Fit, Fab and (Not Quite) 40 – Pt. 7
I fell off the wagon.
When did the downward spiral start? I went on vacation and never fully recovered. I exercised while I was out of town, but I ate fried food and pie too – and lots of it. When I got back I recovered slightly, but then we had a table at the Slippery When Wet concert at The Fred last weekend. We ate lots of food and drank lots of beer.
Ok, I thought, I’ll get back with the program on Sunday. But that didn’t happen. I ate my way through the week, culminating in a late night visit to Taco on Wednesday night. I felt sick after I finished off my Nachos Bel Grande and 7-Layer Burrito. That’s when it hit me. I had fallen off the wagon.
I emailed my trainer James that night and confessed. I begged for help. What he gave me instead was a swift kick in the pants, “I’m going to kick your — at the gym tomorrow!”
I got my food journal out the next morning. You know, the one I was told to write in every day. My last entry? April 30th. Ugh.
On the bright side – it’s not a total loss. Because I had kept up the exercise, I’d only gained back about 5 pounds. The next day at the gym James and I had a good workout and a good talk. He reminded me to make the small changes we’d talked about since the beginning – fat free mayo, Greek yogurt, light dressing on the side, etc. And no late-night visits to Taco Bell!
To those who struggle as I do with weight – don’t give up! It’s ok to make a mistake. They key is to recognize it when it happens and get back on track. Ask for help from friends and family – that’s what I did. They helped me back up and gave me a shove back in the right direction.
I’m happy to report that I wrote in my food journal Thursday and Friday and I’ll be headed to the gym tomorrow morning for 8:15 spin. Who’s with me?