We Rise, We Fall, We Rise Again!

Okay, so the initial slump happened.

Is the journey towards healing and self-improvement ever a straight line? Least of all when it comes to physical health. The graph goes up, comes crashing down, and rises and falls a million times, before settling in on a constant slope. And that slope, too, goes for a toss after a certain period of time. It is the law!

So naturally, it was no surprise to me when I fell off the wagon. I work an evening shift, so getting a good work out routine going is extremely difficult as is. Add to the equation my tendency to become lazy, and we have a bloody mess on our hands.

But well, it was not so bad since I sort of got back on track soon enough. But for almost a week, I lost control. It starts with one cheat meal, then waking up the next day feeling bloated, then convincing myself that since I already am feeling heavy, might as well indulge myself in some delicious delicacies. And so the wheel turns!

I literally had to snap myself out of it. And somehow, within a couple of days, the scales went back to where they were supposed to be. Of course I lost two weeks in the process – one in faltering, and one in rectifying my erroneous ways. But well, here we are. Back on track-ish.

I am still a long way away from my ideal body weight, my ideal physical health. And worst of all, my exercise regime is not even a bad regime yet; it’s freestyle. And that’s not doing me any favors.

I need to start sleeping on time – as “on time” as my work schedule allows for. Not that it’s to be blamed, but this is also World Cup season, so even on my days off from work, I end up staying awake till the wee hours of the night.

Hell, the week I messed up, my eyes looked so puffy and face so swollen that a few people at my work had to come and ask me if I was okay. I was perfectly fine; I guess I just did not realize how exhausted I could end up feeling if I had a crappy meal routine in addition to working nights.

It takes a few failures here and there to make you realize what the right thing to do is. So, with every missed step, I am hopeful that I learn a new lesson that is sure to help me out in the long run.

Now, how effective I will be in implementing those lessons is another ball game altogether.

Until next time!

– J

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