“The first step towards getting somewhere is to
decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”
I feel like I have written this post about a dozen times…(one of these days it will stick).
The day I moved, I broke my years long paleo streak and ate pizza. It wasn’t as good as I was expecting…but it was convenient. After that, paleo was over – I tried, but stress and bad time management allowed the convenience of terrible, unhealthy food. It just became habit, and I started to find comfort in that bad food again. Everything I didn’t have for years, I wanted – and I got it. All of the progress I made when I was strictly paleo – was gone.
I beat myself up over it, every day. I shouldn’t, but I do. I’m struggling to get back on track. I really want to see results – and it’s taking awhile. But every time I feel like I’m making progress, I’ll get on the scale or I’ll try on an old shirt…and I’m just like wow, okay. I’m probably too hard on myself. I know that most of you would say, just keep going – and as long as I’m working for it – it’s progress.
It’s hard. When I beat myself up over it, I break myself down. I feel defeated. For sure.
It’s been a week of paleo meals though – and I’ve been riding the Peloton bike everyday since January 4, minus 2 days. I know that I need to take it one day at a time, but I just wish I felt better. I always said that your support system is probably a big part of our successes, but if people don’t know we need the support – they probably won’t give it.
Going back to when I said getting a pizza was convenient – I can only blame myself for that. The laziness and blatant disregard for all the progress I made and what I had overcome – led to my failure.
So on the bright side, I have been preparing meals. I am using recipes from Nom Nom Paleo – Ready or Not. They are easy to follow, but I really like them because they are different. So if you’re just getting into paleo, this is a good book to use. There are so many books out there to choose from (I probably have a good amount of them!).
“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”