What Happened Here?

In the big scheme of things, and coke and 2 pieces of pizza aren’t the end of the world. But, when it’s wayyyyyy outside of your norm, and there was no pre-thought of some “cheat meal” or anything, then there was a breakdown somewhere along the way. After the breakdown, I had to ask myself. What happened?

I wasn’t sleeping well. I’d woken at 2:30 AM and couldn’t get back to sleep. Finally, around 3:30 I gave up and got up.

Mistake #1 an unplanned day.

I went to sleep with too many unresolved thoughts in my mind. (listen to Podcast #XXX Sleep is a Super Power for an in-depth look at why sleep is so vital and tips on getting your best sleep every night, or at least as often as superwoman possible).

Mistake #2 unplanned food.

Waking up super early leads to me skipping breakfast and going straight into lunch mode at 9:30 in the morning. I would have been better off grabbing a green drink, smoothie or fruit when I wanted something different than a breakfast salad or a bar, my two go to breakfast meals. Since I was traveling, I had decided not to pre-make or prepare any food for my meals.

Mistake #3 no plans for exercise.

I didn’t exercise that morning. I was traveling during the week and I wanted to try and cram in all my to-do’s before heading out of town. So instead of scheduling my morning workouts and figured I’d “fit them in”. That day I was going to work out in the evening when I finished work. Oh Kelly, know thyself! I DON’T work out in the evening unless I have exercise plans with friends. I just won’t stop to fit it in.

Mistake #4 breaking my schedule rules.

I typically do not have early morning meetings but that particular day I had made an exception. I was rushing to get something in my stomach since I was hungry and was going to be on the phone for an hour.

Into the kitchen for a quick forge. What was sitting in the fringe, completely forgotten until I started digging? The pizza Phil had brought home over the weekend. What’s a couple of slices of pizza for breakfast, anyway?

Once I had pizza, my meeting, skipped exercise, and I was getting tired I started to feel stressed. Enter the piece de resistance, a “Mexican” coke. (So called in Texas because it is made from sugar and not high fructose corn syrup so it’s a healthy coke). A coke is my go-to excuse when I’m really stressed. Hey, don’t judge. I’m a recovering from my habit of eating an entire box of macaroni and cheese when I was younger and stressed. My dirty secret is I keep a few small bottles of coke on hand, just in case. I do usually break one out every month or two.

There you have it. A cascading effect of mistakes and bad decisions precipitated by lack of

planning!

Our actions build on each other, save yourself the poor food choices and calories and plan, plan to win.

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