While I haven't gained back everything I'd lost up until my foot injury in April, I've gained back way more than I would have liked. I've pretty much spent the summer struggling to exercise enough, medicating with food, and on occasion, adult beverages. (For whatever reason I have no problem abstaining from alcohol for the most part - maybe because my running and Muay Thai feel better when I don't partake?) Truly food is my medication of choice and more specifically food like white pasta and desserts and cheese and things that really should be only occasional treats. As my pants will now testify, I had way too many treats.
I have so many reasons to straighten up and fly right when it comes to my diet...
Not to mention facing seasonal clothing changeover very soon (sooner than I'd like) and once again being worried about last year's clothing fitting properly
- Em's wedding, which is just 6 weeks away (I'd love to lose 10 lbs. by then)
- A formal engagement party that is 8 weeks away. And by formal I mean very shi-shi at a yacht club - cocktail attire, etc.
- Black belt testing that will take place some time in December
I spent a good chunk of August thinking about how I wanted to proceed so that I can be done with this and consider myself a maintenance blogger. Not that I don't think some vigilance is required in maintenance, but I've got to get there first. So, I sort of instituted a plan the last week of August - even though my foot still hurts. Why sort of? Because I do quite well for 3-4 days at a time and then everything just goes to hell in a handbasket. Which promptly undoes the good days. And that is annoying the heck out of me!
If I could figure it out, I would, and I'd stop it. So far I haven't been able to but I do keep trying. Believe me, when I'm struggling to get through a run or a Muay Thai class because of how heavy I
I'm making my own self crazy.
Nike had a great marketing campaign with JUST DO IT. You know why? Because there comes a time when all the plans, dreams, thoughts, etc. have to be put into action. You have to Just Do It.
How to get myself to just do it is another story. So, if you're reading this and you've ever had a setback and figured out how to snap back to it and do it, please share with me in the comments below. I am not looking for tips like "drink more water" etc., I want to know HOW you made yourself start to do it and keep on consistently.
If you're not in that place and you're struggling like I am, take this post and know you're not alone. Oh, and please comment and say anything you'd like.