A Few Bad Days Out of Hundreds
Christmas. New Years. Thanksgiving. Memorial Day. 4th of July.
These are a few bad days out of hundreds.
Bad for the waistline. Bad for reaching our goals. Bad for staying on track, motivated; these are days which can easily derail us from our attempt to lose weight and send us spiraling back to a place where we’ve been all of our lives.
It’s something everybody deals with and I’m no exception.
If you managed to stick to a healthy diet and go to the gym a few times over the last several days, that’s wonderful. I know I didn’t. You’re in the minority of Americans. Even when I managed to go back to the gym last night, July 5th, my entire gym had two people working out in it. Two. And I was one of them. Normally, a dozen or two can be found any given day at closing time.
It happens every holiday.
You probably feel guilty, demoralized, and just flat out lazy right now reading this “the morning after.” Good, you should. I do. It’s only natural to feel disappointed after you “gave” some of your hard effort back, regaining some weight you’ve lost over the past several days/weeks/months/years.
Remember, though: these are only a few bad days out of hundreds. Get back on the horse today and ride that pony hard. Add another 20 minutes to your gym sessions this week. Start watching what you eat again. July 4th weekend is gone, we have another 26 days left of July to go.
Failing for a few days isn’t quitting. Failing is not starting again today.