Some days everything we touch turns to gold + every decision we make is the right one. Other days? Well, other days, we make poor decisions and end up filled with regrets. We can’t win them all; and we can’t beat ourselves up over regrets.
Specifically I’m talking about my health + fitness journey. This used to come so easily to me (read: pre-baby). But nowadays the struggle is real, y’all.
And this weekend I made several poor food choices. YES I workout every single day. And YES I eat very clean. But NO I don’t like making a couple of poor food choices because it never fails — I always, always, ALWAYS regret it later.
Sometimes it’s the immediate “UGH now I feel like poo!” feeling; other times it’s the next day thinking “Yeah I probably shouldn’t have eaten that.”
So let me explain a couple of things here. My couple of poor-food choices from this weekend were the following:
1. A couple of scoops of ice cream.
3. Two beers.
It wasn’t like I went on weekend-long binge. It was just a couple of on-the-fly mistakes. And PS. THEY WERE DELICIOUS MISTAKES. I didn’t cheat on my diet with just anyone… I cheated on my diet with a good beer, poutine from Chef Sawyer at the Greenhouse Tavern, and the ice cream was from Mitchell’s Homemade!
It’s easy to these minor setbacks and mistakes as complete doom + gloom. But they aren’t signs of complete failure; they are simply setbacks. The next day I woke up, went for a 4-mile run (thanks, 1/2 marathon training!), and got things back on track.
So I’m going back into the work week (and the upcoming holiday) remembering that my setbacks do not define me; nor do they define my journey. They are what they are and nothing more, nothing less.