over Holiday “treats” always seem to end up! Funny how that happens. How many of us give in to those temptations on a regular basis? I know I used to, especially if it was a particularly stressful day (aren’t they all). Well guys, it’s time to turn that around with my top five tips for how to avoid the temptation.
1. Plan ahead and visualize your success. If Susie had a birthday party last weekend for her twins, chances are likely she’ll be brining in goo-gobs of leftover junk. Get a plan in mind for how you will resist those treats then see yourself executing that plan.
2. Avoid the lunch room. Sometimes the best laid plans of mice and men go awry. In this instance, take you lunch outside or elsewhere of the weather sucks and avoid the junk spots all together. Plus your body/mind will thank you for the Vitamin D and/or change of scenery.
3. Pack your own food. This can prevent so many mishaps it’s not even funny. When you have WLC friendly snacks right at hand you are less likely to cave into the temptation. This saves a lot of money too and the stress of having to find a whole life compliant restaurant (see more on this tomorrow).
4. Take pride in the small steps. The WLC is not a demonstration of perfection it is a reflection of you determination and desire to change your life for the better. Change is often the result of a lot of minor adjustments (aka small steps). Take every opportunity you have to make a healthy decision and seize it! Always, always remind yourself that you are worth it. If you stumble, get right back up and dust yourself off. Then take pride in the fact that you recovered! Remember you can’t build mountain in a day, it takes persistence not perfection.
5. Bring your own food. I can’t stress this enough. Take the time to prepare your meals and take them with you. It saves so much time and so much stress. Note that this also applies to Holiday pot-luck parties. Bring your own WLC friendly dish! It guarantees you have something WLC compliant to eat and I bet your co-workers won’t even know its paleo!
So…how do you all avoid the temptations in the workplace?