This past week was a stressful one. I’ll tell you right now that I ate horribly and barely had any motivation to put on my workout shoes and do some work. I put in approximately sixty hours at work within six days. We had plenty of banquets to keep us busy, and keep us late too.
So shall we begin the breakdown of how to have a bad week of wellness?
It’s sad to say, but I only put in 3 days of workouts this past week. Being on my feet all day for eight plus hours takes a toll on you not just physically, but mentally as well. My tank was running on empty more times than I can remember. Sweating and burning fat was the last thing on my mind at the end of each day.
On a scale of one to ten, ten being the healthiest this week, and one being shitty, I would probably rate at a negative 5. Although I choose to have fruit as my side of choice at work, I still loaded up on those unnecessary toppings to put my sandwich. Cheese, guacamole, and ranch together on their own is great, but when slapped on a sandwich or burger all at once, your asking for a high-calorie beast.
It also did not help that this week was more stressful than I anticipated it to be. I’d get home late and opt out to make a quick and easy sandwich. Sarah and I have gone out to eat three times this week. Ugh. The up side of it all was that we got to see some good friends that we haven’t seen in a while. The calories were worth it all in the end. (Maybe?)
State Of Mind:
Trust me, I had all the right intentions in mind. I wanted to workout. I wanted to eat right. Sometimes, I will admit, I let food be my stress reliever, which isn’t smart. Working out should be my stress-buster and eating right should be too. Even though we have the right mind set and want to progress and get fit, our actions (stress from work or other elements) and emotions do get the best of us.
I know understand that it takes a lot of willpower and a lot of mental training to get yourself aware of not only your emotions but what you are about to put into your body. Will it benefit me in the long run? Am I only eating this because I am stressed out and want something fatty? With all of those things playing against you, it’s pretty damn hard to resist giving in and eat poorly.
So what have I learned this week? Don’t let emotions get in the way of what you want to eat versus what you should be eating. It probably doesn’t help that I have the appetite of two men and the cravings of a pregnant woman.
Trust me, I know that I had made pretty bad decisions on what I ate this week. I know that I should have tried to work out too. Overall, it’s hard to put on that workout gear after working a long nine or ten hour day. Hopefully this week, I can get better at not letting my emotions get the best of my eating habits and workout regimen.