I May Not be Perfect, But…

Have you ever had a day (or a week) in which it seems like everything that could go wrong goes wrong?  Yeah…I’d guess I’m not the only one.  And last night, after everything seemed to calm down, I made the choice to eat more than I should.  I recognized what I was doing after only a few minutes, and that’s when I phoned a friend.  Actually, I sent Kelly a text which basically said I’m on the verge of eating too much, and she called almost immediately.

I had already eaten more than I should have, but it could have been much worse.  When we spoke, I stopped eating crap, started drinking water and vowed to go and exercise until I didn’t feel like eating anymore, and I went.

After finishing 5 miles on the ellpitical and drinking a gallon of water, I forgave myself.  And I’m feeling pretty pleased about the choice I made the push the junk food aside and hit the gym. Sure, I shouldn’t have eaten junk food.  And yes, I regretted it almost immediately, but I was reminded by a good friend who has definitely been there that the best time to get back on track is right now.  I did that, and I’m going to feel a lot better about myself today than I would have otherwise.

I may not be perfect, but I’m awesome.  And Kelly is awesome too….

 

21 thoughts on “I May Not be Perfect, But…

  1. Deb

    “The best time to get back on track is right now.”
    This is excellent advise, and I’ll be sharing your post with a few friends Kenlie! I need to remember this myself some days. Sunday was one of those days.

    Now, 5 miles on the eliptical? *runs screaming* I couldn’t even do it or the stair stepper for more than about a minute- my knees were screaming in pain the whole time. I can’t imagine what 5 miles would be like!

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    1. Kenlie Post author

      Hahaha….don’t run screaming..lol I love the elliptical, but it didn’t start that way…ha It took some time..=)

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  2. Jenny O

    Yay Kelly! A friend in need is a true friend indeed!
    Good on you Kenlie, really hope I remember this next time I start to binge…

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    1. Kenlie Post author

      Good point…yes. It could have continued, but it didn’t…and I paid for it at the gym (in a good way.)

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  3. auntiekim

    Good for you for reaching out and then getting back on track so quickly. And yay for Kelly! Good friends like that are hard to come by. You found yourself a keeper!

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  4. MO

    I was like that yesterday, huge event, took longer then anticipated, cookies, chips (didn’t eat any of it), then forgot my water, frustration from the event almost drove me to a fast food joint, but instead got home, grabbed a quick nutritious bite and took in a 3 mile walk with my neighbor!! Good for you to grabbing the phone and getting the support you needed!!!

    Have a GREAT week !!!!

    MO

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  5. Caron

    I don’t know your living situation but it helps me not to have the junk food in the house. My daughter always has her snacks but I ask her to keep them in her room so I don’t see them. Just an idea. Still, that was a good catch and a good friend. 🙂

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