This weekend, both of my kids came down with a horrible stomach flu. It was stressful, to say the least: I've been brushed off my feet looking after everyone. Obviously, I put myself last in these situations when it comes to taking care of myself.
I'm pleased to report that I stayed focused all weekend. Part of it was being so busy with the kids. But when it was my turn to eat, I didn't just throw the cupboards open in exhaustion and decide to eat chocolate for lunch. I made the healthiest choices possible that were quick and nourishing. Despite my stress level (which is a big trigger for me when it comes to unhealthy eating), I kept focused and strong.
I even made it to spinning class on Saturday morning (this was before my house turned into sick central), and it was a great way to set the tone for the rest of the weekend.
So all of this to say: if you want something badly enough, you'll tailor every situation to make sure that you stay on plan. Regardless of stress levels, being on vacation, eating at a restaurant, etc. If you truly want to, you'll make the healthiest choices possible in all of these situations without making excuses. We can't stop living life to lose weight. It's possible to actually have both.
Big non-scale victory for me this weekend: zero junk food. I kind of already felt like a supermom looking after the kids, but my little victory made me feel a little more superb.
Now, let's hope for healthy children so that we can all get back to normal very soon. Oh, and I'm not feeling like a million bucks either - fingers crossed that I can avoid catching the virus!
Here's to an awesome, awesome, awesome week ahead with dozens of good choices.