I have been blogging now for about two months. If you have followed the thread at all, you have noticed I have been all over the place. One day ready to train for a marathon, the next week lamenting the fact that I am already weary of the effort of eating right.
I read a great post today that helped me see that I am not alone:
REAL FAT: Waiting for the Upswing
I am finding my way one day at time. I am all over the place for sure, because even though I want to attack this new lifestyle with a vengeance I have other changes in my life that require more attention right now. Things that pay the bills, like the new job. Things that are immediate, like spending quality time with my children. Things that are part of life's reality, like getting sick and having to work my way back.
But what this young woman wrote in her blog is so similar to how I feel. I know in the downswing, that the upswing is coming. I am learning in the upswing to guard myself from the downswing that is inevitable. I am no longer filling my life with mindless eating of chips and salsa. I am going to bed earlier. I am cooking greens and brown rice even now as I write (my effort to ERF - eat real food!) I am finding many ways to eat better, to exercise, to be healthy and happy.
This is why I do it - blogging I mean. It keeps me learning, it keeps me accountable, it helps me help others by reading and commenting on their posts. I give and I take. I hope I give in proportion to what I take, that would be amazing, but even if I am not succeeding at that, I am trying.
Thankful to day to be where I am. Balanced and ready to keep improving, a day at a time.
That's all, Thanks Ya'll!