I’m feeling good from my hat to my shoe,
know where I am going and I know what to do,
I’ve tidied up my point of view,
I’ve got a new attitude.

Today was a bust. Totally and completely.

Breakfast:

  • a banana
  • almond milk

Lunch:

  • lentil soup

Snack:

  • banana bread larabar

Dinner:

  • a handful of chips with salsa
  • mushroom quesadilla
  • a slice of cake
  • a margarita (my first alcohol in months, which is a huge accomplishment if you know me.)

That’s right. I am the epitome of healthy eating. Sigh. Oh well… C’est la vie. No use crying over what’s already done.

I think that’s a huge shift for me, that I’m actually quite proud of. For years, I would have beaten myself up after a slip up, and had a “well, screw it” attitude for the rest of the day… All or none… I blew it, might as well give up. That is gone now. There’s no reason to let a slip up screw up the rest of a day/week/month. Now, I realize that the big slip-up was at the end of the day, but still, my attitude in the past would have been “well, might as well have whatever else I want tonight so that I can start brand new tomorrow” or beat myself up for the next several hours until bedtime, and then determine that I should starve myself tomorrow. Obviously, I am doing neither. It was one bad meal on an overall not horrible day. There’s room for improvement, but it’s not the end of the world. Also, I have something to really look forward to.

Tomorrow, I will start back to working out! I’m really excited! I had planned for that to be my focus for myself during April, so that by the end of April, I would have my eating under control and be consistently working out. Well, we’re so close, I might as well go ahead and start tomorrow. Besides, that’ll give me a running start into next week, so that hopefully I can spread my workouts out more and hopefully not have to be too sore while I’m at work.

The goal is to start off tomorrow’s workout with about 30 minutes on the elliptical. Nothing too strenuous. Eventually, I’d like to build up to an hour, and at that point, I will return to karate, since those classes are roughly an hour long. I think that some kind of cardio at the gym would be a good first step toward getting back in karate. Soooo… tomorrow, 9:00 AM, me, the heart rate monitor, and my walkman are going to be hitting the gym for a little while.

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