Saturday, January 11, 2014
This is a blog about some of the challenges that I face with weight loss. The thing that has definitely hindered me from progress in the past is so simple, but one I've struggled with: looking at this like a diet. Lately I have been telling myself that I actually enjoy exercise, and that eating healthier foods feels good, that this is something I want to do for the rest of my life. This is not a quick fix just so I can just reach a number on the scale than go straight back to eating junk food or overeating too often.
Night snacking is something that has been probably my biggest challenge. It's amazing. Eating healthy and exercise will be like a breeze some days, then, around 4:00 pm, I suddenly feel like I'm really depressed or sad and that food is the only thing will make me feel better. It is instant and readily available. In place of that I have been drinking teas, meditating, and praying, just listening and relaxing, and I am honestly enjoying it and feeling better 20 times above anything a simple candy bar could ever give me. This is not easy every day though, but at least I feel I am trying to move in the right direction.
And the last challenge I believe I face is just overall motivation. Let's face it, for no reason at all, you could be having a bad day, feel sick, or tired, or just cranky and not in the mood to go biking or jogging or anything. But I keep thinking of my of my nice Maurices jeans that I got for Christmas awhile back, and how I am SO close to fitting into them once again. Sometimes I have to give myself that extra push and remind myself to just keep going, and that the results are going to be worth it!