Sigh… I had hoped that I would never have to sit down and write this post. My intentions were so much better than my willpower apparently was.
Two years ago, I set a goal to lose 30 pounds and get myself into better shape. I met the goal and was feeling better than I had in a very long time. However, slowly over the last year or so the combination of my busy schedule and my weakness for sugary foods teamed up to land me right back to where I started.
I am frustrated with myself because I know better. I learned so many tips and tricks the first time that I won this battle that I simply neglected over the last few months.
I know that weight loss is the most common New Year’s Resolution so there is no doubt that I am going to be in good company as I dig my heels in again and establish a new routine of working out and eating better.
I want to do more than achieve short term success like I did last time… I want to make a permanent lifestyle change. I have noticed three tough habits of mine that I am going to be working hard to battle this year:
1. Emotional Eating. Food seems to be the appropriate celebratory method when things are going well for me and the perfect comfort on days when I struggle. Bottom line for me is… my life revolves too much around food.
2. Sugar Addiction. I guess this would be the appropriate place to state; “Hi! My name is Christie, and I am a sugar addict.” I do not say this in a lighthearted way… I am very serious. I often wake up thinking about what sugary breakfast food that I can eat. I have to reprogram my body to crave healthier foods than what I have been letting it run on for so long.
3. Too busy to exercise. I feel like I am running 90 miles an hour from the second that my feet hit the floor in the morning until the moment I crash again at night. It is easy for me to justify away the fact that I do not have time to spare to workout during the day and by the evening I am just too exhausted. I know that in order for me to function the best that my body can… this is not a justification that I can justify anymore.
Why am I sharing this all with you? Well, I figure that there is not greater form of accountability than sharing with all of you my intentions to live healthier. I know that I am not alone in this struggle so I hope that my resolve to change my lifestyle habits will inspire someone else to take a second look at theirs. I am not trying to squeeze myself into a mold or obsess about my weight… just be healthier and feel better.
I will be sharing updates on my battle both here on my blog and on Facebook… so if you want to follow my struggle I would love to have you.
The lesson that I have learned from having to restart this battle is that you don’t have to wait until January 1st to start laying a foundation for a fresh start… you start the moment that you see a need for change. Don’t put off until tomorrow that which you can do today– not too mention if I waited until January I would have another 10 pounds of fudge and cookies to work off!