Its not a wagon. Its life.
Posted: Tuesday, Aug. 07, 2012
Photo by: Nathan Abplanalp Photography
Amanda Wilson is a student who has a passion for helping others and is now committed to helping herself. She enjoys spending time with her pup, Gia, being with family and friends and traveling. Contact Amanda here.
Remember a couple blog posts ago when I said that there would be weeks that I struggle more than others? This past week has been one of those. School has been very busy with papers, exams and presentations as my summer courses are coming to an end. Therefore my priorities have to shift, and it has been a battle trying to balance all the happenings of life which include exercise and nutrition.At the start of the week I already knew it was going to be a rough one. When you know what is ahead it is easy to go down one of two paths. The first being, I am going to just eat whatever I want, because its going to be a bad week anyway mentality. The other consists of becoming depressed and upset at yourself for feeling like youre failing or not doing enough. I went ahead and made the choice to not let myself get caught up in either of these traps. Life happens, and I have to roll with it through the ups and downs. I tried to make the best decisions that I could to not get too far off track, but I am not going to beat myself up about it.Finding balance between all our obligations is ongoing and forever changing. I think thats why I sometimes get irritated when I hear the get back on the wagon phrase. Saying youve fallen off the wagon when it comes to weight-loss sounds negative to me. Its just life! Some days are better than others, but that doesnt mean youve made a mistake or done something bad. Its really easy to be excited when everything is going lovely, the weight is coming off, youre working out five times or six times a week and eating flawlessly.Thats not the reality most of us live in, though. You didnt fall off the wagon; you just had a dose of life.
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