Mishaps Happen!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Because of a minor mishap, I missed my kettlebell class this morning. But to salvage a perfectly good exercise day, DH and I walked at the Y and did some machines. Not exactly workouts compared to doing kettlebells , but it was okay in a pinch.

Another mishap of my own making happened yesterday. At a baby shower/party, I got out of hand on my eating. Up until then it was a good clean calorie range day.

But I arrived hungry. Really hungry. Big mistake. And cause for a 'mishap waiting to happen'. Some chips and dips started the whole thing...then on to too many other non-guilt-free foods. No need to name them because everybody knows already.

I was self-talking on my usual guilt-trip. But somehow I came to my senses and reasoned that I did not have to continue this binge --- as so often has happened (especially before SparkPeople). I drew a big circle around that part in my journal and wrote, “Off Day. New Day Tomorrow.”

I went back to my nutrition tracking this morning as if nothing had happened... but not before the scale, yes, I dared to face my maker...glowered that a horrible mishap had indeed happened. Up 2 pounds!

Hmm. Mishaps are going to happen---be assured. But when they do, like missing the kettlebell class or succumbing to temptation at a party, it doesn't have to be fatal to a plan or program in the grand scheme of things.

My goal remains the same. To continue on my health and fitness journey, no matter how many mishaps along the way.

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  • MILLIE5522
    Just what I needed to read after my indulgent holiday in France. I have come back 6 lbs heavier but I know that I can "draw a circle around it". emoticon
    2480 days ago
    Way to think LIz and I read your recovery before reading this.
    2512 days ago
  • SAMI199

    We all have our mishaps-that's for sure-lol.I love that word-mishap-sounds better than some others we use...Way to turn it around!!! Have a great day! emoticon
    2514 days ago
    Yeah you for getting right back on track! We all have those days and I've had maybe too many recently emoticon and trying to get back to a cleaner calorie range emoticon .

    Tomorrow's a new day; a great perspective rather than throw in the towel and give into the temptatious devil! emoticon
    2514 days ago
    Well, I did that a couple of times this week. Tomorrow is another day to start out fresh. But aren't you brave to get on a scale on a day when you didn't feel you were doing very well. Now that's brave! I'm sure you'll do better tomorrow.
    2516 days ago
    Things do happen to trip us up but we just learn from them and move forward. You're right. No use beating yourself up. What's that gonna do? You'll get those two pounds off. You're in the journey of maintaining and learning now. Maintaining has it's ups and downs. I normally stay between 128-130. I do not see 127 very often but I'm happy with what I'm doing and how I look and feel. You're doing great. Glad you enjoyed that time with your husband.
    2516 days ago
    I know that scenario well. You did right get right back on track - no blame no shame. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2516 days ago
    I appreciate your honesty about what had happened. I too have had days like that.

    Don't give up and keep trying. There is always another day.

    I like when you said, "off day. New day tommorrow."

    Everyone has those.
    2516 days ago
    Remember.. getting out of hand for one day does not cause a 2 lb gain! And each day is a roller coaster... tracking and continuing on with your plan is the best thing to do and you are not off the beaten path... you are doing great! Don't let something like this get you down... just keep on going, and your goal is awesome!!
    2516 days ago
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