Can't think of a post title today - my brain is mushy from the heat outside and the lack of sleep from a fussy baby last night.
Well, I'm still not moving forward on the weight loss front, though my attitude is still positive. My problem is the emotional eating, and I'm having trouble stopping. Over the past few months, I've undertaken several attempts to get back into shape - meal planning, stroller walking, personal training, etc. These are all positive things, and I'm glad that I've done them.
For some reason though, I'm finding the weight loss mountain a bit high to climb right now, and I'm still striving for "the perfect day". You know, where I follow the eating plan, get in my workout, be an awesome mom, an attentive wife, and even find time for myself? Every single day? Over and over again? And when one of these things fails to happen, I surrender myself.
Well, I'm starting to step back and realize that having a day like that is almost NEVER going to happen. And if that's what I'm waiting for in order to lose this weight, well, I'm always going to be overweight.
I guess part of my struggle is being a "perfectionist" in my other life, and holding myself to the same standards. I'm starting to realize that's not going to happen.
So, it's going to be incredibly hard and slow, but I've got to start cutting myself some slack. I'm going to commit to one thing each week. One thing only. If everything else goes out the window, that's okay - because I'll be better off than I was the previous week, right? And then I'm going to stick to that ONE thing all week. And build from there. It feels a lot more doable right now, and I'll actually feel like I'm moving forward if I can achieve this.
I'm starting with exercise, because I'm finding the eating to be so challenging right now. Hopefully the eating will start to follow.
My commitment for the rest of the week: Exercise 4 times. Either at the gym, going for a long walk, swim, etc. Nothing else.
I've already walked 5K today, so I'm already progressing!
((Funny - I just added a bunch of things to my commitment for the week before deleting them - water intake, weight training sessions, etc. Ha ha - it's VERY hard not to reach for the stars right now...but soon, I will)).