Sticking to it
Monday, February 25, 2019
I found myself disappointed when I stepped on the scale this morning. It's not "Weigh-In Wednesday" for me, so I don't know why I did it other than I was hoping it would have dropped. It did not. I know I shouldn't pay any attention to it because I know the game the scale can play from day to day. I also know I shouldn't give it that power over me to change my outlook of my day. I know these things but it's hard not to let them creep into my mind.
I felt disappointed at first. Frustrated a little even though I know I could have been more committed to my goal over the last week. I am frustrated because my husband drops weight so easily and I struggle with every half pound. Being 50 years old, in menopause with hashimotos has made my metabolism much different than it used to be. I have to learn to work with my body and not be so frustrated. So, I'm sticking to it. I'm going to do this no matter how slow the progress or results. It's about getting there, not when I get there... just getting there.
I decided to try to add some short yoga routines to my morning - just 10 to 20 minute routines that can help me to meet my daily exercise goal without making me feel like I've got too much on my plate. (That's an issue for me - I often will overwhelm myself and shut down.) I checked out the SP videos for yoga and I have to say as much as I love SP, I was not impressed by the selection. I did find a Yogi on YouTube that seems to have an easy to follow format and I am going to give her selection a try. If my husband and I make it to the gym after work (we always say we are and then we don't go...) then I will walk the treadmill or do a strength workout depending on the day and how I'm feeling.
Part of me wants me to push myself harder, to be more vigilant but then there is a part of me who knows how that sort of pressure works out in the end for me. I quit. So, I'm trying to find that balance in the middle-ish area. I have to remind myself slow and steady... small changes, small goals, build momentum... just stick to it. So today that's my mantra...