Best Advice I've Read in a Long Time
Monday, January 30, 2017
Acknowledge the Stress Connection
"Stress causes many women to lose motivation", says Lisa Hocking, registered holistic nutritionist. If you're working all day, then rushing home to take the kids to soccer practice while also trying to maintain some sort of relationship with your partner, you're likely pushing your own goals and needs aside. It's hard to lose weight when you're busy taking care of everybody else, and you might not realize how stressful your life really is because it just seems normal to you.
Calling your best friend to vent about the day or sitting down with a cup of tea and a good book will help give you the mental and physical energy you need to keep eating right and exercising. "Self-care is important if you want to stay motivated", says Hocking.
This is from a Spark article titled: "6 Essential Pieces of Weight-Loss Advice for the Halfway Mark"
I have been struggling to even maintain, let alone achieve new goals. And feeling like a failure. Wondering why I don't even have time to think about meals, walking, concentrating on my goals.
But, these paragraphs helped me put it in perspective. I work full time as a private piano teacher, I do all of the bookkeeping that requires for both my husband and myself who is also a piano teacher and a composer. I care of my Dad and his many doctor appointments. I take care of the house, cooking, laundry....we all know that list so I will stop there. I also spend time each week with grandchildren.
I don't use these things to excuse myself from making progress. But they do let me stop being so down on myself. That's what I needed.