A healthy breakfast to start out a productive day!Then today I did Insanity, had a glass of wine, made hard boiled eggs and lentil/curry/arugula brown rice. Springy weather is so refreshing and wonderful for getting back on track:D Tomorrow I will gym for the first time in forever and I already have food prep including overnight oats in ze fridge. It’s all uphill from here!
"Not everybody has to be happy all the time. That’s not mental health, that’s crap."
I try to quite often to focus on the happy. Especially on this blog the honest truth is that I’m not always making healthy choices and striving to be healthy. But when I do, I like to blog about it because it’s fun and encouraging. But I don’t deny that I indulge and most of the time I try to admit that that’s not bad at all. But I want to write today about something personal and unhappy to me. Something negative that I can’t stand.
This. This is not trying. I know that life isn’t all about eating healthy and exercising. I know that life isn’t about achieving one specific type of body type. But when you’re overweight and it’s going to be a health issue. When it’s getting in the way of basic opportunities. When it’s someone that I care about and love so much and they neglect to take care of them self. When it’s your mom and you know that if she doesn’t try that might mean it’s cutting years off of her life. Off of her being a part of your life and out of your future childrens life. And you keep trying to encourage her to make healthier habits years after years, taking a nice approach, then a bit more harsh, seeing it take the opposite effect. then being more honest, leading by good example, until there’s nothing else to do. Being home you think it’s an opportunity to help. But you see there’s nothing you can do. It’s not easy and it takes time. They have got to take care of themselves. Until then, all you can do is pray. It’s frustrating. It sucks. It hurts. When the time comes, I’ll be there to support any amount of effort.
It’s so hard to add variety to your life in the wintertime. Summer’s special. It’s so easy and natural to have the urges to try new things and make them happen when the sun is shining. I haven’t had a lot to post lately because my intentions with this blog was to record my adventures and include my journey to physical fitness.. but the truth is I haven’t been very consistently motivated. Even with my regular gym routine in the winter slump, these girls motivate me so much. If it weren’t for them, I would have never made it this far and long. I’m excited to say that I no longer fear going into the weight room by myself, but I know that I wouldn’t have ever gotten to this point without them. We started together and it’s very promising that we are going to keep on keeping on. Hitting up the gym by day, and the bars by night with these ladies- wintertime ain’t so bad.