A beginning .....again
Sunday, June 13, 2010
I get so discouraged, because I feel like I keep starting this over and over again. I eat well for a time, and I exercise, and then I fall into a period of life where stress and daily responsibilities really bog me down. I find myself stress eating, and not writing things down, and before I know it, I'm back into my old routine. Back to eating comfort foods, back to not exercising. I enjoy eating a healthy diet, and I feel so good when I routinely exercise.
But just like people who struggle with trying to quit smoking, I find myself slipping back into my old habits. I want that to change.
I'm going to have some compassion on myself - and not beat myself up about this. Instead, I'm simply going to begin. I'm going to breathe, and get up tomorrow and walk. I'm going to eat a healthy breakfast, and enjoy the day. Food is something we enjoy every day, and I'm going to enjoy the food I eat. What I eat is not a punishment - it's not a denial of all things good. I'm going to bless myself tomorrow, and then get up and do it again the next day.