Yes, like everyone else in America I set out to start off my year on a getting fit, getting healthy journey. If you follow along, you know that’s been my goal since I started this blog. And while at times I tend to be hard on myself for not automatically being able to get back to the weight I was 10 yrs ago, when I allow myself to really look at what I’ve accomplished, I’m happy with my getting healthy journey.
My first major accomplishment is that I’ve found a way to entrench exercise into my everyday life, so much so that when I don’t exercise, I miss it. Not because I associate it with anything to do with my weight, but because my body loves the way it feels after. It feels less stressed and more filled with energy and positivity.
My other accomplishment is that I’ve been able to lose 10 lbs and make that 10 lb weight loss my new normal, which has been wonderful. By that I mean that my body has been able to acclamate itself to this new weight and although I may gain some pounds due to life celebrations, the holidays, etc. When I put my mind back to intuitive eating and clean eating, I’m able to get back to my new normal weight, which is 10 lbs lighter than when I started my journey. Not bad.
So as I begin this year trying to bring down my weight yet another 10 lbs, I’m allowing myself to see how far I’ve come and celebrate it, vs. beating myself up for not having lost these 10 lbs yet. So instead of trying to be more militant in my intuitive eating and clean eating ways, I’ve decided to follow the advice shared by the great Dr. Wayne W. Dyer.