Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Grit is such a powerful word. Persisting in the face of obstacles is so crucial to losing weight and maintaining that loss. It's so much easier to do this on those days when everyone around you is pleasant, you can sleep in and relax and life is just easy. It has been so many years since I have had a day like that, but heck it's easier just when life isn't crazy! However, life is crazy! So, we need grit!
Have some extended family drama going on and I see myself as the scapegoat. I've experienced enough gas-lighting sometimes I wonder if I deserve this, but then I remind myself, I don't!
The difference between the rarer extended family dramas say a few years ago and the more frequent ones now is, I've got GRIT so I won't let them derail me. (Well boundaries too, but that is a different post.) I stuck to my plan and ate only healthy foods. I got in a walk while one of my kids was at an appointment and the other was still at school. I was calm in the face of yelling. I still felt like crawling under the covers, hiding and sobbing, but I coped with those feelings in the healthiest way I could. I could feel weak and hurt, but strengthen myself through exercise and proper nourishment. I may have had the wind knocked out of me, but I've got GRIT! May we all be Gritty, Happy, Fitty and Healthy!