I need to be honest with you about something, I hate when people have weight loss success and I don't. Really, it drives me crazy. I don't think it's entirely a jealousy issue. I think it's a combination of my highly competitive nature and my aggravation at getting to this point (number) on the scale. I just can't seem to get ahead.
I know from past experience and from the advice of my more successful weight loss friends that it's all about a lifestyle change. I'm thinking perhaps this is where I am going astray. I mentioned this before, so I'll spare you the details - I'm an all or nothing kinda gal. So instead of trying to be the poster girl for Fitness Magazine, I think the I should just try to work in a run every day. It's not drastic, but it fits into my lifestyle as busy working mom.
Maybe once I master the run, I can incorporate weights, abs and other total body training. Of course giving up one dish meals isn't an option since it's part of my lifestyle. However, I am learning to use ground turkey instead of beef. I am substituting sour cream with Greek yogurt, using low fat cheese rather than alternative, eating crackers instead of chips, and a whole slew of other small things.
Also, being more realistic about my goals would be beneficial. Instead of the 40lbs I would like to lose, I'll work on being happy with the 20 that should be more doable to lose. I know this is about the gazillionth time I've started a journey, but this time I'm arm with some pre-purchased rewards..
5 lbs: Pedicure
10 lbs: Massage
15 lbs: New Clothes
20 lbs: Weekend With Hubby
I think the biggest lifestyle chaning is accepting that my life has changed....does that make since? I can no longer spend 2 hours at the gym every day. I work full-time, I run a household, I mother a toddler, I serve a husband. I should (and need) to do things for myself, but moderation is the spice of life.
One day I'll be at a point in my life where I can spend to hours at the gym again. Until that happens, I have to do the best I can, changes what I'm able, and accept everything else.