Good Beautiful Monday!
Well it’s been about 6 weeks of steady rain and although it may not be beautiful, bright and sunny, it is still a beautiful day! It’s been 2 weeks since my last post about my weight loss journey, and let me tell you it’s been a roller coaster. The first few days started off strong and quickly fizzled away as it usually does, and you know what?! It’s okay because even though I ‘fell off’ or had a rough day with the exercise and eating healthy, it’s best just to pick yourself up and keep on going. So no! It doesn’t have to be a Monday. Many times in the past I’ve said, “It’s Friday and I’ve slipped up. Looks like I have the weekend to do whatever I want before Monday comes again, yes I’ll start again Monday.” For example this past weekend we had my step daughters dance recital. This means that from Friday after I got out of work until 11:30 pm and then again on Saturday from 10am-1130pm we lived and breathed dance! This makes no time for regular routine eating or hydrating. In between both recitals on Saturday we had an hour to go home and grab a quick dinner that turned into scarfing down Chinese and rushing back to get the girls hair, makeup and outfits back on. Through all of this I could have beaten myself up and said well I messed up, I have until Monday again. No I wasn’t proud of my food choices, but decided in order to be healthy I needed to ‘treat’ myself and know it’s okay. So, on Sunday my fiancé, my step son Nick and I got right out of bed and went for a 2 mile walk/hike. How great did we all feel when we got back after that walk!? It was more than just being proud of ourselves for having the motivation to do the walk, but also we were able to enjoy the quiet peace of a beautiful country morning. Not only was it good for the body it was good for the mind and soul. It’s hard to realize sometimes after a long day of work how tired we can be and how exercise seems like such a task, but once you look at the big picture and how all encompassing exercise, no matter how big or small, can benefit us entirely! You’re probably asking if I’ve weighed myself and the answer is no. I will eventually weigh myself, but I know how my clothes fit and how I feel and the amount of energy I have. Though my journey of weight loss and Chiropractic as a patient and as a Dr., I’ve learned my body like never before. Knowing your body and what it’s capable of and what it can handle is key. As you get to know yourself better, you’ll be better and healthier no matter what!
Here’s to continuing the journey and always being positive about the future! There’s no need to say ‘we’ll do better’ because we ARE better. As long as you’re trying and doing your very best, be proud.
Yours in Health,