It has been WAY to quiet over here on the blog! But I am learning life happens and that is okay. I have to learn to adapt and change with things. To be honest that is not something that I am not very good at. I am a very routine person and when my routine is thrown off, I seem to spiral out of control and then I have a hard time getting back on track. That goes for all of my life, not just for my weight loss journey.
For the last two weeks, we have had a week of snow days with a week long stomach bug that felt like it would never go away, and then a week of struggling to get back into the routine of life. I can say that last Friday was the first day in a long time that routine happened and it was an amazing day!
There is just something about spiraling out of control that puts me into a FUNK. Everything seems to crumble around me as I try to grasp on to some sort of hope that I will dig myself out of my funk hole. When I am in a funk, I am grouchy, I don't want to workout (so end up not working very hard), I don't want to eat ANYTHING in the healthy department, and I really am just not very fun to be around. I am not a good wife, mommy, or friend!
Last Wednesday, I knew that I was close to rock bottom, when I asked my husband to get me a box of Lucky Charms. I knew in asking him for that box, that I wouldn't eat just a small bowl of a cereal (this is my absolute favorite cereal). I knew what would transpire, but I did it anyway. So I ate a huge bowl on Wednesday night and then again on Thursday for breakfast and for lunch. I ate the ENTIRE box in three meals. I felt so sick, my stomach was SO upset and angry at me. At THAT moment I knew something had to change or I would just continue to spiral out of control and everything I have worked SO hard to accomplish would be undone.
1. I sat myself down and had a good long pep talk with myself.
2. I prayed a lot for strength and to regain my will power
3. I divorced certain foods that are triggering my spirals (this I am sad to say included chocolate)
4. I started a 21 day "No Junk Food Challenge" (via Pinterest)
5. Created an action plan
6. Shared my plan with my accountability partner
So I am ready for my week of Clean Eating, Hard Workouts & LOTS of water drinking.
BONUS SHARE: Here is the workout my friend and I tried out this morning. It was a lot of fun and moved really quickly!
We set a timer for 30 seconds with a 10 second break in between each move. It went really fast so we were able to squeeze in a 4th round (you'll notice that there are 10 exercises repeated 3 x's). We took closer to a 30 second break after each set of 10 for water!
I would love to hear from y'all. How do you break out of a funk? What do you do when you begin to slipping off the wagon?
***Please note that by no means am I a professional. I have no formal training of any kind. I am just a girl writing about my own weight loss journey and sharing things that worked for me. Before starting any new life change, please consult your Dr.