The 5 that got me back on track!
Monday, August 26, 2013
I joined a 18 week challenge, and we just passed the half way mark. I started strong...and have fizzled! You know when you work so hard and you are so good with your exercise and eating...you convince yourself you deserve a "rest' from it all? Anyone else do that? Well, I have pretty much done that almost the entire month of August. And I need to stop it now. The weight didn't come back right away. I would sneak a cheat here and there- no damage at the scale. Sneak a bigger cheat- not much change. Then, I stopped the exercise...and continued to sneak the cheating...and I got slammed with 5 pounds, all at once, this morning.
It takes me forever to lose even a pound...and no, this is not water weight! I have earned this 5 pounds
All the cheating didn't even feel good. I felt my absolute best after some good exercise and healthy eating. It felt good to have control and stay true to myself. Better than it feels to be out of control and out of my mind with all the junk I have eaten. Honestly...5 pounds was a pass for what I have been doing!
OK....so there we are. There will be no big shakeups or crazy schemes and plans as I try to grab a handle on this, just a recommitment to do what feels good and be the person I have learned I want to be! I want to Live the Life I love (that saying hangs from my rear view mirror and I read it everyday!) I have 8 weeks left in the challenge I joined. I may not make all of my original goals, and that is OK. But I will be closer. And I am firmly refusing to repeat last year where I did the exact same thing I am doing now...I lost 25 pounds and gained every pound and a few extras back! NO! NO!! NO!!!
I know I am not alone in this crazy cycle, and I know I am not alone in wanting to finally burst through the moment, move on to the next phase of health, and know that THIS CAN BE DONE if I just let myself!
PS- I even went for a walk run to get myself started again----yippeee!
This CAN Be DONE!!!!