Over the weekend we had the best time in WV hanging with my parents, letting them spoil Aiden rotten, and catching up on some much needed rest.
Weekends have always been a time to let my guard down a bit with the strictness of my eating plan. Unfortunately, in the past, I didn’t quite have a handle on what “a bit” meant. Ahem. This weekend I am happy to say, despite any and all distractions, I did stay on plan with the exception of one meal with the folks on Saturday. Even then, I was careful to watch my portions (ordered a couple small sliders instead of a full burger, gave my potatoes to the husband and baby, skipped desert, and and just one sangria).
At first I felt a little resentful saying “no” but I quickly reminded myself that WAY TOO MUCH saying “yes” is what got me here. Having a little splurge didnt lead to a bigger splurge which was a huge win for me. Normally once that guard is down it tends to stay down and that is a habit that needed/needs to be broken. On Sunday I went 100% back on plan with a salad for lunch. I was feeling a bit bloated from Saturday’s planned cheat so dinner was drinking my greens. It is a touch higher in sugar than I like BUT I am not ready to jump full on into juicing just yet so we do the best we can, you know?
I have a LONG way to go but in just these two weeks of improving what is going into my body I can already see a difference in my skin. I also have a very marked reduction in puffiness of the eyes and cheeks. (Lipsense Color here is Bravo).
And when I falter, I can remind myself that not only am I doing this for me, but I am doing this for my son. I want to be the healthy mama who can chase that little ball of energy around with ease. Breaking bad habits certainly isn’t easy or fun but it is something I am working really hard on this time around.
Do you have a cheat meal/day? Why or why not?
Until Next Time…