Weighty Wednesday

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I have a confession to make.

I have not been the healthiest of health/fitness bloggers lately.

I’ve also resorted back to my gluten-full ways.

It all started right around May 1st – I was moving, so it was easy to grab food on the run. Then I had a week full of appointments, so I decided again that it was easier to grab food on the run.

Then I had a race and Mother’s Day – so I ate out twice in one day and indulged in a few beers.

Then it was time for Reach the Beach and my system got all out of whack – post race? Burgers and beers. Then pasta and more beer with my parents.

Are you seeing the trend here? And it hasn’t stopped.

Sunday afternoon I felt like absolute death. Between Wednesday night trivia (chicken sandwich and beer), Friday night out with the bf and one of his friends (nachos and fries for dinner…and beer…), Saturday party at my house, Sunday grad party at a pool hall… OMG, I was in unhealthy food/alcohol overload.

Then I stepped on the scale Monday morning and wanted to scream. I knew I wasn’t where I wanted to be after I tried on 2 pairs of jeans and something like 3 or 4 shirts Sunday afternoon and couldn’t fit into any of them properly.

I was up 10# from May 1st. Whoops. How the hell did I let that happen? Now, I’m not going to give my weight here, or my goal weight, because I don’t want to start any type of discussion about that.

All I know is shit’s gotta change. And I started Monday – food only on Monday because I was still feeling overly sluggish and disgusting from the poor choices I had made for practically a month straight.

I’m back to gluten free.

I’m back to regularly scheduled workouts.

The best part is – I have plenty of accountability. My best friend watches my MyFitnessPal account like a hawk and yells at me when I screw up. The boyfriend is trying to lose weight so we’re in this together. My mom also follows my MyFitnessPal and we chat about our food choices.

With a 10 mile road race, 2 half marathons, and a marathon yet to come this year I have a lot of training to do and I want to be my healthiest. The number on the scale may not always reflect that, but I will know when my clothes fit right and I feel my best. Right now, that is not the case.

We are all a work in progress, sometimes the progress gets stalled. Sometimes you fall down. As long as you get back up and continue to strive toward the best you can be every day, it’s never failure. Just a stepping stone in this health and fitness journey.

Have you had any food/alcohol/exercise mis-steps lately? What did you do to remedy that?

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3 thoughts on “Weighty Wednesday

  1. I totally feel you. I started traveling 5 days a week June 3rd, and have found it really hard to stick to my usual travel eating plans. I’m mentally and physically exhausted so all I want is comfort foods. I just joined 2 simultaneous DietBets with the goal of getting back on track through focusing on my training, the Run Streak, and fueling my workouts not just eating whatever, whenever.

    Good luck to you!

  2. We’re already buddies on MFP. ;) This past weekend I had a bit too much at a wedding, and am about to go on vacation to Cali, but I plan to keep my eating in check and also will be bringing running gear (have to take advantage of the perfect San Diego weather!!!). If I break even before/after the vacay I’ll be happy as a clam.

    • I can totally relate to this! The problem I have is that it’s extremely hard to go from oversized junk food overload to good portioned healthy meals again. How do you make the transition? Do you jump right into it?

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