I don’t know about you, but holidays have always posed a challenge for me when it comes to eating healthy. Aren’t holidays for indulging in favorite food treats like BBQ, Ice Cream and Adult Beverages? Makes a girl go crazy! I haven’t been in to the clinic to weigh in yet this week, but according to my scale I am at 216.0 this morning which is 4 lbs less than my last weigh in. That’s good news because I for sure did not stick to plan this past Memorial Day Weekend.
Which brings me to todays thought. We all have set backs. If you’ve ever been familiar with an addiction recovery program, they tell you to be prepared for relapses. They happen. What matters is how you handle getting back on track. I used to say, “I’ll start back over next Sunday.” or “Maybe in June I’ll get it right.” but now it’s become “Tomorrow is a new day and every meal is a chance to eat healthy.”
I’m not gonna lie to you… I didn’t hit Zumba for a whole week. But last night I jumped back in with both feet. My normal 2 hour session of Zumba Toning followed by Zumba. I was a hot sweaty mess and physically drained after, but it felt SO GOOD! I am back to eating on plan and tracking. It felt nice to take a little break and indulge in things that would probably be 1200 calories in one meal alone… Like the Eggs Beatrice I had at One-Eyed Betty’s with a mimosa on Sunday morning, or the Spicy Polynesian Cottage Inn Pizza we ordered on Monday (it’s one of my guilty pleasures), but in the back of my head a little voice kept saying “You’re not going to get below 200 lbs eating this food!”
Another thing that became obvious to me this weekend is that I am very fortunate to be single and living alone during this time, because when another person shares your space and time, it becomes ever more difficult to stay on path. While I like eating the same thing for weeks, others may need variety and variety makes dieting hard for me. I like structure. You also have a ton of time to focus on JUST you… That changes when you care for someone else. So I learned that no matter what or who comes into my life, I have to make the time to keep me happy and healthy.