Cookies, too much wine and a reset

Anna sat through what she felt was a useless, completely boring never-ending meeting.

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. 

She promised herself today would be a reset.

Not only a food reset but a “today I step up my game” new attitude.  Anna 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 work out or meditate but had a healthy smoothie for breakfast and a salad for lunch.

But now – at 3 pm – Anna 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 cookies left over from an earlier meeting just sitting by the office printer.  Anna broke off a piece of a chocolate chip cookie  “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.  

Now, that painful inner conversation began:

“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 even 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 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'll just start tomorrow!”

Feeling optimistic, Anna grabbed a couple of pieces of chocolate out of the candy jar on her co-worker's desk – after all, tomorrow starts a new chapter and she won’t be able to indulge for a long time!

  • What do you think Anna did the next day? 

  • Did she eat healthier, 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 Anna's next day went tomorrow!