Thursday, March 14, 2013
A week ago, I was in Florida celebrating the wedding of two of my best friends. The next day, I was in Alabama celebrating the impending arrival of my best friend from college's first child. The whole time I was with Sean, relaxing and enjoying our trip and exploring the beach and having a lot of fun. I wasn't eating well, per se, but I wasn't eating terribly either. I was walking a lot and playing mini-golf and not being sedentary.
But somehow, that half a week away has completely thrown my home routine for a loop! I'm craving terrible fatty foods again, and I haven't hit the gym in far too long (though I'm actually leaving right after I finish this blog entry, so there's that at least). I haven't checked in with Spark Teams or Spark Friends, and I haven't even successfully logged all my food each day for almost a week (except for today... so far so good today). I mean, even drinking water.... even something so simple as THAT has become a challenge. The only habit I've successfully kept up each day this week is taking my vitamins.
How is all this so hard all of a sudden?!
So I'm trying to focus on small things first. I'm going to the gym tonight (I finally joined yesterday, since the friend I've been going with as her guest has been out of town for a week and a half), and my food today has been much better. I'm trying to think in terms of Spark Streaks again with the water and the food tracking. I'm trying to slowly reach back out to my teams and engage in the new Spark challenge I'd joined before I left (which fortunately, starts today). I'm trying to be kind to myself about the slip ups and just move forward.
I'm trying. I'm frustrated, and I'm a little down on myself, but at least there's that, right? I'm still trying.
Wish me luck.