I had a nice post about the futility of cleaning with young children in the house, but since I fell off my good eating wagon last night, I thought I’d do a little pick-me-up post instead. My kids drove me crazy over the last few days, it was hot (41.8 in HOBART, WTF is that?), I was tired and cranky and my eldest was pushing my buttons. Consequently, I dove face first into a huge bowl of ice cream topped with Ice Magic and scarfed.
Luckily for me, all the literature says to forgive yourself for the inevitable slip ups, and keep moving forward. Not ‘next Monday’ or ‘next year’, right now. So, this morning I had a small bowl of cereal and am hitting the cold water pretty hard. I have scrabbled my wobbly bottom back onto the wagon with the following;
- I did something I probably shouldn’t have done because I was stressed out, therefore I need to find better ways to deal with my kids *cough* I mean stress…
- One mistake does not derail previous achievements, nor does it undermine what I’m trying to do. It’s just one mistake.
- I will not allow myself to feel guilty and worthless just because I caved a little in the first week. Habits take time to form, and while I’m working on forming them, these things may well happen from time to time. Keep calm, keep going.
I am making progress, however slow, so long as I don’t give up.