Sunday, April 06, 2014

Slim & Sassy Sunday - The Real Truth

Hello Slim & Sassy followers. I haven't updated about where I am on my weight loss journey for a while because I haven't had anything to update. Honestly it seems like no matter what I eat I remain about the same weight. Perhaps this is my body's way of telling me it's happy at this weight and changing it up or down is going to take a serious effort on my part.

I guess I should consider myself lucky that I haven't gained any more weight but it is a little annoying to see that it would take some serious work on my part if I ever want to get to the weight I think I should be at. Now, don't get me wrong, I get it. Weight loss, for most people, isn't easy. If I had a nanny and a house keeper and all I did was go to work and work out then maybe I too would have shed the baby weight super fast. Since that's not my reality it really does take a higher level of dedication than I've been willing to spend to lose weight.

I honestly think my problem is conflicting priorities. I have other projects I'm working on and things that are date driven that end up taking prescience most days. It's easy to put off going for a walk after work when you have to make dinner for tonight and work on a project that's due in a matter of days/weeks/months.

Really you could look at all this as excuses but to me real change happens when you decide to make something a priority. Right now, losing weight apparently isn't as high a priority as I was hoping to make it. Overall though I am not sad about that. I am going to still squeeze in exercise when I can and try to eat better. I am also always on the lookout for fun ways to work out like trying a Zumba class or going to yoga with friends. For me, I'm at the point in my life where working out should be fun, not a chore. I don't have hours to dedicate to the gym each week because if I did I guarantee I would be down to my pre-baby weight with no problem. I actually LOVE going to the gym and working out but in my world spending what little time I have at home with Russell is more important than six-pack abs.

Please don't feel like I'm judging people who do work out to the point they can have six-pack abs. Some people's genetics let them lose weight and build muscle easily and for some people working out is how they find balance and health in their life. Seriously if our days had 48 hours in them or if I didn't need to sleep I would totally work out more. Alas, my current reality has me choosing to spend my hours in different ways and that's ok. I think it's good to be honest with ourselves and not try and kill ourselves over an image ideal. Be happy with where you're at and if you can't be happy with that then figure out how to make change a priority.

Slim & Sassy Sunday may change scope a little in the coming weeks so stay tuned to see what happens.

Do you feel there is something you're missing in your life to find balance and peace? Are there topics you've always wanted to learn more about but just haven't had the time to explore them? Is there something new you'd like to see on the blog within the realm of health and wellness, cooking, or crafts?

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