Thursday, May 09, 2013
Blog assignment from SparkCoach...Think about the last "mistake" you made that left you feeling upset or off track. Now re-frame that event as a learning opportunity. What did it teach you? How can you be better going forward? Share your insights in a blog post.
The mistakes I made today, ate a chocolate bars, 2 chocolate chip cookies and very cheesy mac & cheese. I also didn't get in enough water and didn't get a consistent exercise routine done.
Why did I eat this...The chocolate bars and cookies I ate because it was here, in the house and so tempting. I let my craving take over.
What did I learn...I really did not NEED these and I need to NOT react to cravings. One chocolate piece isn't enough for me, one just won't do it. Chocolate is always going to be around my house (kids & hubby), so I need to figure out a way to not give in to the temptation because I lose control once I start. When I do this, I start with thinking "just one won't hurt" but then I notice I've picked and eaten the whole thing...mindless eating.
~~ah ha...I need to be mindful.
Why did I eat this...The mac & cheese tonight, well that was because it was easy to pop in the microwave. I waited to long to eat dinner, was starving, and reached for the easiest, tastiest thing.
What did I learn...this one is easy...plan better and don't wait too long to the point that I'm attacking whatever I can get my hands on.
Why didn't I do my fitness today...I spent to much time with work stuff...put in a 10 hour day. Lost track of time working on a project.
What did I learn...another ah ha...the 10 hour work day (project) was my entire focus today. I didn't eat well and I didn't exercise because this project was my top priority today. It also drained all my energy. I just need to take time to step away and not feel guilty about it. I know I'll feel better all the way around if I just take a healthy break.
WOW a moment of clarity now realizing the underlying cause of my not-so-healthy day. I do feel better now and will have a better enlightened day tomorrow.