The long and winding road to fitness, day 51


Image by Manuel W. via Flickr

I am officially on vacation!!  I really, really love vacations, don’t you?  A vacation gives me time away from the stress of my job, allows me to sleep in a little (and that is usually just until 6 or 6:30), gives me time to accomplish a few things around the house and to run a few errands.  I don’t even care if I do anything special.  I just like to do what I want to do without any set schedule.  And that is exactly what I have for the next few days.  Ahhhh…

Today was our last day of inventory, thank goodness.  It really wasn’t all that bad, but I couldn’t imagine doing inventories for a living…I think it would take a certain type of personality to be able to do that job well…and I’m afraid I don’t have it.  It all ran smoothly, the crew was quick and efficient.  Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed that the numbers are good.  We won’t know the results for several days, probably about the time I come back to work…

I hate to talk about my eating today.  I didn’t have time for breakfast, took an iced coffee to work with me.  Later in the morning, I ate a cinnamon bun from the vending machine (I know, I could I do that?).  Then I bought lunch at Arby’s for one of the girls (that’s you, Susie), Chris and myself…this was the last day I will be working with Susie so I wanted to treat her to lunch.  I ate half a Market Fresh turkey sandwich, half an order of fries, cheese sticks and a cherry turnover…see, I told you I hated to talk about this…my goodness, I haven’t eaten like this in ages.  Now it’s up to me to make sure it’s a long time before I eat this way again.

I’m looking forward to putting in double workouts  for the next several days…get myself back in the habit of daily workouts.  Why is it so easy to slip back into those old behaviors?  At least now I’m aware of what I’m doing, it’s not mindless.  As poor a choice as it was, it was a conscious choice I made to not work out the past couple of days and to eat fast food today.  It may not seem like it to most people, but even that is progress for me. 

Do you ever choose behaviors that you know aren’t in your best interest or that are in conflict with your goals?  How does that make you feel?

2 Responses

  1. And you lived to tell about it! (vacation)
    Yes, I fall down the slippery slope of ‘wrong’ foods. I always wonder why I did that, why couldn’t I stop myself…but each morning when I get up, it’s a new day, and I get to try again. The nice thing about it, it doesn’t happen very often.
    I did the exercise bike today; but I’m longing for nice days to be able to get outside and walk again. This heat is just too much.
    Ha! That Arby’s sign–planting the seed of seeing you again tomorrow. Don’t fall for it!

    • I know, i kind of chuckled when I saw that Arby’s sign…not a chance I’m going there today (or tomorrow). I guess so many of our memories are wrapped up in food, we associate it with family, with comfort, with good times..and all of that is fine, in moderattion…that’s where I sometimes fail, being moderate where food is concerned…but your’re right, each day is a new opportunity to get it right, to do better, to treat ourselves better.

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