We all go through those days, weeks, and phases in our lives and eating plans where we just don’t care. Deny it all you want, but I’m just going to go ahead and put it out there by saying this is something we all struggle with.
If you don’t, then I have a really big glittery gold star with your name on it. And a cookie.
Sometimes it’s just for “this one cheat meal”, and other times this type of “I work hard and deserve to eat whatever I want” mentality can last a few days for me. It almost always happens after I have been eating extremely clean or stricter than normal for the purpose of an audition, photoshoot, or important event, which is exactly why I never recommend doing any of those tips + tricks longer than a short-term basis in the first place.
The good news is that I always get refocused back into my normal eating schedule after I have given into the cravings. There comes a point after indulging where I literally feel sick to my stomach. I start craving fruit and vegetables and can’t believe I let myself get to that low of a point. I know this is my body’s way of giving me a reality check.
I almost didn’t do a What I Ate Wednesday post today, since the point of the series is to inspire you to eat the way your body deserves. Instead, I am pushing through it to prove a point…
Nobody’s perfect. Even in the healthy living blogger world. We all go through struggles that are food related and that aren’t. We just don’t like to highlight it… because really, who wants to regularly read about that?
With all that said, I am keeping it real today. I’m sharing a horrible day of my eating with you that happened after a day of having fun. (Oh, yeah… there was also not one but two slices of chocolate cake that remained unpictured later on too.)
And you know what? At the end of the day yesterday (after two days of getting off track), I felt awful. Mentally and physically.
Today, I am happy to report that my body is actually craving healthy food. Badly. So, just take this post with a grain of salt and know that next week should be more inspiring!
But just for kicks… let’s see the shenanigans that what went on yesterday.
What I Ate
Breakfast didn’t happen. I was so full from all of the nonsense I ate the day before that I skipped right over to lunch at about 12:30 p.m. Fail numero uno.
Lunch was the rest of the Chicago style deep dish pizza from PizzaPapalis the day before. While one ridiculously heavy piece would have been plenty, I went ahead and polished off two and a half pieces instead which kept me full and unmotivated for the next few hours.
Eventually, I got the urge to snack and luckily found the last of our apples in our fruit basket.
I had every intention of going to a group fitness class last night. In fact, I even coerced Scott into attending it with me. When he arrived home to quickly change and go with me, I doddled and we missed the opportunity to get to class. This, of course, turned into “we’ll just go for a run” or “go to the gym later on” instead.
I think you all can guess how successful those thoughts were…
Yeah. Instead of going to the gym, we caught up in the kitchen over a pre-dinner snack of blue corn tortilla chips and salsa. At least they were gluten-free.
We both joked how much we failed at our plans, which made me feel a little better about it. I wasn’t the only one who needed that break.
While talking, I put together a smaller monster salad that started with a power greens mix of spinach, kale, and chard.
I topped it with whatever was still good in our refrigerator which was grape tomatoes, red peppers, carrots, black olives, and sliced Southwest seasoned deli turkey. The oil and vinegar for dressing isn’t pictured, but complimented the flavors nicely.
At this point in the night, we both knew we would be spending the remainder of it preparing for yet another trip Scott left for this morning. On the way to the arena to pack some of his equipment, we both wanted a pick-me-up and my pumpkin sweet tooth got the best of me!
It’s been ages since I have even pulled through a McDonald’s drive-thru. So long, that I didn’t even know they posted calories next to their menu items. Talk about ish getting real you guys! While I was originally going to humor myself with a milkshake, that quickly turned into a Pumpkin Spice Latte for a third of the calories. And in the end, I still felt like crap.
(Could have also been the stolen bites I had of Scott’s baked pumpkin pie.)
So, moral of the story is that we all go through our triumphs and struggles, especially with eating. Through following this blog, you all know I have success with an overall clean eating healthy lifestyle, but I think it’s important to share my weaknesses with you as well. Because that’s reality, and that’s all I’m trying to portray here.
Next week will be filled with a lot more color and a lot less defeat, promise!
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