Sick Day Revelation

CC Image courtesy of TheFoodJunk on Flickr

CC Image courtesy of TheFoodJunk on Flickr

I called in sick to work yesterday. My insides wanted so desperately to be my outsides that you would think my body was Alcatraz or something. It was brutal, and I was really bummed out about missing the sunshine and not being able to go to the gym like I'd planned. Whine.

Anyway, sick days mean “mopey internet days” in my world, and this one was no different. I sat on my couch and browsed Reddit for much longer than I care to admit before my back got sore and I had to shake myself off. Once the fog cleared I realized that I've been feeling irritable and sort of “meh” for the past couple of weeks, so I decided to look back in my food journal to see what was up.

This is embarrassing you guys, but what was up was a ton of sugar and junk food. Since I've pretty much spent the past six months losing weight without really trying (giving up booze is good like that) I guess I've become complacent about my eating habits. As a result I’m not gaining any weight, but I've felt like shit for quite some time without really cluing into why. Not only that, but I don’t think I've been to the gym more than once a week for a few weeks now. Not good.

Anyway, one thing led to another and not only am I determined to get my eating/exercise habits back on track, but I have somehow convinced myself that creating a “30 Before 30” list at the same time is a super great idea. There are all of these wonderful things that I want to do in my life and sometimes I get discouraged because I can’t do them all at once. I’m hoping that taking a more strategic approach to goal setting and putting the things I want down on paper/making a plan will help me get there. Wish me luck!

Are you a goal setter, or do you like to fly by the seat of your pants? If goals are your thing, what approach have you found works best for you?