One Day Won’t Make Or Break You
By Meggan Larson
Have you ever had one of those days where you’ve been on plan ALL day and even ate much smaller portions than you would normally consume in a day? You go to sleep slightly hungry and you just KNOW that in the morning you’re going to weigh less because, hello? You were a rockstar all day. You get up in the morning, make sure you have nothing on (not even a hair elastic), get on that scale full of anticipation and…nothing. Same weight you were last time you weighed. What a disappointment right??
The thing is…
One day of being on plan after months and months of eating junk isn’t going to drop ten pounds. I know it feels justified to think that way but it’s just not reality. On the flip side though, one day of eating off plan after eating on plan for months and months isn’t going to gain you ten pounds either. You may be up a couple of pounds but depending on what you ate it will likely just be water weight that will come right off when you jump back on board. There’s no sense thinking that you’ve derailed all of your hard work with one bad day. And neither does it make sense to assume you’ve “arrived” at your goal with one good day! One day is not going to make or break you in the long run.
The other thing I would advise is that when you do have a bad day and eat too much or eat off plan, don’t put on your tightest pair of jeans the next day that you JUST fit into. Give yourself a break! When you do that it feeds the lie that you’ve ruined everything because you’re bloated from eating badly and those jeans aren’t going to fit well (if at all). Slap on some workout pants, eat well for a few days and THEN try them back on. You’ll feel so much better about yourself. We need to stop buying into our own lies that an off plan day will doom us for all eternity or that we will only be happy when we’re at our goal weight. If you’re not happy now, you likely won’t be happy then. It may work for a little while but the issue is probably deeper than that. Learn to love yourself exactly as you are because no matter what you look like on the outside, you’re still YOU on the inside. I’m willing to bet that version of you is pretty awesome.
~ Meggan 🙂
ps…As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!