Did ya miss me??? This by far is one of the busiest summers I've had in a very long time. Though there are times that I have felt overwhelmed, it does make the day go by fast. Unfortunately, it doesn't leave a lot of time for posting on this blog or visiting your blogs!
Since I last posted, my eating hasn't been so great. I've kept up with the workouts, but they haven't been as intense or as long as I would like it to be. My motto has always been no matter how busy you are, do some kind of movement. Whether it's a walk around the block, intense house cleaning, or 10 minute workout. It's all about getting my butt into gear. I want to get into the habit of having some kind of movement even if I can't get myself to the gym.
Most of the time there are reasons why you fall off the wagon. If I want to continue to lose weight and have a healthy lifestyle, I need to analyze why I eat the way I do when I'm stressed. It's easy to say it's because it has been a hectic summer, but there are underlying reasons. Ones that I need to address rather than escaping it by binging. I've made a few heart wrenching decisions and often I wonder if it's the right one, but I know deep down inside its the right one for my family and most importantly for me.
One thing for sure that I need to work on is that I need to stop being so hard on myself. If I go to the gym, I berate myself for not being able to work out the full two hours. When I go out with some friends, I complain that I was the biggest person in the group. I don't buy myself any new clothes because I feel like I don't deserve it. (You should check out my wardrobe closet, there's hardly anything there!) Basically, I make myself into a martyr and my husband is getting sick of it! He actually sat me down and told me that if I can't love me for where I'm at right now, how can I love myself when I'm at my goal weight? I need to love myself now and be patient in the process. Easier said than done, but it can happen.
Surprisingly though my eating hasn't been great and a few days of binging, I haven't gained a pound this week! My husband believes it's because I still made a goal to do some kind of movement every day. (I learned that tip from Oprah's personal fitness trainer Bob Greene.) I'm still on Weight Watchers and it's been great. Though there were a few days of binging, I really believe that if I wasn't on Weight Watchers I would have gained back the weight that I have lost.
I'm recommitting myself today to my food plan with Weight Watchers, speaking positively about my body, and not binge. Today I make the decision to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit. Who knows what I'll do tomorrow...I don't care. I just know that today is important and I'm going to make each moment count.
Food for Thought: “Many fine things can be done in a day, if you don't always make that day tomorrow."
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