Last week I skipped McFatty in lieu of doing For the Love…Of Blogging.
No more skipping. I’m back to laying it out there for you all.
This week I weighed in at 196.5–two pounds lighter than two weeks ago! Yay!
I’m still struggling with this journey, to be honest with you.
Last week in my therapy session, I admitted that I knew I would feel better–healthier–if I could find time to exercise. I miss going to the gym.
Before I got pregnant with Eddie in 2008, I was going to the gym regularly and eating much healthier meals. I was losing weight and feeling really good about myself.
While pregnant with Eddie, I continued to work out and eat great.
Since starting this weight battle again, my eating habits have improved. A typical day for me looks like this:
Breakfast: cereal with 2% milk and coffee
Lunch: a fruit, a cheese stick, a fiber one bar, water, and some sort of healthy meal (usually leftovers from dinner).
Afternoon: a diet coke or coffee
Dinner: a protein, a small portion of carbs, and a veggie (sometimes fruit too), and water
I have stopped eating snacks in the evening opting for more water. I have also been being better about taking my multivitamin, my calcium, and my vitamin D sup.
But I can’t find time to move my booty.
So I asked my therapist if she thought I should give up the hour I spend blogging and writing each evening after Eddie goes to bed, and instead spend it on the treadmill.
She told me, “absolutely not.”
Her reasoning is that being here, on the blog, is the way I verbalize…it’s the way I work through my thoughts when I am not in her office.
It’s important to my MENTAL health.
We agreed that until my schedule allows me to do both blogging and exercising, blogging needs to be a priority–especially since I am eating and sleeping better (which is obviously having a positive effect already).
That doesn’t mean that I won’t still be looking for room in my schedule to occasionally walk or run or do yoga, but I am not allowed to stress out about not doing it.
As long as I am making good choices, the rest will follow. Exercise will come when my schedule opens up.
You all can hold me to that.