If you’ve been following the blog, you’ve read that last few months have been super stressful for me and my family. And just like a lot of folks out there, when faced with prolonged stress, I’ve put on some weight. Kinda a lot of weight for someone my size in that short amount of time. I was posting/chatting with some gals in my coach’s Facebook accountability groups about what’s been going on with my diet. I said to them,
“I’ve been full of excuses why I ‘deserve’ those extra chips, crackers, extra beer, glass of wine, etc. now I feel like poo bc my clothes don’t fit.”
Last night and this morning I really started thinking about my words. I don’t “deserve” all that junk food. Those foods I was indulging on really weren’t a treat. My life is already stressful enough, I don’t ‘deserve’ to feel bad about myself on top of all that? Do I? What is this toxic relationship I’ve had with food since my teen years?
The reality is I do deserve certain foods. But I deserve the healthy stuff. I’m an educated adult. I read about health and nutrition. I care about my health, my body, and setting a good example for my son. I deserve beautiful fresh greens (I love greens!), not processed cheese food product!
This week I’m getting myself back in gear. I cannot let the heartache of the past couple months ruin my hard work and impact my health (physical and mental). I’m working on meal planning strategies for our busy life. I’ve started a new 8 week round of 22 Minute Hard Corps. I’m also doing a 150 mile running challenge over the next 90 days that is a fundraiser for the American Kidney Fund. And the third challenge is to to really change my food mentality. Want to join me???