No one is perfect all the time. We all have slip ups…we’re human after all. And a slip up every now and then won’t hurt at all. The only thing that matters is that you pick yourself up and carry on.
On Sunday it was my birthday. I’ve been pretty pleased with my progress in the last couple of weeks and I was planning on staying as healthy as possible despite it being my birthday.
The day started well with a breakfast of omelettes and spinach followed by coffee and a swim down at the beach. We then walked 6km along the coast with James in the buggy to the next beach. Beautiful walk and enough hills to make me get a sweat on! I was feeling pretty smug at this point…and that was my downfall!
We went for a lovely lunch. James was napping and so we shared a bottle of processo and I couldn’t resist nutella doughnuts for dessert. They were bloody lovely but it took me around 5 mins to eat them and then I felt annoyed with myself. Of course, it wouldn’t have been the end of the world if it had stopped there but when we got home, I polished off a load of chocolates that Martin had bought me (all my favs so resistance was impossible!). I enjoyed the first couple and then I literally stuffed them down…not even sure I tasted them properly. I think my mindset was that I had already ruined the day at lunch so just as well continue. And then once I had started I wanted to finish them to get rid of temptation. Oh dear. Needless to say I felt pretty sick after.
The thing with eating crap food is not just the immediate effect after but how it makes your body feel the next day. I woke up feeling bloated, lethargic and generally rubbish. So not worth it.
Luckily, I’ve been here before and talked most of my clients through it at some point. The only way forward is to pick yourself up and carry on. Getting straight back on it is vital. Let the binging continue for another day and it gets so much harder to get back on the straight and narrow.
Here’s how to pick yourself up and carry on:
Start the new day as you mean to go on
There is no point beating yourself up. What’s done is done. Instead focus on moving forward. What will make you feel better and regain control? For me it was starting the day with a healthy breakfast and a mug of green tea.
Counterbalance the crap
The quickest way to feeling good again is to fill your body with lots of healthy foods. Make the day all about fresh fruit and veg and drink lots of water.
Look forward not back
One slip up really won’t cause much damage if you get back on it as soon as possible. In fact sometimes it can have a positive effect because it reminds you how crap junk food can make you feel.
You’re not alone – we’ve all been there. This is where having a support network behind you comes into it’s own. Reach out and I guarantee everyone will build you back up and help get you feeling motivated again. It’s why my closed Facebook group works so well – we are all there for each other.
At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is that you pick yourself up and carry on!
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