Oh, friends. I’ve fallen off the wagon of healthy eating and exercise. Actually I fell off several weeks ago. The wagon has moved so far ahead, I can barely see it in the distance…Sigh…
Hurting my back hasn’t helped the exercise but the eating had nothing to do with my back. 🙂 Holidays…so much delicious junk to eat at work and with the family. It’s hard to resist. Now I need to get back into eating healthy and exercising regularly, but how do you do it?
For me, I always think about it like a bicycle chain. It’s going along nicely, spinning and spinning until one link falls off the chain and then the whole chain falls off. Same thing with me for healthy eating/exercise (and other stuff usually). I’m going along nicely but then I miss a day or eat unhealthy for a meal and there’s that one link. Suddenly the whole chain comes off and I’m off the wagon again!
In one of my therapy groups, we call this concept “getting a case of the fuck-its” (pardon my french). You’re going along and you mess up and then you’re like, “Well, I already messed up. Might as well keep going.”
It’s not so helpful. I am trying to forget about my case of the you-know-whats and get back on track…or the wagon, whichever analogy you prefer. Here’s what I’ve done so far…
1. Enlisted support from friends and family (my friend is going to yoga with me tomorrow, my hubby is going to the gym with me on Saturday, my best bud is helping keep me accountable with my eating)
2. Wrote up a menu for the week (poblano peppers stuffed with beef, homemade yogurt and cheese, sweet potatoes, and healthy snacks)
3. Wrote up a list of when I can go to the gym to exercise
4. Tell people what I’m trying to do
5. Decided in my mind I want to eat healthier.
Here’s what I’ve yet to do…
1. Actually make it to the gym
2. Actually pack my lunch for work today
3. Decide in my mind that I’m actually going to go to the gym Monday morning
So, I’m going to watch eat a mid-morning snack while I watch “Modern Family”, pack my lunch and a snack, and head to work! Wish me luck!
P.S. If you don’t hear from me again for a while, I might not have made it to the wagon. 😉