Last week I wrote about how I’ve turned over a new leaf. I talked about how, finally, I was ready to go on a diet. One week later, today, this is still true, mostly. Perhaps I can say that the theme of this post if two steps forward and one step back. Well, I guess it’s better than saying one step forward and two steps back!

I still haven’t eaten fast food. I still haven’t had pop (or soda). But, with Christmas, comes food. And my workplace is always filled with food during Christmas. Cookies, chocolates, and other sweets sit on tables, just waiting to be picked up. And so I walked over to the tables. I glanced at the delights that I would soon enjoy.

Yes, I had cookies. Yes, I had chocolates. And yes, I ate many pretzels. But what about my diet? It’s true that I have seemed to bend my rules. Maybe I even broke them. But I only did so for a day. Maybe I should consider it my cheat day. After all, a cheat day is like a pressure release valve. Dieting is not easy. But I’m not going to quit! Instead, I’m going to carry on. I’m going to eat healthier, most of the time. Maybe that’s what I really need. Sure, I’ll eat garbage every once in a while. But my lifestyle is changing. I feel healthier, even though I splurged a bit today with sweets. So I’m not discouraged. If anything, I’m even more motivated to continue my path towards healthy living.

With diet comes exercise. And I seem to be able to exercise every other day. My hope is that, as I become more serious about health, I exercise every day. It doesn’t matter how much I do. It just matters that I do something.