Off the rails!!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
So, last night I went way, WAY off the rails. I was too exhausted from a very stressful day with a teething baby. The idea of cooking dinner and cleaning up made me tired just thinking about it. The idea of ordering pizza and sitting around with my honey after the baby went to bed was amazingly tempting. And so it happened. Pizza. A LOT of pizza. Then I ate some chocolate after. I even had 2 glasses of wine!! Obviously I went WAY over my calories for the day. This, folks, is how I got here.
However, instead of focusing any longer on what I did wrong, I've been thinking about what I did right, and how I can avoid going off the rails so badly in the future.
What I did right:
~In the past, if I ate something I shouldn't have, I just wouldn't track it. This would lead to me falling off Spark altogether sometimes. This time I tracked it. Every bite. I wanted to know just what I had done. It wasn't pretty, but at least I was getting honest about it.
~After we ordered the pizza, before I even ate it, I got ready to make up for it in the gym the next day. Before it even arrived, I had my gym bag packed and my alarm clock set. Honey says, "You're getting up at 5 a.m. to go to the gym?!" I say, "Oh, yeah...I'm gonna pay for this pizza." I got to the gym at 5:30, did an hour of cardio and circuit training, got back home and showered before my 7 month old woke up. I don't think I can totally undo over 1000 calories of pizza in one workout, but I can sure get closer.
~I took note of how all that food actually made me feel. I didn't sleep well, and all that working out wasn't pleasant in all sorts of ways. I felt heavy and WAY over full. That's a feeling I used to almost enjoy, but last night it just made me feel a little gross.
~I'm trying to solve the root of the problem. I'm looking for ideas for what to cook when I feel like this again. Almost no work in the cooking or the clean up, while still eating healthy. If I have a plan, I think I can avoid making the same mistake again.
We all make mistakes and stumble along in this sort of journey. If I can learn when I do, I think that will be half of the battle won.