How often do you look back at your week to see how you did with your nutrition? Me either, but after the week I had, I thought it would be a good idea to review where I went wrong and where I could improve.
For several weeks I had been making great strides by simply making healthy lunches for the week on Sundays. For whatever reason, I didn’t get it done. Oh there are the usual excuses, like I spent too much time watching TV or I was just tired.
However when Monday morning rolled around, I was off and running and I found myself in “the danger zone” several times. You know that zone. For instance, when you are tired at the end of the day, you have nothing planned for dinner and you’re starving? That’s the danger zone. I make terrible impulse choices when I’m there! It usually involves something fast, fattening and delicious.
Anyway by the time we got to Friday, I had spent my mornings rushing out the door with a protein shake and without anything good for lunch. I bought lunch at work which was expensive and not very healthy. We had eaten out for dinner 3 times which is usually between $30-$60 per meal for the 4 of us. So we ended up blowing our food budget and slowed the progress we had been making.
Honestly, that lounge time on the weekend was not worth feeling like I had failed myself. I’m not going to make excuses or justify my choices. Sometimes it’s good to feel bad and let it burn a little bit so next time when I’m facing the choice, I’ll remember how it sucks to rush around all week and fall short of my goals. That’s my motivation, what will you use for motivation?