I am not perfect by any means nor do I assume anyone thinks I am. Committing to a healthy lifestyle does not come natural to me and I have had to put every ounce of sheer determination to get to where I am today. For the majority of my life I have consumed a typical american fast food diet and at times it creeps back into my life.
During Christmas I allowed myself time to relax and enjoy in all the splendor that comes with the holiday’s. There is nothing I enjoy more than celebrating and eating during Christmas. Unfortunately giving in to my indulgences too many times these past few weeks has set me on a track of making poor food decisions. I have spent the last 3 weeks struggling to make healthy food choices and opting for the rich flavored convenience foods. Thankfully I have kept up my rigorous workout routine which has allowed me to maintain my body weight but I am not satisfied with just an outer healthier appearance. I realize that the shell of my body is a mere reflection of what’s going on inside. My current exterior is only due to the dedication I have put in the past 6 months. If I continue giving into my old habits all this hard work will be in vain. In the past 3 weeks I have experienced all my past symptoms of over eating. Bloating, gas, sluggish and poor digestion. I have even struggled more emotionally with mood swings, the blues, lack of motivation and desire for productivity.
Today I recommit myself to this challenge I initially set out to be healthier. To stay on track and attain the goals I set out for. I choose quality of life over cravings that only last a short moment and leave me unsatisfied. I know the power that food has over our health. If we keep our guts healthy and functioning we achieve overall optimal health.
My initial challenge was to reach a 60 lb weight loss. I have lost 40 with 20 to go. Charlie and I celebrate our 10 year wedding anniversary this year in May. We are planning to dress up in wedding attire and have a dear friend photograph us in this new season of our marriage. I am realistic to the time frame before me and will strive to get as close to my goal that is healthy and attainable! I want to change the habit of eating fake food for good. I know that I will fail again but I want to continue practicing getting back up from defeat. Thank you for all the encouragement and kind words I have received from my readers! I am living proof that anyone can do this!