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It Hasn't Been Going Well & Keeping Motivation

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Clean Eating May hasn't been going so well. In general, I am not an unhealthy eater but there is always room for improvement. And weekends tend to be my biggest downfall.

But the first week of May was particularly challenging and unsuccessful on the healthy eating front. And I am getting sick of making excuses.

Saturday was my birthday. So Tuesday at work we celebrated with lunch out (as mentioned in my previous post). I opted for a taco salad from the local sandwich place instead of full-fledged Mexican, but then there were homemade sopapillas made with crescent rolls and cream cheese. Again on Thursday, we celebrated (I work at 2 clinics so each one celebrated once) with a variety of snacks including chips & salsa, chips & guac, pitas & hummus, brownies & ├ęclair bars. Then Saturday, we had people over for lots of homemade tacos, chips and beer. So unhealthy!

On top of that, Wednesday was my 3 year wedding anniversary so my husband and I treated ourselves to dinner out. We had a spinch dip & pita appetizer and I had part of a chicken pesto pizza plus a glass of wine.

I also took Friday and yesterday off work which meant an extended weekend away from routine. That equates to less fruits and veggies, more pop, less water, etc etc etc.

I am excited to get back on track. And my husband is too (at least for this week). I am so ready to settle down a little bit and do my part to be as healthy as I can be. In the past few months, my husband has cut back on drinking and also stopped smoking cigarettes. I am so proud of him and we hope this will help us in starting a family without the use of drugs & science. I am a healthy eater and have never been a smoker, but I do tend to drink more than I should. Unfortunately it is what our friends do together to socialize. In recent months (and longer) I have made efforts to slow down which some successes and some failures.

But I realize I need to do my part and do some consistently. Healthy eating cannot be only 4 days a week. And saying I'm going to make changes and actually making changes are not the same.

Today I am motivated and I hope to stay that way. I want to make a conscious effort and have a plan in place to help me stick with my goals. Having my husband on board will definitely make it easier, but in the end, I have to rely on myself.

I know I have said it in a million blogs before. But today is as good as any to make changes. From now on, I'm going to try to track my food & exercise EVERY DAY and make blogs reflecting on how things are going. I am going to cut drinking back and when we meet up with friends, I will bring other options like Crystal Light. I am going to continue with Body Revolution and other workouts to make me stronger, leaner & healthier!
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    Awww, honey. I feel like maybe the timing of this goal kind of set you up for feeling like you had failed. I think you should feel good that you definitely made healthiER chocies for those two events than you normally would have, yes?
    I'm glad you are feeling excited for moving forward though! I read on someone else's blog once, if she meets 80% of her goals every day she is happy. For me that works, too, since I *CAN'T* be "perfect" all the time, and trying to and failing will only be counter productive.
    I love your goals to cut back on drinking out, and blog and track! You'll DEFINITELY get where ya want to go, I'm not worried about ya!
    High Five! :D
    2173 days ago
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