No, not on drugs!
This is a health-ish type blog, people!
I'm talking about the things that trip me up from eating right, getting to the gym, being an overall pillar of health and wellness....you know?
SO I'm going to list mine. 'Cuse I'm all about accountability and full disclosure here.
Then maybe those (5) of you who read this can list your things. And then I won't feel so lame. And alone.
Things that make me trip:
1) beer, wine, vodka, gin....(man, I sound like a total alcoholic).
It's not just the empty calories that trip me up here, its the hangovers ( apparently I am not 21 anymore) that make me want to lay in bed all the next day and eat french fries and stay as far away from physical activity as possible.
2) going out to eat.
Usually, going out to eat includes drinking. But aside from that, I am just seriously terrible at making good choices when faced with a menu that includes sweet potato fries, nachos and chicken wings. Sometimes I will get a salad AND one of these things (to make me feel less guilty) but you and I both know which one I eat more of. (DAMN YOU, NACHOS! Nachos make me weak.)
3) the rain.
It makes me want to crawl up on the couch with a book (or re-runs of the Hills).
It's raining today.
Potato salad, burgers with billions of fixins, mac and cheese, beer, a table full of desserts...
You get the idea.
5) my job.
I have to travel a lot for my new job. Which is great/exciting. Except that it's usually day trips that have me in a car/train/bus for hours and hours (with no access to even stairs let alone a gym.) By the time I get home, I'm beat. And the last thing I feel like doing is working out. It is challenging (often impossible) to organize work out time around my "real" work schedule.
It is also hard to make good food choices when all you have to pick from is a vending machine and a bagel joint.
I have probably 13 more things that I could list here. But I've made myself feel sufficiently unmotivated for today (see #3).
So what makes you guys "trip?"