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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.

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  • v ARTISTSBRUSH
    So true... Just thought you would like to know people are STILL reading your stuff.
    1266 days ago
  • v ONTHERUNMOM4
    Very nice! Keep up the strong mental attitude!
    1467 days ago
  • v LVMAMAW
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    1469 days ago
  • v DONEDARCY

    Liked your blog. I'm glad that if you HAVE to feel shame, that it motivates you
    instead of telling you to give up. Excellent!
    1469 days ago
  • v LADYJ6942
    And it is easier said then done at some points. Find activities you like. when you dread that workout think about how wonderful you've felt in the past once you've completed it. It does get easier. Hang in there, you can do this!
    1469 days ago
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