The past week I have been under a lot of (self-imposed) stress. Despite knowing that it’s mostly in my head, I allow things beyond my control to overwhelm me to the point of no return. Like many areas of my life, I like to be all or nothing. I either consider my choices perfect or horrible. I’m still working on finding balance in the middle gray area.
(Breakfast: Greek yogurt, banana, cinnamon, honey, and peanut butter puffs)
With my friend from Arkansas in town my workout and eating schedule was thrown off. Worth every minute? You bet. But I still felt the lingering guilt as I skipped workouts for dinner’s out and slept through one too many morning alarms. I want to get back on track, but on some level I have already resigned myself to the “another failed weight loss attempt” notion. It’s not true. I need to keep telling myself that. But I’m struggling to really believe it. One week off does not constitute failure. I still have to live my life.
(Snack: Shelled edamame)
So I am not weighing myself this week, which is why you did not see my normal “weigh in Wednesday” post yesterday. I am going to force myself out of bed in the morning no matter how badly I want to sleep in (trust me, this morning was painful!) to get my workouts in because it sets me up for success the rest of the day.
(Dinner: Vegan pizza with broccoli and green beans)
I am going to keep my meals and snacks simple and be more mindful. I know what makes me feel best. And as much as sugar and sweets are great in the moment, its back to basics for long term success. Time to stop phoning it in and get my head back in the game.
Question: How do you get re-motivated after a week off?