On March 31st I began my 32-day No Excuses Challenge, and I know being on vacation deterred me at times. Here are some reflections:
1) Sometimes when I’m on vacation I feel like I should be able to take a break from everything in my life & at times that includes my wellness regimen/goals. This resulted in me falling off the ‘I promise’ wagon occasionally (no food journaling) & being slightly disappointed in myself.
2) When I struggle with certain emotions I lash out by eating/drinking what I want. This also resulted in being more disappointed in myself, and then later my insides were like, “Why did you do that to me?”
3) When I return to work after a week off and don’t get enough sleep because I’m on my ‘read until midnight or 1 a.m.’ sleep schedule, I tend to eat more because I think it’ll get me through the day. This also resulted in poor eating choices & being disappointed in myself. Are you seeing a pattern?
FINAL REFLECTION: Originally I wasn’t going to write this post because not acknowledging one’s actions is easier. However, I re-thought it and decided I want to be held accountable and the only way to do it is to acknowledge my actions. (Don’t get me wrong, I had other motivations like being able to fit into a size 8 pair of pants, which I don’t think has occurred since I was something like 12 years old or younger.) More then anyting I will reach my 40-year old goal of having a toned, muscle defining physique; yes, I will. 🙂
Here’s to 23 more days of following through with my ‘I promise’ goals.