Since the beginning of last year, my weight loss journey stayed in neutral for a little while and then went into reverse. I allowed other priorities to take over and once again pushed my health aside.
After almost a year and a half of bad choices and a gain of twenty-ish pounds, I am now ready to start again.
It's funny because even though food choices have always been a struggle for me, exercise had become my therapy. I LOVED to exercise. I would plan my schedule around exercise. But, exercise was becoming my idol. There were other areas of my life that I neglected. I know there's always going to be certain areas that are neglected, but in my case it was really an unhealthy situation. My obsession was affecting me as a parent and it was standing in the way of other goals.
The problem is, exercise was not my problem. Being healthy is a combination of exercise and healthy eating. I've heard the saying so many times, "you can't out train a bad diet." That is so true. So, me being me and having the personality that I have, I just kind of quit. I would exercise periodically. I would eat healthy every now and then. And sure enough, the weight began to creep back on.
So, I'm back at it again. I'm working on finding the balance between what needs to be done as a mother, part-time business owner, and full-time employee. I started back about two weeks ago and I've lost almost three pounds. It's a start. That's why it's called a journey. There will be good times and bad, there will be times when I lose my way. And, there will be times for celebration. This journey has definitely helped me to grow as a person and I know will continue to do help me grow far beyond the time I reach my destination.
Total loss since beginning my weight loss journey: 13 lbs.