Good news: My chiro has given me the ok to do some light workouts… and my back is feeling a million times better. As I type this right now, I’m actually experiencing no pain at all. [Insert happy dance here ] I really hope a full recovery is near!!!
Well, this was not the case this weekend when I still did not believe that I would ever be able to work out the same way I have. We also finally booked our vacation to Vegas and our hotel criteria weighed heavily on the quality of pools. I was going to be in a bathing suit a good chunk of vacation. And this is when I nearly broke down… with my previous commitment to diet free living and a (new) ban on exercise, the feeling of becoming fat and unhappy got overwhelming. And I wanted to do something about it!
Could a quick 60-day diet really be so bad? I knew it wasn’t something that made sense for me long term but… but… just a quicky vacation diet boost. No?
I had that temporary moment of insanity (let’s call it that) and then I realized that I never looked the way I dream of looking to really be comfortable in a bathing suit. I reminded myself that 2 months of misery (which it would be – I really did switch gears mentally to stop dieting for good so getting back into it would not feel right) for 3 days of vacation is not worth it. And that at the end, it’s all about attitude. I could look exactly like I do today and feel content and happy, fully appreciating the sunshine, time away from work instead spent with my friends. Or I could compare myself to super-model lookalikes and hide in the corner, feeling miserable. I choose the former. Diet free.
What’s ironic is that right after I snapped myself back to reality and realized that this is the old Elina (diet junkie, body hating Elina), my eating got more intuitive and my back slowly started recovering. I’ll take it as a sign.
Did you ever go on a quick fix diet? Was it worth it?
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