Sunday, February 19, 2012
I had a "bad" weekend. Friday and Saturday nights, i indulged in drinking and late night junk food eating. I can totally feel it now (i.e. bloating and feeling lethargic).
When I've hit rough spots like this before, I've let myself just give up. I would tell myself "well, you gave in, you might as well just keep up with the bad habits since you've ruined your progress". I would sneak bad food back into my diet and my exercise routine would slowly fizzle out...and eventually I'd be right back where I started.
Sometimes it's really hard to remember that not every day can be a "good" diet and exercise day. We're not perfect, and we will slip up from time to time.
I know that for me, trying to find a balance between "the good and the bad" is extremely difficult. I tend to have an all or nothing mentality. When I lost weight before and hit my goal, I slowly got away from the good habits I had developed, let myself exercise less and less, and even though it was a long progress, I eventually ended up heavier than I had ever been before.
This time around, I'm going to change things. I don't want there to be a "next time"; I want healthy habits to become a permanent part of my life, and I want to be able to maintain a healthy weight and an active healthy lifestyle. Trying to find a balance between days where I "cheat" or slip up and the days where I eat right and exercise is always going to be a struggle for me.