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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I've realized in the last few days I'm in a bad place right now as far as my weight loss. I had a challenge to write about my dream life two days ago, and yesterday I was asked to imagine a miracle day where all the wishes in my life would come true. It wasn't until TODAY when I looked at my lists that I realized weighing less or being in better shape weren't on EITHER list. My priorities have shifted lately to my kid and his activities/school/teeth etc., my husband, my house, my yard, my sad little garden, my finances, my insurance, my job...everything under the sun except ME.

My nutrition, exercise...things that would really help out with the STRESS of all the other stuff...I've dropped them. Every so often I'll sporadically work out for a few days. I might record what I eat for a day or two. And then I realize it's been...checking calendar now...holy crap, no exercise for the last 11 days. Where the heck did the last 2 wks go?

I have really got to get over thinking about exercise time, etc. as "selfish ME time" and reorganize my priorities. I guess it's like on an airplane when they say to put your own oxygen mask on 1st before you help out kids or others...I need to make sure I'm healthy (and not sending myself back to the land of happy meds) so I can be the strong wife/mother/employee they need me to be.
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SUSUSUZZZIE 4/18/2012 12:22AM

    I completely understand. It's really hard for me no to fall back to putting everything before me on the list. I am so much better for everyone around me since working to put me first. If you can get another little streak going and then grow it day by day, you'll soon be making headway to reaching your goals. You are important and you are worth it for so many reasons!
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SHERYL_B 4/17/2012 11:13PM

    I've missed you! You are right, paying attention to YOU will he make the other things click along more smoothly. It's hard, but you can do it!

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BOLTIADORGIRL 4/17/2012 5:52PM

    I completely agree! I used to never take the time to work out because it took time away from my kids and I felt like I was being selfish. Well, my mom died at age 49 last year and my dad when he was 42, and if there is a chance that exercising and eating healthier will help me be around longer for my family, I will get over feeling selfish. Because now that I go to Zumba class, I am happier and I have more energy. Now who doesn't benefit from that?

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