I don’t know WHAT is wrong with me. I’m heading into Funkville and I hate it. This happens now and then. I’m not sure why, probably a combination of things…
- Every Day Life Stresses
- Lack of Sleep
- Change of Season
- Feeling Overwhelmed
Pick and choose or add your own, we all have our own reasons for being in a funk. We also all have our own ways of dealing. For me it seems to be…
- Staying up late
- Getting Lazy
Those are the things that I tend to do when in the funk. Funny thing is I should be doing the opposite to get out of the funk. It’s a vicious cycle as doing them actually sends me deeper into Funkville.
Case in point… Yesterday I skipped the gym and last night after dinner I ate. And ate. And ate. It was a mindless, constant pacifier for my funk. It started with a bit of peach sorbet. When I say "a bit", I mean the ENTIRE pint. Then a handful (more like 2 handfuls) of peanut M & M’s grabbed from the pantry on my way to bathroom. On my way back I picked up the bag of pretzel sticks and proceeded to stuff them in my mouth handfuls at a time to the point of uncomfortable fullness. Finally I said "ENOUGH" and as I headed to bed early I had to fight the urge to bring something with me. I was totally ready to search the pantry for another snack.
Needless to say, this morning I feel poo poo. It’s the morning after. Part of me wants to skip breakfast. Fast away the mindless calories I ate last night. But I know where that road leads. That’s the wrong move. It continues the cycle. No No No Instead I’m going to face the funk head on…
- Poured BIG glass of water
- Shared an orange with the toddler
- Read my own Fighting the Funk Posts
- Wrote this post (writing is totally therapeutic for me)
- About to make a healthy breakfast
- Accomplishing something off the "to do"
- Going to the GYM!
That’s my morning plan. I’m halfway thru and I’m starting to feel a little better. These are the kinds of days that can turn in weeks or months if you let them. The most important thing I learned about the weight loss and maintenance thing is you keep trucking. The only way you fail is by giving up. Even though I want to veg in front of the TV all day I know from experience that making the harder choices in life have a greater reward.