It's Monday, and that means a Weight Loss Blog Post.
Sometimes weight loss is actually kind of easy. Carrot sticks seem like an awesome option. Working out is a breeze. Cookies are the least of your worries.
More often than not, it's pretty tough. It's hard work to break habits that you've instilled in yourself for years. It's difficult to re-learn an active lifestyle.
Right now I'm remembering how much work it can be.
At a time in the year when it seems like everyone is "being good" on their diet, I'm finding it difficult to continue "being good." It's not that I want to throw in the towel, it's just that I don't want to have to work so hard. It's day in and day out. It's moment by moment. It's every choice I make, and it's exhausting! This is just me having a bit of a come apart because sometimes a girl just has to vent.
(FYI A "come apart" is a fancy term for a hissy fit. I learned it from Cousin Tracie.)
I really have nothing to share that is special or new or revolutionary, so that's why I'm just sharing my honest side. Change is never easy. Anything worth having is worth working for. There are a lot of cliche sayings that I could continue to list, and there is a lot of honesty in many of them.
The real truth is, if I really want this, I have to find the motivation inside me. I have to decide day by day, moment by moment, choice by choice that I want to put forth the effort. I have to break bad habits and learn new ones. I have to re-train my body to crave health. And I have to stay the course step by step.
It'll totally be worth it....actually it already has totally been worth it!