Sunday, September 16, 2012
I'm too tired to cook, too tired to work out" This is often an excuse I use. It often leads to self sabotage.
Earlier this week I had worked a really long day. The next morning I got up early and sent the kids to school and then headed to the gym. I had planned on working out a little lighter as I was really tired. I told this to one of the trainers and he gave me a different perspective. He essentially said why would you cheat yourself on a workout when you made the effort to come. I ended up giving it 90% and felt really great afterwards.
Last night I ended up eating out with my daughter, we had been running errands. It was getting late and I was really tired and hungry. So we stopped and grabbed a quick bite. I really enjoyed the time with my daughter. When I got home I tracked my food and was shocked that the grilled chicken sandwich I chose had 900 calories!!!! It must have been dipped in oil I suppose. Instead of dwelling on this poor choice, I decided to give myself a break. Usually I would have kept on eating since I had Blown it!
I still have a ways to go on my journey to better health but I feel like I am really starting to make lasting changes. Doing things that will break old patterns of behavior. I'm still tired today, but it's not going to be an excuse to make poor choices.