Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I woke up this morning and wondered to myself - "Why did I start a diet around the holiday season?"
In my opinion it is probably the hardest time of the year to lose weight. With all the parties and high fat (but delish) food around. And in my house, I'm the one who makes it! So it sits there. . . calling my name.
And I certainly feel the demand of making the holiday "perfect." Which means less time focusing on healthy habits and more time spent on the go, eating fast food, and chugging caffinated drinks!
It would be easy for me to wait until the New Year and make a resolution, but there is something inside me that screams "NO, DON'T WAIT ANOTHER SECOND!"
But it's hard. And I have my ups and downs. One day I'll be on the right track and totally feel like I'm rocking it. The next my self-esteem is in the toilet and I'm back to wondering why I'm doing it in the first place.
Well, I'll tell you why I'm doing this. To. Be. Healthy.
A year and four months ago I married a wonderful man who makes my life complete. And someday, we want to start a family. With all this wonderful in my life I started to realize - this life I have is not all about me. It's about being there for the family and friends I love for as long as possible. And to do that I need to be healthy.
Do I want to lose some pounds - Absolutely. I want a smaller butt and a nice set of abs, but at the end of the day all I really want is to be able to spend time with the ones I love.
To date, I haven't lost those pounds, my butt is the same size and I don't have flat abs. HOWEVER, I've made it to the gym more days than not and have made some changes in my eating habits (more fruits and veggies please).
I slip up from time to time and that gets me down. But then I give myself a pep talk and remember what life is all about. So when New Years comes around this year, my goal is to remember to make my HEALTH a priority so I can be around as long as possible to spend time with the ones I love.