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. It’s worked so well 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. Something I totally need to get me through my work day, which is why I tend to do it during my lunch hour.
My other accomplishment is that I’ve been able to lose 10 lbs and make that 10 lb weight loss my new normal. It’s been wonderful. By that I mean that my body has been able to acclimate itself to this new weight and it goes back to it once I start making conscious food decisions again. So if I happen to gain a few pounds here and there, all I have to do is put my mind back to intuitive eating and clean eating. And in less time than before, 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. I’ve learned that beating myself up for not having lost these 10 lbs yet and being more militant in my intuitive eating and clean eating ways will just hold me back. Instead I’m choosing to follow the advice shared by the great Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
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