My husband likes the saying if Momma aint happy aint no one happy. It is important to have me time. I plan time for myself every day to ensure I get my exercise in. If I take time for myself I have more to give to others in my role as mom,etc
My level of stress is managable this way and I am so much more pleasant to be around.
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I was feeling pretty stressed out from caring for my husband and moving into our house necessitated by my husband falling twelve feet and breaking his back. I was eating everything in sight, but a day of connecting with God and planning my schedule has really helped.
I was home today relaxing. I enjoyed my food plan, worked out cleaned, met my goals for the day. Work has been stressing me out lately and my doc thought a recent weight gain and hi blood pressure was partly because of stress
Taking time for me today was a well needed mental day
Maintaining means calories in is approximately equal to calories out. If you've been doing a lot of cardio to burn off pounds, I wouldn't suggest stopping that - but you might want to tone it down. Similarly, build up the calories - FINALLY - you can have a snack or 2.
It takes time but the balance does come!!
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