My Baby Steps Are More Like a Crawl

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Guess how many times I have worked out since I got married at the beginning of August.....

Is your guess higher than ten? Then it's wrong.

Is it higher than five??? Also wrong.

The correct number is ONE. Seriously. One. Actually it should be zero because the one time I worked out I was just going through the motions and not actually doing much of anything.

But you know what? That's okay. That's where I was at.

Before I worked out to get fit, but that wasn't REALLY the reason. I worked out because I was single and thought I needed to lose weight in order to attract friends (especially guys).

I'm not saying that it was a bad reason. It was a decision I was making for myself and I wasn't beating myself up about it. Sometimes we need an extra push to do healthier things and that was my push.

Then I met a guy, got engaged, and got married. Suddenly it didn't matter anymore. Nate loves me no matter what I look like, so I can skip the gym now. I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want.

I will tell you this secret though.....I don't enjoy fast food anymore. I think it tastes terrible. It makes me feel sick to my stomach. I crave homemade foods - not always healthy ones, but in my opinion anything homemade is better than a fast food number.

I drink a lot of soda, but not like I did before. Years ago I could finish a dozen cans in a few hours. Now one or two and I'm done for the day. Yes, I know that losing the soda would help me lose a few pounds, but I enjoy it.

So, my new program is portion control. I'm not going to count calories or measure my food out or any of that anymore. It was driving me crazy and I always felt like I was depriving myself of things that I liked. Now, if I want a cheeseburger and cheese fries then I will have them. If I get full after half of it, then I won't force myself to finish it like I have done in the past.

I want to create a way to live my life and be happy and healthy without the constant worry about calories and grams, trying to figure out just how long I'd have to be on the treadmill in order to eat a piece of pizza.

I need balance in my life and I will create that!


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