I last blogged on April 6. I think that was the start of my downward spiral.
I had good reason though – I talked to my Dad for the last time shortly after that – he passed away 3 days later.
I think about all the ‘excuses’ we give ourselves to skip the workout, eat the Big Mac or over indulge in alcohol.
Its my birthday.
My dad passed away.
My kids are sick.
I’m running late (again).
The reality is … that’s life. Life happens. Life goes on. Life doesn’t stop so I can get fit. It doesn’t stop while I’m trying to win a weight loss contest. It keeps going. And going. And going.
And that’s the problem with fad diets or time-specific weight loss programs… they’re bound to fail because life happens and they are NOT sustainable.
My dad passed away. I spent a week laying on my couch, being sad. I stopped eating healthy, I didn’t go to the gym or to derby. Then Easter happened. Next is my hubby’s birthday, Mother’s Day, my son’s birthday, Father’s Day, my brother’s birthday, my other son’s birthday, the family camping trip, my anniversary, Labor Day weekend, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, my birthday, Valentines Day, and then … crap, we’re back at Easter. Life doesn’t stop.
So now I’m regrouping.
I’ve been to the gym 4 days this week. I am aware of my eating, but haven’t been tracking it. I’ll go back to using Loseit.com – I found that to be an extremely helpful tool – and make better choices.
Its about making lifestyle changes. Making choices on a daily basis that SUPPORT weight loss and a healthy lifestyle, instead of making excuses why I needed to eat those last 2 pumpkin tarts with Bailey’s whipped cream on top…. (zomg those were good)
Welcome to life. It happens.