This was a fantastic weekend! Went for a run around Lake Harriet today with a few friends and went to the bars last night with some friends from school and the area 🙂 My run today consisted of about 2 miles of walking and 2 miles of walking. The bad news is this has been an absolutely terrible week for eating. I am sure if I weigh in tomorrow or Monday it will say I gained anywhere between 3 and 4 pounds, hopefully by next Saturday I can get close to where I was this past Thursday. It’s alright, sometimes in life we have to have a bit of fun especially with good company. What is different now than two years ago is that I know I can get back into the habit. So what are a few things that makes this “slip-up” different than the past?
1. Positivity-I have found that being positive is so important towards living a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle. When I approach a situation with positivity rather than doubt or negativity I find it to be much more fulfilling. Rather than think of losing weight as a long drawn out process, I saw it as an opportunity to become healthier as well as play sports in a better way.
2. Forgiving Myself-Yes, I make mistakes and plenty of them! This whole weekend can attest to that. But, the main thing I remind myself is that I can always start new the next day. This journey is not a competition with anyone and especially not with myself. I don’t let health become a competition. I try to let fitness and even running times be a competition but not weight loss or general health.
3. Consistency-To go along with that last point, an incredibly important factor in this journey has been the ability to stay consistent. If I make a mistake I just get right back to what I was doing before. I try to be consistent so both my brain and body know what to expect and how to react.
Any thoughts? Leave your comments below!