Screwing up Once is not an Excuse to Keep Screwing Up

Man-Addicted-to-FoodI must get back to the routine again and stop playing games with this T2D. Again, yesterday with no workout because of a stupid hangover and eating a freakin hotdog in a bun, and then Mexican Food for dinner I suppose that I shouldn’t expect too see my morning glucose level this morning to be low.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the trap of continuous screw ups right after a major one, and getting back on track is just a passing thought. You know the feeling when you eat something your not supposed to eat and then afterwards you just say to yourself, “Well I already messed up, it can’t hurt to mess up a few more times”. But the truth is that it is not good for health, or you mind as you live in constant guilt afterwards. So how do we get past this? I am drawing a line in the sand and declaring that as of this very moment I will be back on track. I still have about 15 pounds of body fat to burn on this 54 year old body and it’s time to get busy. I am drawing a line in my daily notebook and declaring a commitment to the new routine that I developed, which includes bringing cardio back into the mix. Starting tomorrow I am starting a new notebook and will have the new routine spelled out on the first page and I will follow it all the way down to 12% body fat. I will follow the Paleo Diet like a scientist and keep my carb intake below 35 grams each day.

I really don’t feel like working out today and what that means to me is that it is time to get my ass out to the garage and workout. As my mind plays tricks on me and trying to convince me that I will be much happier if I just kept putting carbs and sugar into my stomach life would be much easier. Biochemically my body is satisfied with this type of habit as the brain receives the instant energy it wants much quicker than forcing it to stay in balance. These thoughts are strong and demanding and I will not cave into them. I am strong and willing to sacrifice the pleasure right now for the pleasure I will find 6 months from now as I will be much healthier than today.

Blood Sugar – 118, Weight – 169.4

Bowflex – LEGS
Squats- 260- 15, 15, 15
Calf Raises- 15, 15, 15

Meals
Breakfast- FASTING
Lunch- 2 Eggs, 2 Bacon, 2 Sausage
Dinner- Steak, Salad

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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15 Responses to Screwing up Once is not an Excuse to Keep Screwing Up

  1. Sandy says:

    I can’t figure out blood sugar. 118 is low? Or high? What should a good glucose be fasting ??

  2. Catastrophic thinking is really the bane of all mankind. Thinking well I’ve balls’d up now so I may as well keep going till the morning and then it a new day. That is really one of the reasons I got the position that I did so if you can get yourself into your garage for even only 20 minutes, the feeling you will get from that alone will fortify your brains ability to deal with making good choices. Well done for recognising the problem though. That is 90% of the battle!

  3. I’ve been fighting to lose the weight that I gained after I quit smoking. I have yo-yo’ed with the same pounds up & down, up & down in a seemingly endless cycle. I do well for about five days, then I fall back into the bad habits. I’m blaming it on March Madness this weekend. It’s bad when we go off track, but at least we keep getting back on!

    • Stay strong and rock it. We all have our weak moments but as we work through them it gets easier. I know that it will never be perfect because I am human, but the ride sure is fun, especially when I look in the mirror. True inspiration to move forward.

  4. Terri says:

    Very timely for me to read your post now. I think i allowed myself to screw up too much once I started eating mindlessly. But I went to the doctor about a month ago, and we realized I had gained 20 lbs in the two years since I had last seen her. That was a wake-up call. And the month of February was hard for me to get workouts in, being in the Boston area with all of the snow. But now, I’m like you. Time to get my ass back out there and get it done! (And to get it started on the right foot, I bought groceries yesterday, and only healthy ones like lots of fruits and veggies. I know you’re on Paleo, I’m a vegetarian.) Great post.

    • Oh Yea Terri. It’s time to rock it. I used to be a vegan, but now I consider myself a vegan who eats healthy meats. For some reason the vegan diet caused me to feel hungry all of the time, despite that fact that I felt wonderful. Spring is just around the corner in Boston and I know it will bring about some really positive feelings for you. Stay strong and kick ass.

  5. aleverefan says:

    It’s inspiring to read your determination to change. Never give up trying! I wish you well and look forward to reading how you get on x

    • Thanks, for me I feel it is life and death. I have to make the right choices, but because I am human I know that I will always screw up from time to time. I force myself to learn a lesson with each screw up and just move on. Thanks for reading.

  6. James says:

    It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down, as long as you get up one more time than you’re knocked flat.

  7. Levon says:

    So true! When we mess up, we should dust ourselves off and start again.

  8. Your post title should be my mantra…

  9. James says:

    I suppose I should mentioned that my wife and I have our six-year-old grandson over this afternoon. She baked some cupcakes and we all helped decorate them. I’m not a big sugar fan but 24 of those little sugar bombs sitting around the house has ‘oops’ written all over them as far as my diet is concerned.

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