In which, I tell you that I totally tanked my April resolutions.
No? Well, double darn.
So, things were going pretty well in March, particularly on the big two: budget and nutrition. And then…
And then I went away for the weekend. I had a wonderful, relaxing time at the river with my parents. I looked at the water and we drove around and it was great. What I didn’t do that weekend is my cooking for the next week. The thing is, I don’t necessarily mind cooking, but it’s not something that I’ve ever done much of. I’m not in the habit of, nor do I desire to, cook when I get home from work. I am a grab and go kind of girl. So I do all my cooking on my day off, and then I have breakfast, lunch and dinner ready to, well, grab and go. Whether I’m going to work at 3am, 7am, 1pm, 3pm – whatever my schedule is, I don’t have to worry with cooking and dishes and whatall.
So, I had none of my convenient but healthy meals prepared that week.
I had a rare two weekends off in a row, and I spent that second weekend at the river as well. So, I was in the same boat again (ha! is that a pun?). And then it just kind of snowballed from there. I ate all the wrong, unhealthy foods and spent way too much money on food that other people prepared. And knowing that I was overspending resulted in me avoiding the rest of my budget. It was an “I know it’s bad, so I don’t want to look” kind of thing. Et cetera, et cetera.
I have to say, though, that my body was really rejecting the bad-for-me food. It was tasty and all, but after about 3 weeks of eating all kinds of unhealthy foods, I was feeling what I can only describe as toxic. I literally felt like there were bad chemicals inside me that I needed to get out. On top of that, by the end of the month, I could feel the negative attitude and unhappiness creeping back up on me. I knew that I had been feeling better not only physically, but also emotionally as the months progressed. But, I didn’t honestly know if it was just me, or if the foods I was choosing were really changing my body chemistry. After a month of processed foods and all the chemicals and additives that are used in packaged and fast foods, I am beginning to believe that you really are what you eat. I’ll have to monitor this as I get back into my healthier alternatives and see what happens.
Anyway, we’re already a week into May and I’m starting to turn myself back around again. I will do better this month!
Click here to see how I did on the rest of them: Resolutions – April 2012