I've been doing sooo good so far this week. I made a big batch of chicken and white bean chili earlier in the week so I would always have at least one healthy option ready to go when I started getting hungry. I've been super busy with work and I still am, so I feel really great about the fact that I've been eating healthy instead of just running out to grab fast food when work stress started getting to me.
This weekend will be the first big test for me. For some reason, as soon as the calender changes to Friday, my brain flips a switch. I've been so controlled all week. I've been working hard. I just want to let loose and eat whatever I want to. I can get back on track Monday, right?
I realize that isn't a healthy way to live your life. Five days of being healthy can easily be undone by a two-day free-for-all. I'm working very hard to get out of this mindset of having a "free" weekend, but I know this weekend is going to be tough. I already am fighting the urge to forget about the fact I have chicken breast thawing in the fridge ready for the grill and just go get the things I'm really craving. My brain is telling me right now, "You can eat whatever you want for one more day and then start again tomorrow." The problem is I know I'll tell myself the same thing again tomorrow, and one more day will turn into one more and then one more.
So I'm going to fight with myself today. I'll probably have to fight with myself tomorrow, too. I know if I can just stay on track and keep it up, one day it won't be such a fight. One day this will all be worth it. I already feel 100 times better than I felt at this time last week.