Well, this weekend I fell off the Primal wagon so to speak. I was invited to a BBQ and instead of going for just the meat and veggies/fruit. I went for it all. (Perhaps it was because I thought the world might actually end?) I put the dang bun on my hamburger, ate some baked beans, drank a couple of beers and then came home with my best friend and we made some of our favorite peanut butter cookies for dessert. Let me tell you–I paid for all the cheating. I didn’t sleep very well and I felt sluggish most of Sunday.
I feel like a day or so of ‘falling off the wagon’ is going to happen. I can’t beat myself up for it and I can’t make any excuses because I made every decision consciously. But here’s the thing, I just hopped back on the wagon yesterday. I feel great today and I’m confident I won’t be letting that happen again for awhile.
On another note, I know it is hard to stay the course, but everytime I stray I just say this to myself, “Is this helping me reach my goal?” This self-talk gets me through the cravings (usually) or helps me to make a better decision. Who knows? Maybe it can help you too!
I am also thinking of starting a WHOLE 30 where I eat super duper clean with zero alcohol (a challenge in my social circle) for 30 days. Many Primal/Paleo people do this to jumpstart their bodies or to clean up their eating. I hope to document my daily efforts on this blog and hopefully I can be an inspiration for people who are struggling to make healthy choices every day. I haven’t set a date, but it’s going to be in the near future. I’ll keep you updated. Primal has already changed my life so this will be a personal challenge!
Cheers to a beautiful week!–Bree