Today I’m calling my post Friday Fess Up, and I am talking about all the weak moments of this week. I talk the talk, but do I always walk the walk? The answer to that is, NO and I’m only human right? Here are my confessions of weakness this week.
I Gave In To Chips & Chocolate
When I’m hungry and I don’t have a packed lunch with lots of healthy snack options, I run to the corner store across the street from work and buy my favorite combo, chips and chocolate, and I eat both at the same time. It’s oh so good! And I don’t dare add up the calories of these two either. It’s really shameful, probably somewhere in the order of 700 calories. I feel shame!
I Used The Weather As An Excuse… Twice
I used this ice/rain combo weather we are having as an excuse to get out of two planned activities this week. I didn’t go to swimming Wednesday night in case the weather got worse as the evening cooled down. Then, on Thursday morning, a vacation day off from work for me, I skipped on an opportunity to run a 5 or 10 km run. Considering I’ve run all winter in -10 to -20 degree Celsius weather without batting an eye, this I admit, was a lame excuse.
I Indulged In More Guilty Pleasure
I won’t lie, I love Starbucks coffee. I usually indulge in this overpriced, high calorie treats maybe once a month. This week alone I indulged in Starbucks White Chocolate Mocha twice. It’s so good. And, I find their breakfast sandwich quite sustainable.
Let’s Focus On The Positive
OK, enough about all the negative, we all get veered away from our goals once in a while. The point of this post? Don’t always dwell on the negative. We are human, we have some moments of weakness. Focusing on what we do right instead of dwelling on all we did wrong, can help motivate us to get back on the right path again.
So, what I did right this week? I did go for a 5 km run last Sunday even though my heart wasn’t in it. I did hit the gym twice, and I recruited a friend and we did a fun HITT Circuit workout together. I also had a day off from work and parenting and was able to concentrate on no one else but me. I also did some more research into road bikes and I have a few prospects on the horizon. I can’t wait to start with the bike training. It’s been too long since I’ve been on one.
So, that’s if for Friday Fess Up. Join the conversation:
- What’s your weakness?
- What strategies do you use to get back on track?