Tuesday, December 30, 2008
So a couple of weeks ago, I was swimming in the pool of accomplishment as I was dragging my tired body out of bed every morning to do my cardio at (really even before) the crack of dawn.. Even last week, I only missed one day, Wednesday.. Then, I went out to a party on Sunday night and got home late and didn't sleep well, so I stayed in bed yesterday morning promising myself I'd get to the gym during the day, but of course, not...and then I didn't even set my alarm to get up this morning.
It is simply amazing how easy it is to "fall off the wagon" when it comes to daily exercise. I will, will, will get to the gym today.
But here is my other problem...I am hungry, hungry, hungry. When you start eating more than you should, and stuff you shouldn't, once again, the ease with which the mindset changes is scary. I do believe some of this is physiological...eating too many carbs at night make you hungrier in the morning, etc..but it is psychological, too... Once that mindset of not thinking before putting something in the mouth is broken, it's like having to relearn it all over again.
It's not like I haven't been through this like a thousand times before, but I must admit to being continually fascinated by this climbing on and falling off the wagon..and how it takes a while to get on but really not long at all to fall off. I know that I'm not too far gone to regain the momentum I had just a short time ago, but it is enlightening to see how quickly it can unravel...and it is a lesson well learned.
So, here's to the New Year, and entering it on a roll. I'm leaving for the gym right now..