Sooo... I used to be kinda fit. Like, super healthy fit. I ate really well, worked out and had a confident glow. Now, I'm kinda fat. Not to the point where I need my own show on TLC, but to the point where I can barely squeeze into my old-old jeans (meaning the ones I was supposed to donate because they were too big for me). Yeah. It's a problem.
My husband and I travel a lot and whenever we do, I always indulge in whatever I want because hey, I'm on vacation. The problem though, is that whenever we return home my mind remains in vacation mode. I'll continue to indulge in food and drink simply because, why not? It usually takes a few weeks to get back into the routine of working out and cooking healthy, but since we returned from our honeymoon last June, I haven't really bounced back.
I continually tell myself "enough is enough", but I'm also really good at convincing myself "I'll start tomorrow" or "next week"...usually once I've polished off a delicious croissant breakfast sandwich from Starbucks at my desk. Yeah, right. Then, because clearly I've already failed at eating healthy for that day (it's only 9am by the time I decide this), I use it as an excuse to eat more crap.
Note: I'd like to mention that this isn't my everyday routine. But there were a few times late last year when this happened quite often. What else was going on in my life at that time, you ask? Doesn't matter. No matter how busy or stressed you become, it's no excuse to eat this poorly. As a result, I was miserable, had less money from eating out and am now overflowing in my not-so-skinny jeans.
I wrote this post a while ago when I finally overcame my laziness and was proud of my one time (which actually did turn into a one week) accomplishment. But I treat the holidays the same way - a time to indulge in whatever I want. And since Christmas has now come and gone, it's time to do something about it.
So, in hopes that I don't lie to myself yet again, I'm going public. I will blog about this journey, and as one who's always struggled with food, I call it a journey. Some don't get it, but some do. And for those that do, thank you.
PS - If you don't see any updates it means I'm still sleeping in and eating terribly. Feel free to contact me here and give me a kick in the ass :)