I get discouraged easily. I try not to do that. It is a huge undertaking to push yourself all the time. To motivate yourself enough to run (exercise) daily, to not overeat, and to eat healthy. And once in awhile, this girl gets a little slack happy! I don't always want to run! I enjoy it but it takes a lot mentally to get me started. That first step is the hardest! LOL!! There are days where I would just as soon skip my run. There are days where I just want to snack on everything. It doesn't matter if I am hungry or not. And there are days where I skip meals because I am busy or because it will save money.
It's a constant battle. Some people are born lucky enough to not gain at all. They have wonderful metabolism's. Some people don't even have to move a step and lose it. I'm just one of the few who breathe and I gain weight from air! LOL! It's in my genes! But I have the ability to change it but I also have the ability to cut myself some slack too!
For the first year since I started this journey, I cut myself some slack and enjoyed eating Thanksgiving dinner. I will do the same on Christmas. I didn't the first year. I was so centered on losing that I didn't enjoy the reason for the day. I'm finding out that you can cut yourself some slack. Holidays are the hardest time to lose weight. There are so many goodies being thrown at you, so many yummy dishes that you normally don't eat, thrown at you. It's a matter of choices, a matter of how "hard ass" you want to be on yourself. I personally would rather eat that day, enjoy the time spent with loved ones. I can work harder the next day. I would much rather make memories than to be a stick in the mud because I didn't get to partake in anything for fear that I will gain.
I know that this will take me a long time. It didn't happen overnight and I'm glad that I see that now. I will get to goal as long as I keep trying, keep running, keep at it. When I get discouraged, I just need to take a step back and realize that as long as I am doing my best and that I'm enjoying a little bit of this journey then who cares how long it takes? There is the saying good things come to those who wait and I believe that! I have enough determination, perseverance and I can't believe I am saying this...PATIENCE, to make this happen!
I am human...I'm glad that I see that now!