There's a big joke in this area - as I'm sure there is in many areas - "If you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes!" That certainly feels true today. Hard to believe that 1 short week ago, it was so cold and we were getting such a horrible blizzard that they sent us home early. And remember that I seriously thought I could be killed the ride home was so unbelievably bad?
Well today it is cloudy and 40 degrees and I was able to get out and RUNNNNNN! The sidewalks are still ice covered and slippery in places, but I managed. It was glorious to get out of the basement. Actually it was weird - I could tell that my gait had been changed a bit by running on the treadmill and it took about 2 miles for me to get into the groove, but by mile 5 I was flying. 7:55 minute miles, thank you very much!
Anyway, I bring this up, because the "wait 5 minutes" can be applied to our heads, too, can't it? Last week at this time, I felt desperate and out of control. I couldn't get a handle on my eating and I felt pathetic.
My weight was ok yesterday and then spiked back up today (sigh!) - but my head is better. I wasn't perfect yesterday, but I ate well and exercised. And I felt good. Today I came back from my run and had the really healthy lunch that I had packed and I feel proud about my choices.
So that just goes to show - sometimes we have to get through the lows in order to get back in the highs. And if you wait 5 minutes, you can get there. Learn to ride the wave.