This week I had a tooth infection and was given antibiotics to take for 5 days. This meant I had to take these tablets with very large meals, 4 times a day. For most people this wouldn’t sound like a bad thing but for me it was. For the past 8 months I have been working hard on balancing my food and decided that I had to stop eating late at night to achieve my weight loss goals, which is why I like doing ‘Intermittent fasting’ (I will explain more about this in another blog).
Teaching classes in the evenings meant I was coming home and munching on anything I could lay my hands on in the kitchen……or from wondering around the supermarket LOL
Eating in the evenings and during the night to enable me to get rid of this infection wasn’t what I wanted but I had to do it. I thought to myself……I could let this ‘infection’ get me down and stay in bed and moan or I could put a positive spin on it and get up and continue my fitness regime. It was hard as I had headaches, fatigue, dizziness and nausea while taking the tablets, but I got up and still completed my runs and workouts on top of teaching classes and I am very happy to see that I only gained 1.5kg (3lbs ish).
My motivation or drive was telling myself that these tablets were only for 5 days. After 5 days they will no longer be here and I can get back to doing what I am doing.
Trust me this wasn’t my first thought…..it was, ‘I’m going to get fat again….eat late again…..ruin all the hard work I have already made’. Then I thought, No….no I am not going to let this ‘one’ infection define me and stop me from looking and feeling good.
All my life I have let ‘whatever’ be an excuse to stop me from doing what I am doing and binge on food and/or drink. You know, an arguement, not getting a job, failing an test, being overdrawwn in your bank account LOL……you know where I am coming from right, LOL I thought no, this infection WILL go away and I WILL be better, healthier and stronger and I WILL get back on regime.
I am very glad that I have got to a point in my life that I can change my mindset and be positive about my future as it paid off with a small weight gain.
To keep me even more motivated I made a blackberry and mango crumble….yes you read correctly, blackberry and mango. You may not think they go together but they were in my fruit basket, I like eating them both so I thougth put them together in a dish and make a crumble and it was delishious LOL
As I have a wheat and gluten intolerance I made the crumble with walnuts, pecans, tiger nut flour, vanilla essence and maple suyrup, blend and placed it on top of the fruit.
So next week is a brand new week and I will be antibiotic free!!! This means no more late night eating, start drinking lemon water in the mornings again, eating lighter meals…….oh boy I can’t wait LOL.
Keep staying positive and don’t give up on your dreams!!