Day 3 of Binge (today): as bad as the first two days of the Binge. Ugh.
The good news is I FINALLY forced myself to go to the gym and after an hour of cardio and a sick ass stomach ache from all the sugar I've been consuming, I finally got back on the wagon. I'm so grateful that working out kicks me back into gear. I am going to work hard for the next few days to hopefully see some kind of drop by Saturday (weigh in). I'm a little nervous cause the scale has been climbing the last few days...I've seen as much as a 5 pound gain with in the last several hours. Of course, I know most of it's water weight- I can't REALLY gain 5 pounds of fat in 3 days. But regardless, seeing a drop bigger than a pound is pretty much out the window at this point; I've just missed too many days to do more than that. That's ok though, I'll take anything I can get after the last 3 days...
Step by step, right? Here a little, there a little until you reach the top of the hill.
One last quick thought. I've been thinking a lot about the goals I've been trying to develop this month and this year, and consequently what I've been talking about on this blog. I want to give you an analogy. Making goals for your life is like going to the grocery store and making a list. Let me explain...
If you go to the store and you don't have a list- what happens. You wander the store. You end up spending more time in the store than you need to. You also tend to spend more money than if you had a list. You could end up buying things you don't really need, while forgetting things you do need. Now, if you go to the store with a list...what happens? You're in and out. You know what you're getting and where to get it. You get all of the things you need so you can make dinner that week and you don't have to make a second trip. Making goals will have the same effect in your life like making a grocery list. You are likely to get to "where you want to go" faster if you know where you're going and what you need to do to get there. You waste less time wandering around, trying to figure out what you want to do.
So now you know why I am trying to build some realistic goals for my life and job right now. The other thing I've been thinking is that...maybe I should make fun goals too so that not EVERYTHING is so tedious. Of course, as I write that, I realize, that's what rewards are for: to make it more appealing to achieve your goals. Right?
What helps you get back on the wagon when you've been booted off?