Face Palm + Epiphany = DohWow
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Today was an interesting day. I did some really stupid things, but somehow also had a pretty big revelation.
It started brilliantly with a run at 5am where I went longer than I planned.
Nutrition took a hit, when I made a healthy, but calorie-dense choice at lunch.
And then, after work, I went to the supermarket planning on getting some sashimi, or chicken and salad, or something equally clean, and found myself walking out with the dirtiest, greasiest chinese food you can imagine.
So here I am, sat in my hotel room, more than half of the chinese food in the trash, feeling totally icky (medical term...), annoyed with myself, and not in any frame of mind to get my strength training in tonight.
Now, on the face of it, you could write today off as a complete failure, apart from the run. But I've realized something that I think could be a big deal. I have a trigger. A mental block. A time of day where I am at my least sensible when it comes to food. And it's about 7pm, when I am working away from home, staying in a hotel, with limited choices, and in a 'f**k it', end of a long day frame of mind.
Now that I've had this epiphany, what shall I do with the information? How can I make sure that I don't put myself in this box of MSG-fuelled disappointment again?
Well, if I had the answer, then today would be far more positive, but I don't.
I'm going to noodle on it, but if anyone else has any ideas, I would welcome any input...!