Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Mofo Review: Consistency


Consistency.  That has been my theme for vegan mofo and for my greater outlook on life.  However, the past week or so has been a slow back slide into my old habits.  Because I had surgery last week, however minor it was, I have been off my game.  After yesterday's carb overload and some short comings today, coupled with a lot of pain getting in the way of my workouts, I'm in a bit of a funk.  I can pull myself out, though.  I think a week has been far long enough to be off schedule.

Today started off with me waking up to quite a bit of pain and being sad that I couldn't get up and run.  I brought some pumpkin granola to work and munched on that while I started my day.

I brought a tempeh wrap and carrots for lunch, but the vibe in the office seemed as though it might be beneficial to go to lunch with everyone, so I headed to Izzy's with my coworkers.  The food here is fresh and good, and they take special considerations for vegans, so it really isn't a bad choice when we go out.  I have realized that taking my lunches back not only has helped me keep my nutrition in check, it's been great to have a break from the work day where I can think and talk about other things that work.  It's critical.

My veggie melt (no cheese) and black bean soup was very delicious, and I gobbled it up.  I was a little sad to not be able to read during lunch, but I need to be social every now and then.

For some reason, this didn't really hit the spot, and I was hungry by 3.  I think I'm used to eating more than I need, and it's uncomfortable to be a little hungry.  Knowing my lunch was in the fridge, I went for my hummus and carrots as a snack.  I have snacked on worse things.

As the afternoon progressed, the weight of working all weekend finally started wearing on me.  I haven't had a break since I was out for surgery, and I knew I needed a break.  I was torn, because I knew yoga would make me feel better, but I just wanted to go home and do nothing.  So, that's what I did.  When I'm feeling lazy, I want one thing... beer and Mexican food.  Is there anything better?

Sometimes you just need a giant beer.  I am trying to listen to my body and pain level, so I might have to back off my workouts.  It's incredibly disappointing, and I'm not good at taking it easy.  Life gets in the way of workout plans, though.

What do you do when your schedule gets off track?  What brings you back?


  1. I don't really want to walk everyday, but I always feel better after. I tell myself "suck it up, buttercup" and then I laugh and get going. Sometimes I don't last very long, but at least I did something. Other times, I end up doing more than I planned. I think you try to do too much at once - how about trying to plan a few healthy meals for the rest of the week and maybe one yoga class?

    1. moderation has never been my strong suit. i think a few healthy meals and a yoga class is an excellent goal.

  2. When i find myself in a rut i go back to my original goals and picture what the life i want to lead looks like. In the life i want to strive for i am healthy, happy, and surrounded by people i love. So i re-evaluate my routine, refocus on what i want and move forward.

  3. You might want to read this http://www.coffeecakeandcardio.com/2013/09/25/at-least-stop-gaining-weight/. She's not vegan and tends to give advice that she doesn't seem to follow. I just wanted you to know you're not alone.

    1. that was weirdly perfect timing for that. it's true, when i resort into lazy mexican food binges, i'm definitely doing things that cause me not only to stall out in weight loss, but to also gain.

      that being said, i feel much happier and more focused on my goals today after letting myself have a night of indulgences. i guess balance really is the way to happiness.

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