I've been struggling with some pain issues. In the last couple of days, they really threw me for a loop. And for the first time since I really committed to a healthier lifestyle in April, I went back to old behaviors - stuffing down my feelings.
First, I had two nights of bad snacking. Then, thanks to my sparkfriend Susanelaine1956, I didn't last night (we've got a pact going!
), but we went out for dinner and I probably didn't make the best choices. Surprise, though! I tracked EVERYTHING this morning and was still within range.
Now, while it would have been better to be in the lower range yesterday, given the snacking the two previous nights, I'm celebrating because I was IN range (actually, with another 150 calories or so as a cushion) and even though I'd have LIKED to do more exercise this week, I still at least MOVED my body, despite the extraordinary amount of pain it's been in.
My goals this week - um... in pretty bad shape - one goal was to stay in range all week - didn't do that. Meditation goal - 20 minutes per day - well, it's hurting to stay in one position for that long, so no, not doing great there. Exercise - HA! Made the goals for this week when I was feeling far less pain and could move much more easily.
So here's the thing. Life is going to happen. I will have bad pain weeks. Someone else might have a crisis in their family or work or they might be on vacation. I might be on vacation. This is life. Life happens.
We all, however, always have a choice of how to handle those blips, big and small. My choice, today, is to get back on track and deal with being the very healthiest I can be.