The sun is out! Hooray!! It amazes me how much a bit of sunshine can drastically change my mood. It literally brightens my day! So with nothing to do, me and my fiancé headed out in the car to find a nice spot to stop for lunch.
My food choices haven’t been the best lately, and to be honest, I feel like I’ve struggled to keep focused these past few weeks. I’m not really sure why, and when I spoke to my coach about it, she said that maybe its because my goals feel too far in the distance that I’m feeling a little deflated. This might be true, as well as the fact that I still have a way to go in my journey, and that in itself can sometimes make you feel you’re fighting a losing battle, even though you can see the results.
I think we are a society of people who want things immediately, and of course I am one of those women who wants to go to sleep and wake up in the morning a size ten. Obviously that is not realistic (unless you’re having liposuction!), but sometimes impatience can creep in, and it can make you feel like giving up because you haven’t reached your goal in an unreasonably short length of time.
So, we headed to a nice little country pub where my fiancé eats when he is on a golf day. It was pretty quite, so we found a table outside in the sunshine and had a look over the extensive menu. I really hovered over the beer battered haddock and chips for quite a while, carefully reading and re-reading the description, like I was hoping to see in the fine print ‘There are absolutely no calories in this dish whatsoever!’ I thought about it rationally, weighing up the fact that we are heading into the summer, and if I wanted to eat fish and chips that's fine, but then don’t moan and whine when you’re new summer dresses feel too tight.
It seemed to work, because when we ordered, I pointed out the seared salmon fillet salad without even hesitating. As you can see from the photo, it was the most amazing looking salad I’d ever seen, and I can tell you that it tasted delicious too. Sometimes, a mental pep talk with yourself can really work