PHASE 3 IS OVAAA!!!! Just one week (Peak Week) left!
Oh my goodness, what a blur. I feel SO motivated to crush the end of this program, but I'll tell ya, it was not like that earlier this week. About a month or two ago, we learned that the all of the heating systems in the school were being replaced this summer and that the teachers would need to fully pack up their classrooms by graduation. There was a little grumbling, but we generally accepted it. It needed to be done.
Then, about two weeks ago, the music department was told that our chorus room was going to be started over April break, so we would need to do it by then. Actually, by April 9th. Actually, could it be done ASAP?
So the beginning of our week was spent quickly breaking down and packing up that room (including my whole choral library) and moving things into the band room & general music room upstairs.
This led to a crazy few days where every free moment (you know, all that free time teachers have) was spent reorganizing and making sure everything was set and accessible for the rest of the year. My regular eating routine was totally thrown off. Even though I had meal prepped, I came so close to saying, "Whatever. I'm close enough anyways, almost done" and grabbing a snack from the vending machine in the teacher's lounge, or picking up fast food for lunch. Because I was TIRED and FRUSTRATED and didn't I deserve it??
But I DIDN'T do that. I ate the healthy food that I spent time buying and preparing. And I was proud of it. And I did my workouts before/after school, even when I just didn't feel like it. And that is where discipline and habit comes in.
Because I do these things day in and day out, I can continue doing them. It wasn't always this way. I've had false starts with programs before, where I will stop doing them after a few days and slip back into old bad habits. It has taken YEARS to build up this discipline. If you are following my story and ever feel disheartened because you are not seeing your own progress, I challenge you to STICK WITH IT. Try a week. And then another. And then a month. And soon enough, it will become easier and easier, because you will have momentum. You can do this. And if you need the push, join my FREE 5-day challenge clean eating challenge. And I will help you.
I am SO looking forward to peak week! There are 4 "deplete" days where we are carb cycling AKA basically just eating protein & veggies, for a final shred. It will be tough, but I know I can do it!