Sunday, April 28, 2013
It's amazing how life can get in the way of our goals when we're not looking. You get a little busier at work, a friend or family member gets sick and/or you get sick and all your goals go right out the window.
I've always known that I'm a "stress eater". I eat whatever I can get my hands on when I'm stressed. In fact, the less healthy it is for you, the more I want it. Let's just say the last several weeks have been so full of stress that I haven't been very nice to my body. I haven't been drinking my water, eating my fruits and veggies or exercising (much). I have enjoyed those cookies that hopped into my grocery cart and my choices when out eating have been....less than stellar. All of these "bad choices" are showing up in my mood, my exhaustion and my weight and I'm ready to get back on track.
There is not much I can do about some of the stress in my life, but I can control how I react to it. When my sweet tooth gets a sudden urge for something, I can combat it with fruit or yogurt. I can pay attention to my body and feed it only when it says "I'm hungry" (but not over-stuff it with high calorie "crap"). I can eat a healthy breakfast which will start my day off on the right foot and set the tone for the rest of the day. I CAN find at least 10 minutes every day to exercise, even if it's just walking in a circle.
I'm tired of being tired. I don't like snapping at people who care about me when they ask questions or try to help. I don't like the way my clothes look because of the extra weight I'm carrying. I want to fit back into the clothes I have without struggling to button them.
I'm ready to move on and take better control of this thing I call "my life", warts and all. I deserve to feel better and I can do this, I've done it before.
PS....I'm off to grab a banana and a bottle of water.