So, this happened today. It is Super bowl Sunday and with the intent of eating good after last night’s free meal, this still happened.
This is what remains of 2 GIANT chocolate chip cookies, a cinnamon roll, a GIANT oatmeal raisin cookie, and a cherry white chocolate scone.
There are a few thoughts that pass through my head on this weekend regarding how far I’ve come and what I’m still learning as I survey the damage done by my family to this giant pile of sweets.
These are paramount to healthy eating for me. I read Facebook posts about other people having a very strict diet, and that’s awesome if that works for them. It doesn’t work for me. I used to have free days, and I’m working towards a free meal – eat spot on except for my one free meal. This has always been my fantasy way of eating. Eat the right way 90% of the time.
Being over tired is my enemy. When I am tired, I’m more apt to say forget it and eat what I want. For some reason, I’ve been dealing with another bout of insomnia. It hits randomly and out of the blue and really throws my eating for a curve ball. I need to be more cognizant of my bedtime routine and make sure nothing is out of whack.
Failing isn’t an option. Those sweets that I snacked on does not mean I’ve failed. It doesn’t even mean I’ve messed up. It means I enjoyed something and now I need to re-focus. My day isn’t ruined, my week isn’t ruined. I will eat flawless the rest of the day and I’ll be back at the gym tomorrow regardless. It’s all about moderation and about moving forward.
Drinking water is important. One of my weaker habits is making sure I drink enough water each day. Regardless of what I am eating, I try to focus on drinking more water.
Food Prep keeps me on track. I have enough food prepped that I can still eat healthy for the rest of my day. Right now, I have a container full of shredded chicken and plenty of fruit and veggies to choose from to continue eating healthy. A stocked kitchen and refrigerator is what keeps me from derailing.
Health Isn’t Just One Thing
There are a number of facets that contribute to my definition of health and rarely do they all run right at the same time. Instead of focusing on what I’m doing wrong, I highlight what I’m doing right, and continue to create and update my game plan for the things that need to be improved. As long as I have most of these things working right, I have a better chance at being on the right track. And now, that’s my goal, be on the right track to lose a few pounds, get stronger and improve my health.