I’m disappointed in myself.
I’m disappointed that my eating has been so bad. That’s a big one. I’m disappointed that I haven’t been exercising enough, or hard enough. And that I haven’t been hitting my running goals. And I’m disappointed that my health hasn’t been an even REMOTE focus for me during the past month.
But, do you want to know what I’m even more disappointed about? My attitude.
So I had a crappy eating month. Those used to happened EVERY month! And those horrendous bingey days? Those used to be weekly – or more!
So I skipped a few gym days. Last year I wasn’t exercising at ALL.
And so what if I still can’t run my 5k in under 30 minutes? This past fall, I could barely do it under 40! And that was really pushing myself!
I may have gained 9 pounds from my lower (3 above the top of my goal range), but I am back on track. I’m sure at least some of that will come off as quickly as it came on. I’m eating well and hitting the gym again, and what I SHOULD be thinking is this:
I’ve made so much progress over the past year. One bad month doesn’t erase that.
Let’s all agree to be less hard on ourselves. Sometimes, being our own personal cheerleader is all the motivation we need.
P.S. Want a tip on getting back on track when you've really blown it and just can't get motivated? Instead of saying "I'll start again tomorrow", say "I'll start again next week" (or whatever). You will get SO impatient waiting to relaunch your healthy habits that you'll probably end up doing it sooner!