Fighting the devil inside
Friday, December 07, 2012
I was very, very close to being seduced by the devil inside. He's been telling me all morning that I can properly get back on track in January. "Just wait until then," he says. "You'll have a six week clear run all the way through to your birthday target date. You'll be motivated and have no distractions like Christmas meals and weekends away. What's the point of making the effort now, when there are so many temptations and you have a lot of days ahead when you know you won't be able to stick within your calorie range?".
It would have been so easy to give in to that seductive voice, but I have pulled myself together before I was completely won over. Yes, I have a weekend away coming up. Yes, I have a Christmas work meal out, and a bring and share lunch, and a boozy day planned for next Saturday, but of the 16 days between now and Christmas Eve, there are 11 where I have no such plans, and those are 11 days where I can continue to eat healthily.
It's a choice between blowing it all from here on in (and likely being half a stone up before we even get to Christmas Eve), or balancing the indulgent days with healthy days. That way, I can get to Christmas Eve weighing no more than I do now.