No matter who you are and what type of nutrition plan you follow (or don’t follow!) you’re going to have days where you don’t eat well.
Honestly, those days aren’t really all that important as long as they’re also not all that frequent. What is important is how you get back on track.
I love being a mom, but last week was a bit stressful for me. My son was sick all week and we were not sleeping much. Trying to work every day and take care of a sick baby was really overwhelming. He was mostly better by the weekend, but then decided he didn’t want to take any naps. He was miserable being awake since he wasn’t rested, but wouldn’t sleep either.
My mom, the best Gram in the world, came over on Saturday night so that Mike and I could go to dinner and have a break for a few hours. We tried out a new-to-us restaurant which I loved, but my husband hated. I drank wine and had some yummy warm bread, but picked a healthier meal of spicy baked chicken and roasted vegetables. Balance, right?
On Sunday, we had a little family gathering at our house for the Patriots game (GO PATS!!). We also celebrated my father-in-law’s 70th birthday and a late Christmas since we weren’t all able to get together at the same time during the holidays. I had a bunch of fairly healthy snacks and dinner for me included a big salad with some grilled chicken. Sounds healthy, right? Well, that’s where the wine came in again. Wine is my weakness, especially when I’m stressed. A glass or two is definitely a good stress reliever, but drinking a whole bottle really doesn’t help the stress and just creates more stress the next day when I feel mopey and tired.
Needless to say, on Monday I didn’t really feel like getting up and working out, but I did. You know why? Because I am training for the RKC and wine can not win over training even after a stressful week.
I got back on track with the following on Monday:
- Regularly scheduled training session (which reminded me why I don’t drink before training days)
- Breakfast: protein oats
- Lunch: salad, hard boiled eggs and edamame
- Snack: Kind Bar (nuts and dried fruit)
- Dinner: chicken and veggies
- A warm bath after CJ went to bed (used epsom salt and a Lush bath bomb…how’s that for athletic yet girly?)
By Tuesday morning I was feeling great and ready to train again, proof that slipups are going to happen (and sometimes they are so worth it and fun), but that getting back on track is important and feels oh so good.
How do you get back on track after an unhealthy weekend, week, etc.?