It was bound to happen eventually. I’m having one of those weeks where I don’t want to exercise. I don’t care what I eat. It all started last Saturday.
I took my son for breakfast in the morning before baseball practice and did decent at Eat’n Park’s breakfast buffet. Could have been better but I kind of carb loaded. I went to the Pirate game with friends that night. I did good at dinner. I had a grilled chicken wrap and a salad. But then I got to the ballpark and decided I was having cotton candy. It was all downhill from there.
Eating gets difficult when you’re not at home a lot. The past week I had a lot going on. Went to a ballgame, went out to dinner and to a concert with friends, had a potluck at work, and had a party at my son’s school for his pre-school graduation. To say that I exercised self-control would be a total lie. There have been brownies, cupcakes, pizza, french fries, beer, and buffalo chicken dip. And I knew I shouldn’t do it. I maintained over a month of self control and it felt great. But with the way I am, I need to go longer than that. I need at least two to three months of turning down the junk before I get into a place where I have total control of myself around food.
Exercise this week has also been a struggle. It’s been a really busy week and it didn’t always happen. Last night I forced myself into it when what I really wanted to do was lie in bed and read. (I just started The Maze Runner. It’s a page turner!)
Today I just have to suck it up and get back at it. I was at the doctor yesterday and the scale was down almost 8 pounds from where it was at an appointment last month. I have 60 more to go and cotton candy isn’t going to get me there if I’m not willing to put in the work to burn it off. It was so freaking good though!!
I don’t know what my deal is. I’ve just hit a wall of lazy this week I guess. I have felt real lethargic and it’s just one of those weeks where getting in a workout feels like actual work. I know what I really need to do is start stepping them up and I did last week. I need to keep at that. It’s been two months. I have to notch it up.
This weekend is going to test me. It will be full of picnic food. As long as I watch my portioning, stay away from desserts, and lay off the beer I should be okay.