S I G H . . . The struggle is real. Every day it is a fight. It is my personal fight or struggle to erase obesity. I have learned some wonderful eating habits over the past few months. Good ole clean eating with extreme limitations such as no processed foods, 25 grams of sugar, and 1500 milligrams of sodium per day. Lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, but most importantly, lots of water. But what happens when you go astray? Sugar is like a drug. I know that well now. Eat 1 cookie and you crave 2. Eat 2 cookies and crave 3. I have been struggling to stay on track. But there have been so many social events since Thanksgiving that my weight loss has fluctuated. Thankfully, I have been able to maintain within 5 pounds of my lowest weight, but I have 45 to lose and I WANT CAKE!
The past few weeks have brought about a few stressful personal situations and a 2 week sickness which took me off track. I was unable to work out for almost 2 weeks straight. Do you know how hard it is to get back into the swing of things with a high intensity workout when you haven’t been there in 2 weeks? My first workout after my illness made that two weeks feel like two months. It is a struggle to get to the end of my workout. I am struggling to get in my full water intake. I am struggling the “want” to work out. My memory is shot. Every morning I intend to put on my Fitbit … and then forget. I don’t remember until I am too far away to turn back. Maybe I need to set an alarm to remind me to put it on! And I refuse to mention the nasty weather over the past few weeks.
Pray for me to get back on focus. I have set some expectations for myself during Lent. I cannot fail. I just want to remember that exercise is fun. Thankfully my trainer always finds a way to make class fun. In February we celebrated the 27th Anniversary of Body by Denise. Denise Warren has been serving my community for nearly three decades and I am lucky to have her close to me.
Check out this page I made from one of the celebrations. We celebrated nearly every day. The theme: Mardi Gras! Can you imagine what it was like to work out in those masks?
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