I've heard that said by fellow Sparklers, and I LOVE IT. I need to post it everywhere.
I got so thrown off of my routine last week when my dear friend Kaitlyn came to Boulder. But I had a blast!
We went on a tour of Celestial Seasonings (BEST TOUR EVERR - got so much free tea!)...
Apparently I make innocent things, like the Celestial Seasonings bear, look scandalous...
We went for a hike...
We hung out on Pearl Street.... (That's a dispensary we're in front of, lol)
I realized that I could sit on the BFs shoulders without breaking him...
But I didn't realize her visit would make me fall off track. That girl has a zooming metabolism, and I guess mine is just not up to par just yet! We were having so much fun and.. well.. the calories added up! A chocolate milkshake here, a cookie there, overindulging at TWO buffets, overdosing on peanut butter brownies... you get the picture.
What can I say? I love food. But I also love my body, my health, my mind. And I KNOW that when I go off track in terms of nutrition and fitness, I start to feel depressed. It really hit me hard today... especially when I saw that the scale says I gained a few pounds.
I could mope around. I could say screw going to the gym. I could eat whatever the hell I want and not care what happens because I feel it's my destiny to be overweight.
But that's what I did for years. This time is DIFFERENT. I'm not letting my past control me. I'm not letting my fears control me. I'm not letting my depression control me. I'm not letting food control me. I'M in control. And if I lose control, that's when I get off track. That's when I spiral downward. That's NOT going to happen again!
So I've got to set a few things straight with myself...
If I don't feel like workout out, I am going to force myself too (unless of course I need a rest day). Because I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS feel a zillion times better afterward.
I will plan my meals the night before! No more sneaking into the breadbag throughout the day!! No, no, no! (GOD, those carby carbs kill me!)
I will indulge in chocolatey treats once per week. Maybe twice, as long as I don't go overboard with it!
I will have alternative exercise ideas available in case I am unable to do my planned workout for the day!
I will stay within my calorie range!!
Anywho... I hope that all of YOU are doing well! Is there anything in particular you do in order to stay on track? What do you find difficult about it? What do you do in order to get back on track when you start to fall out of your routine? I'd love to hear your ideas!
We must always remember our goals. They must be at the forefront of our minds at all times. We OWE it to ourselves! So many of us have struggled for years, and becoming healthy ~ mind, body, & spirit ~ is the greatest gift we could ever give to ourselves!
So when you're feeling like you're falling apart, or you feel like things will never change, or you lose hope.. remember.. YOU have control, and YOU are worth it...
To fitness, happiness & health,