Getting off track?
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Why is it so darn easy to get off track? I've been doing really good for the last 2 weeks since joining SP. I even journaled my food via iphone app at a wedding this past Saturday. Not really sure what happened Sunday and Monday?? Well, I guess I have a guess. In spite of staying within my goals all week (wedding too), as I suspected, when I weighed in Sunday I was back up to 147 (from 145 of Friday). I knew this would happen. I also know that it's impossible to gain 2 lbs in 2 days without going over my calorie goal by 7,000 calories. Nonetheless, I suppose I am human and just decide that I didn't want to journal. I do believe I stayed within my goals anyways for those 2 days.
It would be really easy for me to go back to my old ways right now. Not to the extreme that would cause me to put all 90 lbs back on, but it's easy to be content. Even with my 12 lb "winter coat" that I"m trying to shed, I'm still considered skinny. Fact of the matter is, I am a weight loss coach. If I'm not at my ideal weight or level of fitness then what message does that send to my students when I won't do the things I ask of them to reach my goals? I can feel myself wanting to slip but I'm not going to let it happen.
Now if I stop beating myself up for 2 seconds, I can see how much I've accomplished in just 2 weeks. I'm down 6 lbs and 4.75 inches. I know how to get the excess weight off and when you know how, it really is easy (especially since I have Herbalife and there's not much thought put into it). Time to quit my bitchin, forgive myself for slipping on the journaling and press on. These next 12 lbs will be gone in no time! And while I'm at it, I might as well forgive myself for not doing my cardio today.
Moral of the story... none of us are perfect. We are all going to slip but that doesn't mean you have to let that be the end all and give up. Pick yourself up and do your best!