So I go into the tea room at work in the hospital and what is it I see on the table! This delicious looking cake. Typical nurses! Now here is the thing, I have been ridiculously busy lately. I haven't been able to exercise much at all so the weight is creeping up. Well I had to decide do I partake in this food or do I stick to my guns and grab my coffee and leave it alone. I can happily say that I left it. But its a common situation. when your trying to put in the good work at the gym and eating healthily through the week . It can only take the odd cake to undo some of your good work.
I think its important to keep things in perspective though. Yeah ok, if you ate that bit of cake it might set yo back on your days goal but not the weeks, or months or the over all goal. You can always even it out by increasing your exercise later. So no need to beat your self up about it. As I always say its better to bend than to break.
Far to often I have heard of people with the strictest diet regime who have a blow out and then say stuff it and don't continue on with the good work. Well I say just keep your overall goal in perspective and although you may hit the odd bump in the road you can still get to where your going.
One of the best ways to stop hitting to many bumps like this cake is to plan. Plan ahead, make sure you have healthy snack options with you or that you know where to get some. Too easy !!!
Another thing is to just have a smaller piece, its not something Im too good at but many people I know can use this method effectively.....take a quarter of a piece. Also too easy :)
So ill keep you updated as I try to keep my weight at a decent level as I lead in to my second Auckland Marathon....I know its 5 months away but I want to beat last years time which was fairly average.