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Ups and downs

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

I had a derailing moment at a party on Saturday night. I didn't really know anyone as it was a huge party with my sister-in-laws friends and I found myself eating a lot of the baked treats that were freely available to eat. It was mindless eating, triggered by feeling a little isolated and awkward in an unfamiliar social situation. So I ate. It makes sense to me and I am forgiving of myself.

I dug out some Jillian Michaels exercise DVDs today and have just worked through a 20 minute routine. It was really nice. I missed two days of 10-minute exercising. I think the Saturday night de-railing, travelling back home and then the arrival of my parents were all reasons. But, I have been back at it for two days and hope to extend my streak a bit further, now. As always, it is humbling to return to DVDs that I neglected and strength training that "I know I should be doing, but......"

The thing that matters is that I am doing it again and humbly accepting that I need to be doing it. My weight was actually down by a pound when I returned from out holiday, which was a nice surprise. But, I'm feeling a bit more focused on getting good habits into my life, now: 10 minutes of exercise a day, one piece of fresh fruit, keeping an eye on my portion sizes, and reducing my feelings of anxiety. I can do this.
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