After my monumental stumble yesterday I am moving forward, trying to regain some of the ground that I lost (or should that be 're-lose some of the pounds that I gained'?). Whatever the case may be, I am leaving Monday's binge where it belongs - in the past - and I am continuing on with what I know works on this journey. I am planning on trying to work in some extra exercise for a few days in an attempt to hasten the shredding of the consequences of my actions, but otherwise I am keeping this simple and just doing what has brought me success thus far. Why complicate things?
I think that in the past I would have made this recent overindulgence the catalyst to sabotaging myself. I would have either shut down completely and immediately reverted back to my old habits causing me to spiral ever further into the regaining nightmare that I have been a part of again and again. Or, I might have attempted to punish myself by limiting my food or by trying to perform unrealistic workouts beyond my comfort zone; this would inevitable lead me to give up altogether because I simply can't live up to those sorts of expectations.
One day. I messed up just one day. It won't undo all that I have done and it doesn't really make sense to drastically change anything at this point. I am doing well and I simply have to stay the course in order to see the results that I want.
I will eat clean. I will be active. I will be kind to myself. This works and it is for life!
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
- 10 glasses of water
- 1 banana
- 2 scrambled eggs with spicy cheese, frozen spinach, and pepper
- 3 1/2 cups celery with light peanut butter
- 1 small Mandarin orange
- 1 cup spicy rice
- 2 slices brown sugar and mustard glazed ham with mustard
- 1 pear
- 40 minutes of the C25K program (Day 1 of Week 8)
- 40 minutes of walking completed in 2 outings (both 20 minutes long)
- 1 hour and 5 minutes of rowing a dragon boat