Monday, June 24, 2013

Motivation Monday- It's Hard

Being healthy is hard. It's time consuming and involves doing a lot of things you don't want to do. I don't want to go to the gym after I worked all day. I don't want to plan my meals for the week when I can just eat a frozen pizza. Basically it's a list of I don't want to's...

When I eat healthy, I have to really plan out my meals. What am I going to eat for breakfast? What am I taking to work for snacks and my lunch? What is easy to cook for dinner after eight and a half hours of work? These are the questions that mess me up.

I have to be sure that my grocery list is made with the intention of me eating well. However, once the spinach and fruit have disappeared, all that is left are the snacks (aka junk) The Husband likes. Suddenly, ordering a pizza or Chinese seems like a great idea. Stopping at Subway during my lunch is easier than trying to make something healthy out of Dorito's and an onion. And since I already messed up my healthy eating, might as well enjoy the weekend and spend my time dipping cheese covered bread into sauce at some delicious, portions way too big restaurant.

This is when I fail. When I don't have immediate access to healthy food or the time to plan out my meals. This is what I need to learn to push past and keep eating well. I can alway feel the change in my body right away. Why do I let little things stop me from continuing? Why do I act as my own enemy and rationalize when I eat things I know will hurt my goals? 

When I decided I wanted to lose weight, I didn't want it to be something that could go away. I didn't want to take a magic pill or only eat grapes and water. I wanted it to be about changing how I eat. Although I feel I have done a great job in changing my eating habits, I still have those moments where I'd rather pick up the phone and order something than go to the grocery store and buy ingredients for a salad.

I just need to be sure I buy enough good stuff for the whole week and keep my goals in front of me. I am running another race this coming Saturday which I'm so excited about. I have a delicious looking recipe I'm excited to try this week that will make breakfast easier. Just take it when one day at a time...


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