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I survived Target

Written By: Jodi on January 14, 2008 One Comment

I needed to get groceries, specifically groceries that fit into the new nutrition plan I started today.  Yeah, I’m starting this exercise/nutrition thing that goes for 10 weeks, but wasn’t sure I wanted to talk about it so I hadn’t mentioned it yet.  Anyway…I needed ‘healthy’ food so off I went.  Most of the time I do my grocery shopping at Super Target.  It’s conveniently located and, dudettes, it’s Target!  I love me some Target.  But, oh yes, we have this Mission: Self-Control thing going on, don’t we?  This trip was a trial by fire.  I could have just gone to the regular grocery store, but there were actually a couple of items I did need at Target, so I braved it.

I didn’t do too bad.  I did impulse buy one thing, sort of, but I did kind of need it, too.  And it was on sale.  Ok, ok, I know…but I’m calling this one justified. I did need some eye shadow.  I did.  And that was ALL I got that wasn’t food or on my list.  At least I’m pretty sure of that.

I think the nutritional part of this program is going to be a lot harder than the exercise part, and that will be plenty hard!  I have to will be going to exercise for 6 days a week for the next 10 weeks, at a minimum.  3 days kick-boxing and 3 days of resistance bands.  I am now the owner of a pair of boxing gloves!  I find that so funny…if you know me, you know how NOT me that is.  The nutrition part of it is set up to maximize the benefits of the exercise program – balanced carbs and proteins, 6 meals a day, etc.  It’s a lot like the abs diet if anybody is familiar with that…also a lot like South Beach.  And I don’t like calling it a diet.  It’s not a diet.  I don’t go on diets.  It’s just a…tweaking..of my usual very horrible eating habits.  It fits in with the ‘self-control’ theme very well.

So this year is starting off to be pretty challenging.  De-cluttering, not buying more clutter, new exercise and nutrition program…full full schedule…oh, and I’ve been asked to give a seminar at an upcoming homeschool group meeting, too!  Me oh my oh me oh my.  To even consider it is a major step forward for me.  How my life has changed over the last year.  But I’m going to say that’s a good thing!  My comfort zone is being stretched wider and wider.  God is definitely working on me!

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One Response to “I survived Target”

  1. Gina says on: 14 January 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Good for you! I think it’s awesome that you’re going beyond your normal bounds:) And what seminar are you going to give? I didn’t go to the last meeting… I just wasn’t interested in the talk. I left you a really long response on my blog to your very quick question:) ttyl!

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