Getting healthy by working out and eating right sounds so simple until it’s time to start. As a mother of four always on the go I always seem to find myself going off course in one area. Either I’m eating right, but missing a workout or eating something I’m not supposed to but working out. Right now it seems like a never ending battle. I’m dreading thinking about the spring when football season starts for my little man and that adds even more to my schedule.
I get to the point that I ask myself why bother. It just seems like the universe and time is against me. I’m starting to feel stuck, like there is no way for me to accomplish my goals. It’s like all my current circumstances are saying STAY FAT GIRL buy clothes your size, and invest in some spanxs. Honestly sometimes I just want to cry, because I’m trying so hard, but nothing is going my way.
Even those around me are not really supportive. No one is really on the road to a healthy lifestyle so no one is really all that encouraging. I hear more encouragement to cheat rather than stay the course. I hear more of how I made a poor choice with the Keto diet than encouragement. Soon as I explain the Keto lifestyle to someone, they love to tell me how it’s not a realistic way of eating or the science is not going to work. Mind you they are telling me how wrong I am without even doing any research themselves. You would think people would be more encouraging and motivating………WRONG!!! Well I can honestly say my BFF (brother from another mother) keeps me encouraged in his own way. Outside of him no one really ask me how I am doing or offers constructive criticism.
GUESS WHAT!!!! Anything worth having is worth fighting for. So right now I can honestly say I’m fight to be fit. I now realize that I need help with my nutrition choices for the Keto deit. I have reached out to a nutritionist who will help me build a meal plan around my lifestyle and budget. I have to be my own cheering section. I have to celebrate my small victories. Right now I have two that come to mind 1) I take the stairs more at work, and do not feel like death when I get to the top lol. 2) I am doing a 18:45 min mile on the treadmill, versus when I first start doing 20+ mins.
I have decided to get out of my feeling and become MY OWN cheering section. At the end of the day I am not doing this for anyone else but myself. The only validation I need to seek is my own. As long as I push myself harder than the day before I’ll take it. With that I can honestly say I have lose this discouraging sprit I have. Right now its my will power against the universe, and I’m ready to go the distance now. I needed this little time to vent and give myself a pep talk. I was advised to start talking to myself and I feel like writing this particular post was the kick in the but I needed to give myself. I feel so much better now.