I was remiss on posting a Motivated Monday post last week, things have been difficult for me lately in regards to pain and my health but here I am back at it. I haven’t been paying much attention to my healthy eating and can feel the difference….I feel awful. I’m convinced I’ve put on weight and of course I’m avoiding the horror which would come if I step on that scale.
I’m not going to step up on the scale yet, I’m simply going back to it, concentrating on making healthy choices and controlling the things in my life which I am able to.
This week I am going back to the 17 Day Diet, this means that I’ll be eating lots of chicken, turkey, egg whites and veggies. Basically it’s a 17 day cleanse and oh my body needs it!!
Funny how the weight loss does matter but ultimately it’s about feeling better, just knowing that I’m nourishing my body well and giving it what it needs provides peace of mind I’ve been missing the last while.
Falling off the wagon as I have has caused me to feel shameful, old feelings of defeat and loss crept upon me and I found I reached for even more unhealthy foods. This my friends is a horrible circle to be caught up in, one that I refuse to give into.
I have the power to change it all, by being mindful and aware I’ve caught myself again….AGAIN.
The key is that I cannot spend time bashing myself, I’ve left that in yesterday and today is a new day. Today I am off to the grocery store to stock up on the goodies I need and feel much more connected within myself.
As I look in the mirror, I see my stretch marks, the extra padding, the looser-than-I-realized skin….I see myself and I embrace my reflection as I am today.
Because I’m FABULOUS!!!!
So how about you my friends? Have you ever felt this way, become desolate and just given up….or perhaps turned the page as I’m determined to and ventured on to succeed??