We like to guilt ourselves into feeling bad when we don’t follow through with our promises. “I promise from here on in to only eat healthy foods” — Sound familiar?? The truth is, we all slip up. And that is OK! Falling off the bandwagon is no big deal… so long as you get back on. That’s what really matters.
The last 7 1/2 weeks of my life have been hectic, to say the least. We are moving to a new city in just a few days. We have slacked pretty bad in the health department as a result. Do I feel guilty? Not really. But I am fully aware that once this move is over — things will go back to normal. With only 24 hours in a day, 12 of those being spent at work, and 8 of them sleeping – that leaves us with 4 hours every day to eat and pack… needless to say packing has trumped eating — I don’t have 2 hours to make a meal, only leaving 2 hours to pack. It’s not feasible in our situation. So, we have resulted to quick unhealthy meals, ordering out, etc. Am I happy with this? No, I feel pretty crappy actually, my body is not used to this junk food anymore so it makes me a little sick — but at the end of the day, the truth of the matter is — it’s better to eat a grilled cheese sandwich than it is to eat nothing at all. Especially when you knowingly have a couple of hours of packing ahead of you.
There are many reasons to fall off the bandwagon, moving for example, or simply having a bad day. Maybe, someone you love passed on, or you’re in the middle of a divorce. Maybe you lost your job, had a fight with your best friend, maybe you woke up to a flat tire or lost your keys. There are endless reasons to say “f*ck it” and eat something that’s not so healthy. Why? Because they’ve made it way too easy! It’s easier to pour a bowl of sugar-packed cereal than it is to make quinoa pudding. After a really rough day, it’s easier to grab McDonald’s on your way home from work than it is to go home and cook for an hour or two (and have the dishes to clean up afterward). Sometimes we have to push, other times we simply have no push left.
‘NEVER FORGET THAT NO ONE IS PERFECT’
Don’t worry so much about falling off the wagon. We all do it and we all have our reasons. Getting back on track is where it really counts. Learning to forgive yourself is also part of the journey. We are looking forward to moving and beginning this new chapter in our lives. We are also looking forward to getting back to normal and eating in a way that makes us feel good and energized. There will be times in your life where you will make excuses for slipping up and you will feel completely justified with your reasoning. That is completely ok. As long as you can live without guilt and make damn sure you have a plan to get back on track.
Life is beautiful, your personal journey is beautiful and a beautiful thing is never perfect!
Stay healthy friends!
Until Next Time 🙂