I’m sure I’m not the only one nodding their head when I say it is tough to get back into your healthy routine after being sick and having a lot of stress going on. Where’s the motivation? Here is my testimony on motivation: It always comes back, you just have to be patient through the times that it’s not there.
Yesterday it wasn’t there. We put an offer on a house, and the stress of it made me fidgety. I kind of walked around the house like I didn’t know what to do with myself, and then ended up organizing all of my misc. 3 ring binders, sheet protectors, and tab dividers (I know I have mentioned before how much I LOVE office supplies).
So why didn’t I just go to the gym you ask? I was lethargic from all of the horrible foods I was eating to get myself “feeling better”. I wasn’t looking forward to having a sluggish workout that would be challenging at an easier level.
This week I need to focus on getting the checks and balances back where my body needs to be. Dairy has been clear and present these last few days and my body is mad at me!
The thing is, I know that my life is going to get hectic this next couple of months so I really need to be on my game. I need to keep up the momentum I have going. I have had such a wonderful beginning to 2012, and I only want it to continue. I am happy with the change of lifestyle that my diet has brought on, and it keeps me motivated to know that if I eat good I can sustain that level of energy I feel every morning when I jump out of bed.
I am blessed in the fact that the gym is not a hard thing for me to do everyday. As a stay at home mom I have the time to go to the gym without a whole lot of distraction. The area that is hard for me is eating. I especially have a hard time when my life gets crazy and stressful. I kind of shut down, and have no desire to cook healthy and opt for the convenience of fast food.
I will say that since the beginning of the year I have had my eyes opened, and I find it hard to justify convenient foods anymore. They really aren’t convenient. I have decided that journaling is more important than ever in these hectic times. I’m taking a page out of Aimee and Marion’s book and making my food journaling public.
I’ll make sure to keep these post’s interesting and they won’t be everyday, just 2-3 posts a week including a What I ate Wednesday post. Today I am notivated, but who knows what tomorrow will bring. I am arming myself with the tools to get through the un-motivated times, and with that comes success!