It hasn’t been a great week.
In the spirit of being transparent and real (keep it real!)- I’ve been cheating left and right. Popcorn. Easter candy. Chocolate bunnies. I’ve been on the cheating train and that train is a crazy one. In my defense, it has been spring break week. It has also been snowing, freezing, windy and nasty. So I’ve been pent up with three kids with serious spring fever.
We’re not going to kill it 100% of the time. I am working on viewing myself with a bit of compassion, honesty, and of course- humor. I stepped on the scale yesterday to face the music and thankfully, it wasn’t as bad as I feared.
I got super strict with my carbs again and got that rush of ketone-energy that I’d been lacking. The problem with the diet is that it only works as long as you follow it!!
I’ve found that the more I cheat, the more I want to cheat. I just need to be super strict, and it is actually easier. Because a “few” sips of my kids chocolate shake turns into a few chocolates turns into gummy bears turns into feeling awful… you get the idea.
It doesn’t help that my husband thought it’d be a good idea to stock up (and I do mean STOCK up) on clearance Easter chocolate and candy because it was 70% off! 😒
But honestly, as long as I’m being super strict, the cravings disappear and I can ignore the obnoxiously abundant supply of chocolate-covered peanut butter in my pantry.
It really boils down to getting back in touch with your goals. Then you can decide, is it worth it? Then you just do it. Succeeding long term requires a mixture of being honest with yourself but also giving yourself grace… and believing that you are worth it. That your health should be a priority. Because junk food may taste good but it isn’t worth it. Because feeling good is better than momentary indulgences.