There are times when, regardless of how hard we try, we just can’t seem to get a good, solid start to eating right. Sometimes, even those of us who have had great success with being very strict and motivated have a tough time getting back up on that horse. It’s not something to be ashamed of; we’re all human. Heck, over the past few weeks, I’ve not been nearly as diligent as I’d like to be in eating right. The result: my weight is up. But I won’t let it get me down, and I’m not going to stop trying.
I ate right yesterday, and not just for a meal or two; I ate right all day. I didn’t drink any alcohol, either, which has been a big part of my diet lately due to the holidays and gatherings. I also ran, which is something else I need to get back into the habit of doing regularly. I’ve been running 1-2 times a week instead of the 3-4 times that I prefer. I will continue to work on this as best I can through the holidays, and I’ll be doing everything I can to stay motivated.
It’s easy to give up. It’s easy to not even start, but once you’ve made progress and fall off the wagon, it’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of security that you can return somewhat to your pre-diet eating habits. Then, you see the scale report back the toll all this bad food is having: increased weight. To be fair, I’m not up that much. But, it’s enough to trouble me, and enough to cause concern. Heck, I have lots of pants that are tighter than I like them to be, and they don’t feel as comfortable anymore. I got rid of all my larger pants, and I refuse to buy new larger pants, so getting back to eating right is my only option.
I know it’s not easy; if it was, we would all do it without effort, and I wouldn’t be writing about my journey in getting healthy and losing weight in an attempt to help others. I’m experiencing the challenges myself, and I’m right there with you. What defines successful people is their ability to get back up, dust themselves off, and get right back up on that horse after a fall. I may fall day after day, but I will never give up getting back up on that horse. I will continue to eat right and to get some exercise. You can do this, too.