I've been feeling pretty lost lately in this weight loss struggle. It has had such an effect on my mood. Life in general is really stressful lately and then I begin putting lots of pressure on myself to lose weight. I had to take a step back this week. I really need to relax. I can lose weight. I'm not perfect. This need for perfection holds me back. This fear of failure causes me to give up very quickly. I've had this thought so many times over the past few weeks. I tell myself to just accept that I'm a cow and that's just the way it will be because I have no self-control. There are other parts of my life that require attention. I'm trying to divide myself into many pieces, and the first thing I always let go is taking care of myself. Yes, it should be a priority, but I feel the least guilt if I sacrifice myself for other things that are more important. That sounds so ridiculous.
I actually feel positive about this week. I have a plan. One of my biggest problems has been not having a plan. I got some advice from someone, and I'm gonna give it a try 100%. I accept that I may mess up but resolve that I will immediately get back on track...not the next day, but immediately. I'm looking forward to this week. I have a good feeling about it.
This week's blogging carnival is sponsored by Fit Studio and this week's question is...
What time of day works best for you to be active? How do you make sure you stick to those planned workouts?
The best time for me to workout is first thing in the morning before the wild toddler wakes. This is very difficult for me to do since I'm pretty much in a perpetual state of sleep deprivation. Because I work nights, I don't get to sleep until 2am four nights out of the week and get up at 7am to get the first grader off to school. I don't get to go back to sleep because I have a toddler to chase. It's difficult to exercise once she's awake. I'm still trying to figure out what will work best for me.
This post is sponsored by SEARS FitStudio and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation and sponsored by Sears.
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