I've said it before and I will say it again... I am in a workout/healthy eating slump.
Ever since school started back up, I've been super busy with work. With moving into a home, I've been having my mind on that too. Whenever I get home, I just want to crash... and eat. At work, I eat when I'm not teaching. I haven't been active. I've been lazy and pooped when I get home. But I have to say, I am done with these excuses.
Instead of these excuses, I could be taking 30 minutes out of my day and going for a walk. Let me tell you, I started walking Lily this week and I'm pretty sure the last time I went for a walk was over the summer. Yikes! But, I have to admit that I feel better already and I've only been walking for a mile these past three days.
That's just it though, I have to get back in the hang of it all slowly! If you go full throttle, then it usually backfires and makes you ten times more tired and ready to give up.
As for healthy eating, I hate to admit it, but I have been eating like crap. Not exactly tons of fried foods (still guilty though), but I've been devouring sweets. It's pretty disgusting actually. Just imagine a dog feasting on scraps. Yeah, that bad.
Ironically, tonight Justin walked in and said, "I think I'm going to give up sweets and only eat them on a holiday or special occasions." I thought to myself, do Fridays count as special occasions? But really, I told him I thought that was a great idea and I'm going to do the same!
It's so bad, I know how horrible some of the foods are that I have been eating, but why do I continue to eat them? I feel like total poop and my face breaks out like a mad house.
I've come to the realization that my mind speaks over my stomach 80% of the time.
Nobody is perfect though, and it's definitely okay to indulge every now and then, but my now and then's are becoming daily.
So it's time to get back at it.
I am writing this to prove that I can do it! Not because I want to look good, but because I want to feel good again. I want to have that energy and positivity back!
I will continue to walk Lily after work each day. I know she enjoys it too.
I will start drinking half of my body weight in ounces of water again. Time to flush the evils out. Water cures everything.
I will not have sweets... except on holidays and special occasions.
Boom. Easier said than done, but nothing is impossible. :) I know how good being healthy feels. I just need to stop acting and start doing!
I know this post was pretty much just me spilling my feelings, but maybe some of you are in the same rut. I promise you can do it! We can do it! And I promise you will thank yourself later. Start now. Not tomorrow. But don't beat yourself up over it, take it slow.
If you have any questions/comments, don't ever hesitate to contact me! Hope you all have a wonderful rest of your night.