One of the hard parts about writing like this is that you
have to admit when you're struggling...
I've gotten a little off track the past few weeks. I have a million excuses as to why (marriage, kids, dogs, friends, work, life, commitments, laziness....) but in reality none of them really matter. These things will always be there in some way, and unless I find a way to work around them my weight problem will always be with me, too.
I've spent hours justifying to myself that donut that I ate at Carter Mountain today - the class I missed last week for a work meeting - and the extra cocktail (or two) I had during the UVA game... What it comes down to, however is that if I truly want to change I have to keep my priorities straight - with with my health coming first. I lost track of that a few years back and look where that got me.
I've even found myself thinking "Well, I've only gained back a few pounds..." Only a few pounds??? It took me weeks to lose those pounds! Plus, it's SO much more than that. I have no energy, I'm not sleeping well, and I feel all around crappier than I have in months. How in the world did I Iet this happen? It's pretty easy, actually, which is why I need to stop myself RIGHT NOW.
So, I'm vowing today to get back on track. I promise to:
- Not miss any more classes with Hyam this program
- Start logging my food intake on a regular basis
- Limit alcohol consumption
- Make my health and fitness a top priority in my life, and
- Get off this plateau and back on track!
It feels good just to say it -
imagine how great it will be when I do it!