This year was a very difficult one for me. It started fine, I was eating healthy, running 3-4 times a week, lifting weight 2-3 times a week plus yoga. I was -42 lbs down, happy, active, doing fine.
But on February I had an accident and I had to stop working out completely in order to recover. Due to some malpractices from my first doctor, the damage was worse and I ended up needing extra treatments and recovery time.
Of course this led to frustration, anger, depression...and that ended up with binge eating and emotional eating, and of course a whooping 31.5 lbs weight gain.
So I decided to stop feeling sorry for myself (about time!) and start working towards my goal again with small steps, little changes and a lot of hard work.
I'm tracking my food, trying to walk a bit more (as much as I can without injuring myself, I still don't have a green light for exercise) and I'll join a gym across the street so I can go and ride a bike, slowly, a couple times a day.
For me, my biggest obstacle is my own brain. I sabotage myself, I seek the comfort of my favorite food, and I let my sweet tooth run amok.
I know I fell, and I fell hard. But I won't give up in me and I still need to prove myself that I can reach my goal and stay there.
Maybe I need some psychotherapy to deal with my emotional issues, so I don't lose again against the binge eating monster.
I feel embarrassed to be here today after all my victories, but hell...I'm here and I can either keep feeling sorry for myself, or suck it up, put my big girl panties on, and carry on with what I must do...one day at a time.
What are your strategies to beat temptation and keep healthy when you can't exercise?
How do you go back on the proverbial wagon? Please let me know!