I have this funk. I have this funk surrounding me like thick smog.
It came back with me after my work trip last week. Last Tuesday I left town for a work conference. The SkinnyMeg diet bet was ending on Wednesday. I knew I had to keep myself in control until the bet was over and then I could relax a bit. The work conference was in Austin, Texas; the restaurant capital of Texas. My coworkers already had restaurants lined up to visit! Note: I am not a lifelong clean eater. I really am not even sure I have made clean eating a lifestyle just yet. Do I know what I need to do? Yes. Do I know how to clean eat? Yes. Do I know what changes I begin to see when clean eating? Absolutely. Do I like it? Not all the time. I like to binge, I like to have my cravings and enjoy them.
I ate Cracker Barrell (healthy menu) and chicken fajitas on Tuesday. I drank water like a fish trying to ward off any sodium whiplash for Wednesday morning weigh in. Wednesday morning, I won that Dietbet! I came in under my goal weight and was finally able to relax. Well, relax I did. My hotel room didn't have a refrigerator or I would have totally brought my own breakfast items. Eating out 3 meals a day for 3 days can actually be tiring and super expensive. I had Mexican, crepes, pizza, dessert, mojitos, paninis... etc, etc. etc. I kept up my water intake, but I still came home from Austin with weight gain.
Wednesday DietBet - 151.6
Friday Back at Home - 156.0
It is amazing how much weight I can put back on. Did my pants feel tighter? No. Did I feel like a slob? Yeah. I know I preach to stay away from the scale, but sometimes I need my own reality check and I knew it was going to be nasty.
Fast forward to today... today I weighed in at my Health Screening at 154.0. I'm still hanging on to some of the Austin weight. And you know why? Because I'm in a mini funk. I hurt my foot on a long run Sunday morning. I didn't work out Tuesday, I went Wednesday, and skipped again this morning. I've been working out religiously since August 3-4 days a week. So yes, everyone can get into a funk, it is just HOW you're going to get back out of it.
My eating has still been crap which I believe adds to my funk. I'm more tired, my stomach is not always settled, and I'm just overall blah.
So, I am not giving up. I'm headed right now to the foot doctor to make sure I haven't done something terrible and then I am moving forward. Long runs this weekend, back to working out next week (espcially since my motivator and morning gossip buddy is having a baby in 20 days), I've gotta get my head back in the game!
How do you get the funk off of you??