I’m always in search of an easier way to adapt to a healthier lifestyle. Here’s the thing: there isn’t an easy way. If you’re like me, you’d really rather sit on the computer all day eating jelly donuts instead of eat a salad. While I’m sure there is probably a jelly donut diet out there, we all know that’s not going to work long term. (Although for a short term diet, it sounds pretty good).
I’m continuing in my quest to find a healthier way to live and I’m finding it take willpower. A lot of willpower which can only come from respect for your body. I’m trying to rediscover that and hopefully fit into some cool dresses for BlogHer.
Here’s the thing. If you have a normal body image, which I think I mostly do, than you are your own best judge when it comes to your body. I’m a relatively petite thing. I have small bones and I’m only 5’3″ (on a good day). If you’re small like me, then you already understand what I’m about to say. If you’re larger, you need to hear this.
Let’s say I weigh 100 pounds (I don’t or else I’d be jumping up and down and eating a donut). If I gain 10 pounds, I feel horrific. If you weigh 180 pounds and gain 10 pounds, you might feel like you’ve put on some weight but it’s not the same thing. Going from 100 to 110 is increasing your body weight by ten percent. THAT’S 10%!!
SO all of that aside, I’ve gained weight. Mostly because I haven’t cared that much. I care how I look. I just haven’t cared enough to exercise self-control. All of my clothes are tight, even my fat clothes. I have an embarrassing muffin top. My rear, well, let;s just say I’m glad it’s in the rear. But the biggest catalyst for me…
I’ve been getting out of breath pretty easily.
So with BlogHer coming up and everyone saying that it’s not about what you wear and how you look, let’s be real. We’re women. We want to look good. And more importantly, I want to feel good. So I’ve spent the last week on My Fitness Pal eating right, counting calories, and even throwing in some exercise. I’ve cut out wine mostly and pretty much and sweets and snacking. I’m not telling myself what I CAN’T eat. I’m just trying to make healthier choices.
I’m down 3 pounds. I still can’t fit into the dress I really want to wear but I feel like maybe, just maybe, I might be on the right track for once.