Yesterday my day started early due to work travel. However I am pleased that I still did my sun salutations before I left London. I did 4 rounds jumping back to plank.
I was early for my meeting in the South West so I dropped by my hotel to leave my overnight bag but was fortuitously allowed to check in as they had a room available. I took the opportunity to do 2 more rounds of salutations in my room.
As ever the meeting involved a lot of sitting around and it can be easy in this job to end up sitting a lot, so I made the effort to walk around when I could. Thankfully my colleague got the directions wrong when we walked to dinner and so I managed to exceed my 10000 step count. On what would have usually been quite a sitting heavy day, this is pretty good.
Knowing I wouldn’t do much exercise yesterday and then trying to purposefully keep moving is a positive mindful change to have made.
I had a healthy breakfast and lunch yesterday but at 4pm the free bar opened and we had some drinks at the meeting venue before heading for a curry!
Under normal circumstances this is where everything would go out the window, but I had made a promise to myself that I would not get totally pissed. Over 4 hours I had 4 drinks which is actually pretty good for me. At the curry I ordered two vegan side dishes to have as a main course. They were pretty small but perfectly satisfying and I didn’t have any rice. Win.
Today I decided to log what I consumed yesterday on Noom, and it comes as no surprise that I am several hundred calories over my daily allowance. However that calorie count is for a calorie deficit to lose weight. I think with out the bit of control I maintained I could have easily had another few hundred more.
I had a good night, no hangover this morning, I didn’t feel I was missing out and I made some changes to lessen the impact. I also came in under my allowance on Monday and Tuesday to compensate in preparation for the night out.
Normally if I over ate like that I would embark on a several day self sabotage, but this feels manageable and I am back to it today.
There has been such a bit shift in my approach to eating, drinking and exercise the last few weeks. Even though it’s not yet showing on the scales I think the psychological changes I have made are massively positive.