Trying to overcome June "Gloom"
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Staying on track with my eating habits and my workout routine has proven to be a major challenge this month. First of all my workload has increased which means that I spend more time on travel which has throw me off. Moreover, I was involved in a car accident and injured my back. Therefore, I have been on bed rest and on strong medication. I plan to start physical therapy next week in hopes to get back in the swing of things. I did manage to go to the gym on my own two days this week; however that did prove to be quite challenging. Regardless, I took my time to push through it because nothing venture, nothing gained.
So, June has been a gloomy month for me because I was totally thrown off my routine which is quite depressing. Therefore, I have to focus diligently to shake off the gloom and try to get myself mentally prepared to get back on track. Normally, around this time of year, I am logging approximately 20 miles a week outside and 2 hours in the gym 5 days a week. I am not even close to where I had anticipated I would be during this time frame. To compound matters, the disappointment and depression motivates me to eat for comfort. So, I gravitate to such things as Ice-cream, French fries and chips—all my vices.
So, starting today, I’ve decided to accept that I need to stop making excuses. Yes, my work load has doubled, but I still need to find time for fitness (even 10 minutes) and be more accountable and aware of the food that I consume. Secondly, even though, my injury has curtailed my work out, I will work within the parameters outlined by the physical therapist to ensure that I heal correctly so that I can do that things that I want to do and get back on track.
Wish me luck!!