Did You Take the Jelly Bean Trail to Hell? 4 Tips to Regain Control
THE JELLY BEAN TRAIL TO HELL
This whole Covid-19 thingy just popped into our lives and turned everything upside down. No problem! I can handle it...No gym time...I'll just work out at home...No meeting up with friends or playing music...no problem. I'll just take this time to relax and get caught up on other things.
While all of this sounds like I'm taking the high road, we also just had a major holiday thrown in the mix. I can't imagine how those of you celebrating children's birthdays or having anniversaries are handling it. Those celebrations usually involve food; specifically carb heavy food and wonderful sugary desserts or candy for Easter.
Yesterday I found myself at Walmart, trying to pick up some things for my son. What happens? I unexpectedly came across all the Easter candy that was on clearance. It was right in front of the entrance doors, so it was pretty hard to miss. I grabbed a couple sweet sugary items and through them in my cart.
Once I got to the car, I TORE into that bag of jelly beans like it was the last bag of jelly beans on earth. I devoured the purple peep bunnies before I ever made it home...and then the guilt set it in. I felt terrible the rest of the evening for a couple minutes of sugary pleasure.
BACK ON TRACK
I decided to take advice from my work out instructor, Tanner Newbauer. He gave me 4 tips yesterday that came in handy as I fell into the sugar trap last night. Maybe this tips will help you as well.
Forgive yourself. Okay. So you binged. We all do. Move on. One day of sugary pleasure doesn't have to derail you for the rest of your life. We are all human, and it's okay to induldge every now and then. Guilt makes you feel stress...and stress makes you gain wait. Stop stressing...forgive yourself...and move on.
Do ONE quick easy workout each day for 15 minutes. Don't think about it. JUST DO IT. It will help you "Conquer The Day!"
Reconnect with your tribe. Meaning; find someone that will help you on your journey and hold you accountable. I did just that as Sarah and I got up and worked out together this morning. Thanks Sarah!
Get creative. If you can't find it in you to do this for yourself...do it for someone else! I needed to do this for Sarah! If I didn't call her at 6am this morning, I was letting her down. She was counting on my phone call to start her workout. It worked. We both got a good work out in and set ONE goal of something to accomplish today.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you'd like more tips from Tanner Newbuaer, you can find him at Integration Fitness in St. Cloud, and you can definitely find Integration on Facebook. Good luck!
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