No Matter How Bad a Day, There is Always a Reset Button

I had big hopes for this day--the first day back to real life after the holidays.  I was going to sprint into the New Year fast and be healthy and inspiring and full of willpower.  The grocery store went fairly well, and I managed to put lots of healthy things in my cart--like avocados and hummus and Greek yogurt and even fresh beets.  My husband had put lots of items on the list too--since he is starting a diet today--his first serious attempt at healthy eating in years. It took longer than I liked to find all these items for both of us (especially since my four-year-old daughter kept throwing her shoes and Koala bear out of the cart) and begging for samples.  By the time I left the store I was feeling ravenous and stressed and frazzled.

All I wanted to do when I got home was to curl up with a book and a blanket and a cup of soup.  Instead, I had to put all the food away and bring some of it to my husband's office (on our property), so he can have healthy food on hand while he is working.  It took what seemed like 13 trips to the car to do all this and I was cranky when I finished.

I curled up with the book and the blanket and some soup.  And then I added some crackers.  And then some hummus.  I stopped myself but my stomach was hurting from eating so much and I was feeling anything but strong and healthy.  I felt like a fraud.  Like the "fake" healthy person my 12-year-old daughter once accused me of being.

I wish I could say this was the end of it.  But I had to leave to pick up the kids from school, so I brought some hummus and a cucumber to eat in the car.

When I got home, I rushed around cleaning up the kitchen so it would be clean enough to make Weight Watchers turkey chili for the hubby and kids, and baked fish for myself.  In the process, I ended up eating lots of the chili and quite a few slices of provolone cheese, not my proudest moment.

What's a girl to do?  I am going to hit the reset button and call it a day. And curl up with my pillow, and get some sleep so I can make tomorrow a better day.  Onwards and upwards and chin up.  I will get there.  I may fall down a few times but I will keep getting back up again.


  1. Love your transparency.

    And your snacks were not horrible.

    So proud of you for starting this blog.

    1. Thank you, Coach Flo. I am so excited you mentioned my blog on the weekly Boot Camp radio show! That was such a nice surprise.


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