Just 2 weeks ago I was so proud of myself for packing my breakfast and lunch and planning ahead for my school day. I felt great! This past week I have been in a slump. I have not been planning or packing any of my meals, and I feel like crap. I went back to eating out more, and I feel a difference in my energy, digestive system, and most importantly SKIN. I feel gross all around because I know I have been drinking more soda and not sticking to my plan like I was previously. Nobody likes to feel tired all the time, especially when I keep up with and teach 22 seven year old's all day, and come home to play with my 11 month old. There is no time to feel tired! That's why taking care of my health and my body is so important to me.
On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the most disciplined with myself, I try to live at an 8. To break it down, if I eat 5 small meals a day, 7 days a week, that is 35 meals a week. If I cut myself slack on 1 meal per day (typically dinner for me), that leaves me 28 meals per week to be consistent on. Being consistent on 28/35 meals per week, translates to 80% consistency, or an 8 :) This logic has worked for me personally for the last 8 years. My weight fluctuates like anybody's, but if I get too laxed, I just tightened the reigns a little bit.