I know it’s been a minute, or….months…since I’ve posted, but my life has been through a total 180 over the last month and a half and I’ve been on go, go, go essentially for a month straight. As you may recall, I had spoken of new chapters that I’ve been approaching in my life, and that includes moving from Memphis to Austin without a job, and crashing at my parents house while searching for that one opportunity to make a real name for myself in the business world. Well, months of searching and applying prior to my arrival paid off, as I locked down a job within the first week of being back, and move into my new place (yay) this coming Monday! I’ve hit the ground running with work, and am currently nearing the end of a 2 week work trip (what did I say? I wasn’t playing around!).
But…after 9 days straight without a day off, I finally have a moment to breathe and…update the blog with something that’s been weighing on my mind, and surely has passed through many others, over the last few weeks. How do you handle momentary or lifelong changes to your daily routines? So…I’ve been on the road, meaning…living out of a hotel with no gym and no kitchen for the last 9 days. Clearly, for a gym junkie and an avid clean/paleo eater…this brings all of the challenges of a routine lifestyle to the forefront of your days. Unfortunately, I’ve been eating things I normally wouldn’t, and eating out every. single. day. Which is, yes, driving me crazy. But I do try and make health-minded choices when eating out, but I haven’t won every single one of those food battles, and I’m trying to accept and come to terms with the fact that that’s OK. No one is perfect. We are not a perfect kind, and no one should expect that of themselves or others.
This has been something I have struggled to accept for a year or so now, because of fear of returning back to and falling victim of old habits. So…I’m coming to terms of acceptance with these 12 days of less than ideal eating situations by reminding myself that when I get back home in a few days, all of it ends. And honestly, I can’t wait for it to end. I can’t wait to hit the gym for a 2 hour work out, and then go make an egg-white and spinach frittata BECAUSE I CAN and…who doesn’t love eggs?! Some time off the wagon doesn’t mean you’ve fallen off entirely. Good eating and hard workouts are more than just choices do or don’t make. This is a lifestyle you’re now a part of, and a week, or 12 days in my case, doesn’t erase the changes you’ve made and will continue to make. You are not your cheat meals. You are not the days you didn’t work out while away on business or vacation. You are a warrior, you are strong, and you live a healthy lifestyle that you’re more than likely stoked to get back to.