Falling off the wagon...
Take me for instance…
… just this weekend in fact…
I fell off the wagon!
I ended up having a pie… yes it was a veggie pie, but it was still a pie and well, I KNOW how my body reacts to carbs…let’s just say… it’s NOT a fan!
And yet, there I was, doing what I shouldn’t.
And I didn’t stop there either…
I then figured, well I’ve done it now, I may as well go all out.
So I had a piece of birthday cake and then a toasted sandwich later that day, an ice cream and waffle cone and even scoffed some Whittakers chocolate and no, not the dark kind either. The sweet, sugar filled, milky kind.
And boy did I pay for it all!
It was a BIG reminder of why I cut down on sugar and carbs in the first place and why I have become more careful with what I eat and drink.
As painful as it is to not be able to just grab a
quick pie on the run or grab take-aways when I don’t feel like cooking, the after effects of having what my body doesn’t like, was and has been even more painful.
And you know what’s even worse, it's going to take me a good 3-5 days to settle down again.
And yet I know all this! I KNOW!
And you know what else, the food I ate, that I thought I was missing out on, didn’t even taste that great!
I was expecting my taste buds to go into overdrive and to feel like I had really missed eating all the “naughty” stuff. But it wasn’t like that at all.
So it was a timely reminder for me, that I’m actually not missing out on anything when I am careful with what I eat and avoid sugar, carbs, fast food and processed
In more ways than one!
Yes we’ve all been at a point where we don’t always do what’s best for ourselves. It’s called being human.
We eat rubbish food, don’t get enough sleep, don’t exercise, don’t drink enough water, fill ourselves up with too much sugar and processed food, watch too much tv or sit on our phones and social media too long...
We’ve all been there at some point in our lives or maybe you are still there.
I guess the trick is not to stay there! Don’t pull up your chair and get comfy in that space.
I read a great article yesterday, when I was feeling all sorry for myself and feeling uncomfortable in my skin…
“Instead of feeling that you’ve blown the day and thinking, I’ll get back on track tomorrow,” try thinking of each day as a set of four quarters:
Morning, midday, afternoon, evening.
If you blow one quarter, you get back on track for the next quarter.
Fail small, not big”
From Better than Before by Gretchen Rubin on how to rebound from a mistake.
A great way to think about it, coz I most certainly figured, oh well, I’ve done it now, may as well run with it. But I didn’t have to, I could have just got back on track for the next quarter.
Well, that’s if I wanted to… that birthday cake was pretty darn tasty :)
Even though my tummy disagrees!
Back on track today though and already feeling a little better… coz life is too short to feel bad about your self for longer than you need to!