When Is The Time To Pivot?

How do you know when it is time to pivot?

According to one of the definitions from Merriam-Webster…’pivot: an adjustment or modification made (as to a product, service, or strategy) in order to adapt or improve’.

Since what I am searching for is “to improve”…I would say it is definitely time to pivot in the strategy (or lack there of) that I have been using to lose weight.

The 1st of the Month; what a great time to start!

So, tomorrow is March 1st and I am taking a hard look at the things that have worked in the past, the things that I thought would work, and the things that definitely did NOT work.

For the next 31 days (I know, the wonky side of me really wanted to say 30 days but since there are 31 days in March, well, there ya go) I will be sticking to my eating plan. I will document much of it here, including when I flub up, because I will be the first to admit that I am not perfect and I will make mistakes and that is A-OK!

What I am not willing to do is QUIT!

Are you, like me, struggling with not being able to stick to a healthy diet and lose weight? If so, I hope that you will find inspiration here, or maybe even a laugh and to know that you are NOT alone.

First Things First

What is the first thing that passes your lips in the morning? Is it coffee, a donut, bagel, or a soda perhaps?

I have to say, I have never understood how someone can have soda first thing in the morning. I am not judging, I just don’t understand. I have a friend who would drink a soda first thing when she woke up. On the flip side, some people probably can’t understand why I would have plain coffee first thing in the morning. But, I digress…

When I am following a healthy eating lifestyle (yes, I know, I should always follow a heathy eating lifestyle) I try to drink a large glass of water first thing in the morning.

It’s a tough habit for me to start but once I get started I find that I tend to drink more water throughout the day.

Benefits of being hydrated: (the following list are things that I have experienced and may not be the same for everyone).

  • Clearer skin
  • Reduced puffiness in my face
  • Less inflammation in my joints
  • Less irritability
  • Better digestion
  • Weight loss
  • Clearer thinking
  • Lower blood pressure

It has also been said that, ‘the first thing that passes your lips in the morning will be what you crave throughout the day’. I have to agree with this statement. After of few days of starting my day off with water, I find that I crave it more and drink more of it throughout the day.

What is the first thing that you eat or drink after waking?