Thursday, July 18, 2013
I haven't been on SP in a while, but I've actually learned several hard lessons these past few weeks. My weight increase proves it.
One, I turn to food a lot more often than I realized when I'm stressed out. We're in the process of selling and buying a new house, and that's been more drama than I expected. Nearly everything we own is in storage while we live with my MIL in the meantime, and that's just got me out of sorts too.
Two, I need something to hold me accountable - something like SP. I need to be honest about what I'm eating and doing for exercise.
Three, motivation is necessary. I need to keep reading articles, listening to success stories, and actively visualizing myself achieving goals. I also need to have something planned - like a 5k - so I have a deadline on which to focus.
Four, I really do like to workout. My time at the gym is my only quiet time. The rest of my days are spent at work or with two crazy babies running around. Being at the gym helps me settle down and relax. Going to the gym with a friend hits lessons two and three spot-on, so that helps!
So here we go again! Now I need to shed these pounds I put back on, go back to healthier eating habits, and start focusing on the Thanksgiving 10k I've just agreed to do in November!