Daily Dose of Coach #237: Bad Nutrition Days

It's been awhile! Almost a week since I've written my daily email and I have to say I'm glad to be back.

I'm also glad to be back to my nutrition routine as my weekend of "camping" at Disney inspired me to write this post about bad nutrition days.

I've been on a pretty solid streak of lousy nutrition days now. It's to that point where I find yourself eating anything that's in front of me and not giving one damn about it. I'm sure you've been there and understand what I'm talking about.

My steady diet of beer, hot dogs, donuts, sugar-filled coffee, hamburgers, candy, pretzels and cheese, marshmallows, chips, and cookies would make any camper proud.

However, I do have to brag a little and let you know that I tried to eat at least one banana for some quality carbs in the AM. And I tried to drink at least one glass of water a day. Okay, nothing to brag about, but I'd say my previous nutrition coaching was at least speaking to me a little through the debauchery.

My nightly stomach aches let me know that, previous to the last few days, my diet had been solid. But the point is to drive home that bad nutrition days are okay. I would go so far as to say, sometimes they're good.

Sometimes I have ice cream at night. I tell my wife it's good for my soul. She says the same thing about wine.

The key word here is sometimes, not always.

There are 365 days in a year. You are allowed to have more than a few bad nutrition days. Even if you're trying to lose weight, training as an athlete, or just trying to get your health in order, bad days happen and sometimes can help you keep your sanity.

The goal is small improvements over time. I want you to look back over a year and see how those small improvements helped you make big changes.

Today, I'm back on it. Maybe you've started this week off eating like @#$#. That's okay; maybe you needed it. Get back on track, work on small improvements in your diet over time and try to have significantly more good days than bad.

Glad to be back with you all!