It's pouring rain today and we are all snuggled up in our cozy home, pups curled up into fuzzy balls and my princess and I wrapped in pink robes and furry purple blankets on the couch, listening to the rain fall. It's lovely.
I had my cup of hot black coffee this morning and thought about WHY I am not skinny yet. Well, okay, I never plan to be 'skinny', but you know, *not fat.* And I guess I have a lot of days where I am fairly content and happy and like the way my life is, so on those days I am not focused on my reasons to change. I think, "meh, it is so much funner to build Lincoln Log towns with my kids and read library books and bake banana bread than it is to get on the exercise bike or do leg lifts or whatever. I am happy! Let it be." But then on days when I am in pain from my joints or I can't move as quickly as I want to in agility class or my favorite shirt is too tight, I think "geez, I need to do something about this." Know what I mean?
So it's just a matter of urgency and consistency.
More often this week I am pushing myself to get out of my comfort zone and work harder towards the healthy body I desire. Staying in my comfort zone with my actions means staying in this zone of 214-218 pounds, and I don't want that.
And it doesn't have to be one or the other. I can enjoy the slow, rainy day AND make time to do my exercises. I can bake banana bread AND make a veggie stir-fry. So that is the balance I am seeking. Counting calories AND relaxing. Staying motivated AND being content. And that, I think, is doable.
Hope your day is as happy AND healthy as mine is!
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