Don't let it get you down!
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Ever had one of those days when everything to longer than usual, unexpected hurdles were set in front of you, and you just were not prepared. That was my day yesterday.
I had errands to run that I thought would take about 2 hrs but ended up taking closer to 5.
I knew I would be eating out for lunch but wasn't sure about the menu. I met my mother for lunch at a "Healthy restaurant" and actually did pretty well. Which was an accomplishment since it was a buffet and the bread isle was very tempting.
Finally when I got home I still needed to work out and figure out what to fix for dinner as I did not have anything ready. I decided I would get my workout in. Then decided to grab fast food for dinner as it was getting late and I was very tired.
Needless to say I ended up going over my calorie range for the day but I feel successful. I made several healthy choices and if I did not "have " to record my food intake I know I would have really blown it on poor food choices . Also If I hadn't set goal for physical activity I would have skipped the workout.
If I wasn't using this plan. I would have viewed yesterday as a failure and given up. I think I will have more success and keep motivated if I can see my choices as a path to achieving my goals. When I view challenges as stumbling blocks it will be easier to get up and back on track than if I viewed them as roadblocks that make me fall off a cliff and all I can see is a long hard climb. I've always enjoyed the scenic route so days like yesterday may make my journey longer but will not keep me from reaching my destination.