As I knew would happen, I’m starting to lose a little steam. My blog posts are becoming more infrequent and I’m not exercising as often. Granted I have very valid excuses for such activity, but once I start letting things lapse, even if it’s not by choice, it’s always the start of a downhill spiral into giving up entirely. This time I’m trying my hardest not to let that happen and it is extremely hard. It took great effort to get myself to start writing this today. I can feel my motivation and energy slipping away already and I need to keep pushing myself to stick with this. I have to be in this for the long haul and there’s a big part of me that’s determined to make this time stick.
For those that have not been following, a few weeks ago, I started a new weight loss journey and am using this blog to keep my journal as well as keep me on track and honest. You can follow my story and read the previous posts here: My Journey to a Healthier Me
I slipped a little this weekend with my dieting, but I did keep it to a minimum, which is still a win for me. We were at a friend’s for dinner Friday night and I overate a little (including a bit too much bread). In addition, another guest had made these amazing looking cupcakes with lavender. I absolutely had to try them and cut myself a quarter piece of one cupcake. A month ago, I would have eaten so much more during that meal (like the chicken schnitzel I avoided in addition to the chicken I ate) and for sure eaten an entire cupcake plus some of the fruit that was out. I was much better the rest of the weekend, and still keeping to it today, though my emotions are starting to nag at me to cheat some more, but I am not letting them win.
I’m hoping today is the tail end of this migraine attack (yes it lasted for almost two weeks and hit quite the climax yesterday nearly immobilizing me) so I can get back to exercising tomorrow. I was still feeling quite awful when I woke up this morning so ignored my alarm and slept in a little further. I did manage to get in another day last Wednesday before the migraine took me down again.
I’m getting better at touching the floor (even if I have to bend my knees a bit)!
One thought on “Journey to a Healthier Me – Days 16-20 – Trying to Stay Motivated”
You are doing great. Think you could have done what you did Sunday 3 weeks ago? We kept up with a 3 year old for most of the day. We are both getting there. The journey is not a day or two, it is the rest of our lives.