Friday, January 03, 2014
I purposefully and mindfully took about 10 days off my nutrition and exercise plan over Christmas. I know that most people probably think that was the wrong choice, but for me, I think it was right. Fall and into winter 2013 was difficult for me with some stressful things added to my life, and I thought taking that time to try to sort myself out would be a good thing before the new year. And I know myself well enough to know that I want this journey to be about real life and that means learning to live my life like I will once the losing part of this journey is over. And yes, that does mean treating myself occasionally.
Yes, I wish I hadn't gone as crazy as I did with some of the eating I did, but the damage wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I am up a few pounds but I have been back doing the things I know work for me for days now, and that feels good. I believe that I need to celebrate that as my whole life, one setback in diet or exercise program sent me in a months or years downward spiral. I am not that person anymore, and that makes me proud.