Have you ever eaten crow? I did tonight! "Eating crow is an English-language idiom meaning humiliation by admitting wrongness or having been proved wrong after taking a strong position. Eating crow is presumably foul-tasting in the same way that being proved wrong might be emotionally hard to swallow."
In a different yet similar way, I ate crow tonight! I was at YogaSport, in class with my awesome instructor, Angela. I was feeling really good, sporting a new yoga towel, feeling warm in the heated room, feeling strong and noticing less of my mid-section as I did the poses. Yet, as I attempted to lift both feet during crow pose, and I fell over right on my face! I landed directly on my left cheek. Angela had said we didn't have far to fall...and she was correct! Luckily, I didn't totally hurt myself. I wondered whether the fall would leave a mark, especially as I thought about a television interview tomorrow. But, I seem to be recovering nicely with no marks. I was thinking the worst, envisioning the scene from Tommy Boy in which Chris Farley asks David Spade about the mark on his face. Are you sure? But it hurts right here. Not so much here or up here but RIGHT HERE! Then the waitress totally busts David Spade's character for lying. Luckily, I do not have a mark!
All in all, I feel good about pushing myself and trying a difficult pose. In a way, I did the same thing with Project Husband. I launched a project to attain something difficult - a soulmate. And, it didn't work in the timeframe I outlined. I ate crow with that, BUT I feel so good about it! I'd rather take a risk, learn a ton and move forward than remain still and frozen with fear of failure. I feel like I have gained much more than I have lost. And, even though I'm not planning on getting married on February 15th, there will be an exciting announcement about the wedding plans....stay tuned.
Today, in Day 8, I had another great day of eating, thanks to My Fit Foods, and I added a protein snack after my workout - fat free cottage cheese, blueberries and lots of cinnamon. Delicious.
I kicked off the day with an 8:30am meeting with a client, and I was full of energy from my morning meal. We solved all the world's problems (okay, well, only hers) in an hour. Then, I grabbed my snack and headed to a networking event in Plano, which actually was a lot of fun. When I went to the booth that was giving away a free iPad, I found a fun and flirty guy who was very interesting. I also met a social networking expert who wants to have coffee next week to discuss business. I'll have water, since my fitness challenge excludes coffee for another couple of weeks. However, it doesn't hurt that the guy is cute. I like a little eye candy.
This evening, I had a delicious low-carb meal before my protein snack and am winding down for a restful night of sleep. The My Fit Foods nutritional program is interesting in that it provides most of the daily carbs in the earlier part of the day. In the later part of the day, the program offers low-carb meals to prepare the body for rest. It makes so much sense! I can't believe a week has passed...the first few days seemed somewhat long. Now, I'm wanting to put on the brakes, afraid the three weeks will end too soon. It's kind of like a good book - you want to hurry up and read it, but you don't want it to end right away. For that reason, this really is the best diet I've ever tried. I feel so satisfied, energized and excited about my own health and wellbeing. It's kind of nerdy, but I decided in grad school that nerds are sexy.