Carrot muffins, chocolate and a juice cleanse
Jenny sat through what she felt was a useless, completely boring never-ending meeting. That Monday afternoon she was feeling tired, restless and already depleted from the day. She had spent the weekend having fun but, as usual, overindulging on sugar, alcohol and then there was last night’s pizza and ice cream.
She promised herself today would be a reset.
Not only a food reset but a “today I step up my game” new attitude. Jenny vowed to: get up early, workout, meditate, be on time for everything, get focused at work and even make some fun social plans.
She overslept and didn’t workout or meditate but had a healthy smoothie for breakfast and a salad for lunch.
But now – at 3pm – Jenny was hungry, tired, totally unmotivated and wanted SOMETHING to get her through the rest of the workday.
The vending machine was ominous plus there were baked goods left over from an earlier meeting just sitting by the office printer. Jenny broke off a piece of the carrot muffin, “it’s just a small piece,” she thought.
Many “little” pieces later, topped off by a diet soda and potato chips, she felt bloated, completely unfocused and frustrated with herself.
That painful inner conversation began again,
“What is wrong with me? Why did I just eat that? Now the whole day is blown.
I promised myself I would get back on track today and I can’t get through one day.
I don’t have any willpower or discipline.
I’m tired, my clothes feel tight and I just don’t have the energy to even care right now.
I really don’t have the energy to be great today. I just want to get through the day and go home.”
After complaining to her work colleague and surfing the internet she rebounded a bit; “I need a jumpstart!”
“I know, I’ll start a juice cleanse tomorrow. That’s just what I need to kick my butt. A few days of juice and smoothies and I’ll feel like a new person. I’m so excited to start tomorrow.”
Feeling optimistic, Jenny grabbed a couple of pieces of chocolate out of the candy jar on her co-workers desk – after all tomorrow starts a new chapter and she won’t be able to indulge for a long time!
What do you think Jenny did the next day?
Did she eat clean, workout, become superwoman at work and feel more confident and proud of herself?
Would you bet on her?
Does it really matter what she thinks, eats and believes in for herself anyway?
Stay tuned and I’ll fill you in on how Jenny’s next day went!