Kirsten is writing an honest blog on her attempts to change the health of her gut/body/mind. This story will sound familiar I am sure. Huge thanks Kirsten for you honesty and bravery, I so much appreciate it.
The Trouble with Mondays
So when I first got in touch with Lilia and started reading her posts and articles, and watching her videos, that’s when I began to slowly make some little changes. I purchased coconut oil, and wrote a list of other bits and bobs I wanted to buy, such as oregano oil and probiotics. I pretty much stopped drinking alcohol (one day a week for me is pretty unheard of). I stopped eating bread. I swapped cow’s milk for almond milk. All the while telling myself “the health kick starts on Monday”.
Then Sunday came along, and what do you think I did? An emotional eater, I felt a bit sad and homesick, so obviously I gave in to cravings and convenience, and ate sandwiches, cereal, had a beer, and basically ate everything I shouldn’t have. I was literally standing at the cupboard shoving M&M’s in my mouth. But, hey, it’s ok, ‘cause it wasn’t Monday yet.
I woke up on Monday morning and started off well with probiotic yoghurt and coffee with almond milk and coconut oil for breakfast. After a day at work, however, I succumbed to the wine. A bottle and a half later I told myself that I would start again tomorrow, and so went for the quick and convenient option of a sandwich and a pot noodle to kill my wine munchies. A pot noodle. Which has approximately zero nutritional value.
The trouble with Monday, is that it sets you up to fail. I had already been making positive changes, and had I not set myself a start date, I probably would have been ok. So from now on, I’ll keep in mind that it’s not a race with a start and finish line, but a continual journey, and if I slip up, I’ll not stop and binge, but get back on track and keep going.