Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I'm tired. I have a sore knee. I am grieving the death of my uncle and I am trying to adjust to a new schedule at work. In short, I'm feeling REALLY sorry for myself!!
What does that have to do with my diet? Everything! I don't want to pay attention to what I'm eating. I don't want to exercise. I just want to wallow in self pity. I'll get over it. It never lasts more than a few days. With any luck, I will survive until the weekend. Then, I'll catch up on my sleep and get my world back in order.
I have chosen to blog about this because it is a recurring theme in my life and it always throws me off track. Once I'm off track, it is often difficult to get back on track. I can say with certainty that the times that I have given up on diets have mostly happened because I became overwhelmed, felt sorry for myself, and stopped forcing myself to conform to the plan.
I honestly believe that life is like that and I expect that there will be times in everyone's life that feel overwhelming. I believe that the success of a healthy nutrition plan is contained as much in one's ability to get back on track as in the ability to manage from day to day.
This time, I'm going to be ok. I haven't lost my motivation and I will regain my balance. I do think it is an important challenge to contemplate. If any one has a suggestion for success, I would love to hear it.