I started off the week in a positive way. I stuck to "clean eating" on Monday & Tuesday, mounted my t-mill Monday after work, & hit the gym with my trainer for more jumping on Tuesday.
So why did I fall apart on Wednesday?
I could blame it on bad sleep. I could blame it on circumstances, like my propensity for always binge eating on the first day of any separation from my husband. But the truth? I just didn't feel like it. I'm super tired of my stupid IT band always acting up & annoying me. I'm tired of the same old thing I do all the time. I'm tired of always eating the same stupid foods. Feeling uber-negative with no control over stopping my negativity, which can/does happen to everyone at some point. The problem/challenge of being a self-motivated person is that when we get negative/depressed, people tend not to notice & don't help us get out of the doldrums (at least in my experience).
Then Today happened. It was getting near lunch time & I had my "clean" lunch, but I was getting myself to a place mentally for eating out... yes, eating crap even though I brought all my food for the day.
In a seemingly unrelated story, I was also bored & surfing the interwebs... & I finally spent some time on Pinterest.
Here's the deal with me & Pinterest: I've had absolutely zero interest in Pinterest. All my friends go on & on about how they found "this recipe" or "this outfit idea" on Pinterest. Let me be clear: I could give a crap. I participate in enough social media to make my head explode & I don't need to add another web site to feel obligated to log in, pin stuff, communicate, have the best board, etc. And I've voiced this opinion very loud & very proud.
Today was the ultimate in boredom. That's the only reason I ended up surfing Pinterest. And in the process of surfing, I found this:
WOW! For some reason, this really rocked my socks. I ate my clean lunch, then headed out for a 30 minute walk around post. And you know what happened? My stupid IT band stopped bothering me so much, I was in a better mood, & I finally felt warm after being chilly all morning. I topped it off with my last cup of coffee for the day & felt great about it.
It turns out all I needed was a little bit of Pinspiration.