Just One Day


So I’d like to think that I am not alone in the “only taking care of myself half-assed
lately” department. I don’t know why I’ve been like this. Sure, I can say the marathon,
work/home stress, the trip to LA, the weather all lead to my half-assing …but I know that
they are all excuses in one way or the other. Whether they are legitimate or not is not the
question. The question is, how have I felt during this time??

The answer…not that great. Not extremely awful, but not extremely good (which is how
I like to feel about 98% of the time these days!!).

Truth is, even going out to California I was pissed at myself. Here I was, doing the
commercial of a lifetime, my DREAM commercial and I didn’t feel 100% awesome. Yes,
I still felt great, but not as great as I COULD have felt if I was taking care of myself the
way I wanted to.

Sure, I’m at goal weight, but I’m also a few lbs heavier since the marathon. Sure, not all
my meals have been “on program” but they haven’t been ALL bad. Sure, my tracking
isn’t every day, but some is better than none!!

Sure, sure, sure!! Well guess what?? I don’t like sure, sure, sure…I like YEAH! YEAH
YEAH! (the band is pretty cool too ;)

After a weekend of heavy drinking (buttery nipple shots anyone??) and really crappy
eating, I told myself Sunday night that enough was enough. It was time to get back on
track and start doing the things I really love to do…eating well, tracking, exercise and
most importantly taking care of myself overall.

So it took just a day…just a single day of being on program, counting my points, tracking
my food, saying no to beer, getting up early to get ready and look presentable for
work…just a single day to make me feel AWESOME again!!

Today marks day 3 of staying within my points (actually trying to consume a few less to
get these couple of extra lbs off) and tracking all my food. I feel AMAZING!! Physically
I feel better and mentally I feel better.

It’s also day 3 of the #nobeertillFriday challenge that my girl *BitchCakes* started & I
decided to accompany her on. I was already making my own pledge since my daily beer
habit was getting a little out of hand again, so I figured the extra support would be great!!
A lot of people have tagged along with us too and that is great!! (of course, the “beer”
can be anything you think you need to cleanse yourself from for a few days)

Try to remember this…no matter how “BAD” you’ve been…no matter how much you’ve
been slacking off….no matter how many workouts you’ve missed…give yourself just
ONE day of being on program with your health and it can make a world of difference in
your week, in your months, in your years. Sometimes all it takes is just one day.

One day at a time.


  1. I feel like we are kindred spirits. I am going through this right now, too. Thank you so much for writing about it. Your post definitely makes me feel better, and makes we me want to get out of my funk - which takes a lot of energy! One day at a time!

  2. As always, thanks for your honesty and reminding us everyone has rough spots, even superstars like you. :-D You rock!

  3. This post is just what I needed right now. Rock on.

  4. Great post! I love to go have a drink after work every now and then, but it's difficult when I'm trying to exercise and maintain a figure. It's so frustrating sometimes. I found a humorous take on drinking and working out and stumbled on your blog searching for more thoughts.

    Thanks for the post! Loved it. Here’s the post I read before I end up finding yours if you’re interested: http://www.tchuddle.com/2011/04/my-old-friend-alcohol/

  5. So happy for you! Glad you are on track and feeling awesome again.

  6. I know just what you mean. That is exactly how I feel right now. You've inspired me to get really serious and focused again!

  7. I hear ya Suzi. My whole thing this week was "just one week" but I have to say I, too, feel better, back on track and back in control after just a couple of days. Why didn't we do this sooner???

  8. Hi Suzi,

    Just stumbled upon your blog and can totally relate! I took off 90 pounds with WW (at goal) and also recently became a marathoner!

    I'm also seriously half-assing a lot lately and while I'm still 'technically' at goal, my wine / martini (depending on the day) thing is not helping me… and I really need to stop tracking for 2 days and then forgetting about it.

    Thanks for this post!


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