Sunday, December 07, 2014
As I get older my body has changed, including my metabolism, which hasn't been that great due to all the unhealthy dieting when younger. I don't "diet" any longer. I just want to be physically healthy and track my body measurements not as a measure of success but just as a way of keeping on track.
I am going back to decreasing the processed foods that have crept back into my daily eating habits. As for exercise which is the bane of my existence, LOL, I will work it into my life.
Yes I have said these things before and have slipped back into old habits, but that doesn't mean I failed, I just slipped and am getting back up!
In my 54 years of life I have only been a "normal" weight maybe 10 years total, so for me this is part of my life's journey. In the past it was a succeed or fail kind of effort, now I have learned it is all about being healthy in both the physical way and in attitude. Just by trying I have not failed.
For so many it is all or nothing, then the guilt sets in and we wonder why we can't be like others. But truly we are all different and our success should really be judged by the small positives and they negate any of the not so healthy choices. Choose a fruit or vegetable instead of a high fat snack and you have succeeded! Walk during commercials when watching TV, another success. Scale not doing what you want it to, so what, what have you done that day to be HEALTHY, that is what matters!
So the next time you should slip, remember it is a slip not a fail. Just get back on track!