Monday, September 12, 2011
I've been having the worst year. My emotions have been up and down and through the ringer and so has my weight. I've gained 30 pounds since March and as much as I tried to fight it, I just couldn't control my emotional eating.
As I was preparing myself for a new start, I was reviewing all of my actions over the last few months and it's no shock that I've gained. I haven't been to the gym since May and I rarely cook. I've been buying meals out daily and haven't tracked anything that has gone in my mouth.
Things really came to a head a few weeks ago when I realized that I'm not a priority in anyone's life...including my own - until now. I've let other people's needs overshadow mine. What a huge disservice to me! I'm upset that I've let people take advantage of my kindness and my inability to say no. It ends now. The only one hurting and unhappy is me. Everyone else got what they wanted.
So today is my new start. I'm taking care of myself first and that's it. I feel refreshed, renewed, empowered, and energized. Each day is an opportunity to make the right decisions and right choices, and I choose to make each day count. With 52 days until my 30th birthday, I realize that life is too short to be anything but happy. So my pursuit of happiness begins now.