Honesty is something I need this blog to have at it’s core. It’s important to be honest with yourself when you’re on a health journey, and it’s important to the ethos of this blog that I don’t pretend to have it all sussed out. I’m trying to find health on my own terms, and with that comes some wrong turns. Those slip ups are as much a part of my journey and my blog as the successes.
I have to ‘fess up – I’ve been off the wagon/plan/radar this past week.
Whether it’s because I don’t deal well with being out of my routine or whether I just used being on holiday as an excuse, I’ve eaten like a crap…and eaten a lot of crap. I can’t even lie – McDonald’s, Greggs, cakes, chocolate, a big dirty fry-up, pizza, macaroni cheese, doughnuts…all that shit and more has graced my palate in the last seven days. It was like the healthy switch in my head was flicked to off, and I used that downtime to make bad food choice after bad food choice.
To top it off, I also ignored two of my own mantras – don’t skip weigh-in just because you’ve had a bad week, and don’t wait until Monday, get back on track with your very next meal. I skipped SlimmingWorld on Thursday, and it’s only now that I’m drawing a line under my gluttony.
I’m trying not to beat myself up about it. After all, I could have been spending my whole pregnancy eating like that and piled on weight like I have in the past, so one bad week isn’t the end of the world. But I am angry at myself for undoing some of my good work – I stepped on the scales and it looks as if I’ve gained about 4lbs this week.
I can’t turn back time so I just need to look forward.
And that begins with a meal plan and some exercise commitments. Exercise-wise I’ve done a body weight and stretch session today. If I’m not too knackered after work tomorrow I’ll do a (gentle!) Clubbercise class, and then try to fit in another body weight session when I’m working at home on Thursday. Hopefully I’ll fit in a session with weights and a yoga dvd over the weekend too, but we’re going to Stirling on Saturday and our youngest is having a friend round on Sunday so I wont hold my breath.