A friend of mine says that sometimes it takes being "hit" with a 2x4 to get the message and to refocus. I feel like that's what I need.
It's been a crazy past 2 months. Buying a house and moving away from my mom (she lived across the street), having the selling of our house postponed (now until January 4th), having weird weather, a very challenging class of students, plumbing issues in the new house, changes coming with age, holiday food everywhere, etc. has made it easy to eat badly and not exercise enough. I have slipped into some old bad habits, but I am not making excuses.
I know that I am in charge of my body, what I put into it and how I move it. I am slightly over my weight range, so it's not completely out of control. The jeans are a little tighter with the added numbers, but I've also noticed my body shape changing.
Running seems to really slim my legs, but that hasn't been an option lately. This time of year with it being dark so much, I just don't feel comfortable running when it's dark. However, I'm getting back in the habit of using my elliptical. I have no problem getting up at 4:45 AM to put in a good 30-40 minutes on it. So that is my new routine.
I'll pair that with eating better. Now that I'm on winter break for two weeks the trigger foods won't be around. Yes, I know that I need to work on saying no to those and I will/am! Drat those chocolate chip cookies!!!
It may sound crazy, but I love a little whipped cream on my coffee. I think that this has become a trigger, too. I find that I want more sweets when I use the whipped, so now it's only on the weekends and only on 1 cup!
So maybe I don't need a 2x4, just a pair of jeans that are a little tight and I mirror that doesn't lie! My body is telling me that I need to take better care of it and that's what I'm going to do!