Making Mistakes

This is usually a happy little blog, because I am generally a happy person and because I’m usually excited to share what I’ve learned about fitness, nutrition and making peace with myself.

But sometimes (really, quite often!), I make mistakes.

Making mistakes sucks, and so does saying sorry. I realized late last night that I had made a personal mistake–I forgot to invite a friend I’ve known for more than 13 years to my birthday party the other night. I was just clicking through names too quickly on the Facebook invite, and I totally forgot. I felt AWFUL, silently cursed at myself and sent her an e-mail apologizing and hoping she’d understand. (She was incredibly understanding. Whew.)

I realized I’d made a professional sort of mistake this morning, and this time did some out-loud cursing before (wo)manning up and telling the truth. That one didn’t turn out quite so well, but at least I knew I did the best I could with the situation. I went to yoga and tried to let some of this go and stretch my tight body.


Lately, I’ve been feeling like some of my food choices have been mistakes. Even this one. I vowed to eat less bread, and I’ve been having the same breakfast. I drank too much the other night, and a lot of poor food choices ensued afterwards.

To be honest, moderation doesn’t seem to be working right now–probably because I’m not achieving it. I stepped on the scale this morning, and the number was 10 pounds higher than it was around marathon time. After a weekend of eating crap, I’m not surprised. But honestly, I’m not happy either. So, I need to just keep trying.

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On a lighter note, I had the leftover tacos for lunch, and they were wonderful.


On an even lighter note, do you like my new duvet cover??

18 comments on “Making Mistakes

    1. Theodora Post author

      yes! All of my furniture is from there, so I decided to just get the duvet there because I knew they’d match.

  1. Ali

    Don’t beat yourself up too much, Theodora. You’re fabulous and we’re all human รขโ‚ฌโ€ร‚ย we just do the best we can every day. You’re a rock star in my eyes. Apologizing and owning up to mistakes…those are the biggest challenges. I give you a high five for doing that when necessary. Keep being awesome.

  2. Katy

    Ugh…as you know, I agree that it sucks. My heart hurts for you.

    But in the end, if you did NOT get upset about mistakes, you wouldn’t be a very nice person. So I like you even more for having struggled and shared it.

    Love you!

    1. Theodora Post author

      Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚ I think it’s just so frustrating to me because in order to get where I am now, eating right and exercise came so easily, but it’s been such a struggle lately. But I know I can get back where I need to be.

  3. Sarah Jayne

    It’s never fun to get those reminders that we are all only human, and everyone makes mistakes. But it is what shapes us, and you’re gonna be better in the end because of it all!

    xoxox <3

  4. Carol Blanchfield

    You’ve come a long way Baby!!
    The only “Real Mistake” is the one from which we learn nothing.
    Dust yourself off, and begin again.
    We love You!!

  5. bobbi

    Girl we all make mistakes and it’s the best part of life, because then we learn more about who we are even under the toughest of circumstances, go you for fessing up! Wish I lived in NYC I would hop on the next taxi and go have a drink with you…or do some yoga:) Love ya girl!

  6. Laci

    It’s good to know that I’m not the only one that makes mistakes! I have been struggling since December to get back on track. My workouts seemed to be getting better, but my food consumption isn’t as good as it used to be. I figure just keep chuggin’ along and eventually we’ll get back on that track.

  7. Hilary

    Thanks for sharing your mistakes and struggles. I am right there with you…as I’m up a bit from my “happy weight” right now too…we just have to keep hangin’ in there!


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