Preparing yourself for a bad day
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
I knew I was going to blow my calorie intake before I hung up the phone. My folks called me night before last to have me come over and celebrate both mine and my step-mom's B-day's (they are both in December, but with the craziness of the holidays we just decided to celebrate later). And you know, I knew damn well what I was in for before I even walked in their door - they wanted to make me dinner, which wasn't going to be too bad, but they love a good time so I knew there were going to be libations, cake and more than likely ice cream. Now that morning, I had walked for an hour at the gym and had eaten really sensibly all day and quiet honestly, this was a celebration for my birthday after all so I said to myself "You know you are going off the plan tonight so don't beat yourself up about it tomorrow - just get back on track and enjoy the splurge for one night" - and I did. I ate pasta with sausage, drank 3 little cups of sake and ate cake and ice cream. It was delicious at the time but after I got home, I realized that I wasn't satisfied. Which was sort of a neat realization.
And the next day, I mainlined the water, ate within my calorie range, did some at home workouts with the Nike Training Ap and got back to my routine - most importantly I DID NOT BEAT MYSELF UP ABOUT ANYTHING. Once upon a time a night like that would have derailed the next day and hell, probably the rest of the week but I really feel that cutting myself some slack that helped me realize that if I go off my program its not because I'm weak or a failure - its because I'm human. Two days later, I'm still on my streaks, I feel better than I've felt in a long time and I'm pretty stoked to see where I go from here :)