Monday, May 13, 2013
I'm constantly stressing to my kids how important it is to be truthful. This is one of the guidelines by which I live my life. I remind them that if they aren't truthful, things just get worse. Things snowball, and you get "in over your head." I'm great at trying to instill this lesson in them, but I just realized that I have not been truthful with myself. I ignored my own advice, and it has come back to bite me. Since ending the last 5% challenge, as well as the conclusion of our work's fitness challenge (The one I actually won last year), I have put on 7 pounds.....quickly! In fact, I gained those pounds in about half the time it took me to lose them. What a waste of my time! What I always warned my kids would happen when you aren't truthful has just happened to me. That weight snuck up on me, and by getting out of my exercise and eating routine, the time I spent lying to myself has slipped away from me. The ticker may say I have lost 26 pounds, but baby ,these hips don't lie! Just as quick as I have gained this weight am I starting to notice the negative affects of not being honest with myself. My appearance, first off.
I blame it all on stress. I've got lots of personal stress right now....hey, don't we all have a little of that from time to time?! But I have let the stress dictate how I eat, how I sleep and how/when I exercise. (The 'snowball effect') I need to get back on my list of priorities. Especially, NOW, when I could really use the distraction. I need be bigger than my excuses and stronger than my temptations. It's halfway through the day, and so far I'm on track. I've gotten in almost my daily water requirement. I had breakfast and a healthy lunch. Gym bag is packed and waiting in the car. I think a couple days of focusing on consistency and re-introducing the healthy habits that I've learned through SP will help me get back on a path to success.
Moral of the story? You aren't doing yourself any favor by coddling your own insecurities and turning a blind eye to your slip-ups. I'm not saying one cannot have slip-ups....obviously, I slip all the time! If you are int he same boat as I am, it's time to be honest with yourself. Time to update that ticker and dust off the workout shoes! This was my light bulb moment today. I'm not perfect and I don't have the answers. So that's why I'm here, coming clean with myself and my Sparkfriends. I don't want to continue on in denial. A big change begins today! Wish me luck!