When Eating Right Just Isn't Enough
Sunday, July 15, 2012
I'll be honest here and admit to some "treats" every once in a while. However, 97% of the time my eating choices are healthy. Egg white omelets with whole wheat toast, grapes or bananas for a snack, grilled chicken with a nice summer salad for lunch and/or dinner. And for dessert? A glass of milk, a cup of coffee or some mouth watering watermelon.
My "treats" have been a half cup of ice cream or 1/4 of a rollo McFlurry. Jesus. Have I really been eating that?! Yes. Yes, I have.
Life happened. I was stressed the f out. I'm exhausted all the time even though I'm getting 7-8 hours of sleep a night. On the bright side, my relationship with my husband and children have been better than ever. We're all embracing the healthy lifestyle. We're all just...happy.
Here's my shame: I haven't worked out in a while. Honestly, it's been about 2 weeks that I haven't gotten a decent workout in. Sure, I've done a couple hundred crunches here and there. But who am I trying to fool? That won't get me the results I long to see.
Eating healthy is the only option for me now. But it is NOT enough. Don't fool yourself into thinking that just because you had a great breakfast, lunch and dinner you can skip your workouts. They're not an option. They're an absolute necessity. Did the stop in weight loss wake me up? No. I've been thrilled with my success so far. It was the fact that I know I'm letting myself down. I know my goals, the mini ones and the long term ones. I won't reach them if I don't move.
Stop feeding yourself excuses. You're not even fooling yourself. Stop being lazy. Because that's just it isn't it? What you've fought against all your life. That gluttonous pull to just sit and veg out in front of the TV. Get up. Get moving. Push yourself and your body. You CAN do this.