While gasping for air during my sixty minute Zumba workout Tuesday evening, I realized I had been having an “on again, off again,” relationship with my health. Eating and exercise seems to be daunting task; in my opinion.
I sabotage my progress by “treating” myself to a guilt free weekend of Nation’s Hamburgers, French fries and wine for the hard work I accomplished during the week. Then…Monday morning arrive like clockwork and my conscious ushers me quickly to the scale to witness the damage I have done to myself.
Yep! The five days of eating leafy green vegetables, salmon, chicken and drinking water was all aborted. The eight mile walks with my husband and daily Taebo with Billy Blanks appear to have been a dream; but it wasn’t.
The issue is my relationship with food and exercise. I have chosen to lose control in this area of my life. It’s like a poisonous relationship with someone who does not build you up, but pull you down. The only problem is that person is me.
I have blamed my husband, stress with college, my child care and real estate business; however, I have realized I have a greater satisfaction when I eat healthy and exercise. I know I am not perfect; nevertheless, I will keep trying. I always say “when you try, it changes everything.”
My lesson tonight is learning to commit to myself completely in areas which will benefit my life, so I can be a benefit to others. It is time I practice what I preach! One Love!