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    Confession: one of my most favorite things about my relationship with my Mr. is that he always says it like it is.

    He doesn’t beat around the bush or try to dress things up. He’s gentle, uses tact, and is sincere. He would never purposely do or say anything to hurt my feelings, so I know when he says something, he’s doing it because he really cares.

    Even with tact & grace, though, there are some times in life when a simple, “do this,” or “don’t do that,” are just the pointed things I need to hear {and are hard to hear}.

    Case in point. The other day I made a smart remark to him he wasn’t expecting and we both laughed. Before I knew it, he’d turned & started tickling me til I fell-helpless-on the bed & he lay beside me. After a couple minutes of random conversation, he said, “How’s your program going?”

    Long pause {sidenote: long pauses always = dang, I wish he hadn’t asked that question!}.

    I said I was doing okay, the scale was staying the same or going down a half pound every once in a while, etc., but hedging around the issue a bit.

    He said, “well, there’s your answer. Just don’t cheat.”


    I agreed with him and we kissed & moved on with our busy day of being full time parents, business owners, and spouses.

    But those three words stuck with me all day. Just don’t cheat. I repeated it to myself often and kept thinking about why I do occasionally-and sometimes often-go off plan.

    As I’ve mentioned before, the key components for me are:
    1. Preparation
    2. Accountability
    3. Consistency

    Lately, it’s been a lack of the number 1-preparation, that’s totally been throwing me off. I have not been physically or mentally prepared on more than one occasion, thus, I cheat myself out of making the progress I desire by choosing against it.

    So with the start of Fall, school starting, and most people getting back into the routine of having a schedule, I am more committed to preparing.  To writing out a plan & sticking to it.  With my meal plan, my exercise routine, and my other personal goals.  I encourage you to do the same.  I know it makes a HUGE difference.

    And if you’re looking for someone to be accountable to, I know this really amazing health coach….{she’s humble, too}.  Message me for details!  {}


1 Response to say it like it is

  • Amanda Wheeler wrote on September 14, 2012 at 11:07 // Reply

    I think the Parmesan puffs sound the best, although the cereal does sound good also. A hard choice. :)


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