I have a serious case of all or nothing. It is very hard for me when it comes to eating and exercise to not have an all or nothing attitude. It’s something I’m working really hard on and I think I’m overcoming – sort of.
When my two oldest were off school for Thanksgiving break, my whole routine was gone and it freaked me out. I pretty much had the mentality, of “screw it.” I’ll get back on track when they are back at school. We ate too many meals out, I drank my weight in diet coke, I stopped caring what I was eating and I was miserable. It’s also been VERY hard, pretty much impossible for me to get back to how I was before Thanksgiving. For normal people, Thanksgiving is a day to eat all you want. A day to indulge…and then the next day you go back to how things were. You eat right, exercise, etc. For me? One day can send me off on an eating bender and now here we are nearly a month later and I’m still not back to how I was the day before Thanksgiving.
This all or nothing way of thinking has been really bad this week. As of 3:35 this afternoon, my kiddies are done with school until January 3rd. I wish I could say I was kidding when I really considered doing the same thing for the next couple of weeks, but then I realized I would be even more miserable and just because things aren’t going to be our normal routine, doesn’t mean I have to give up. I just have to adjust. There will be meals out, there will be a white chocolate peppermint cheesecake, there will be cookies, there will be CHRISTMAS! But, that doesn’t mean I have to wait until January 3rd (or later…) to start taking care of me and my needs.
I feel like I don’t know who I am anymore. I feel like I completely lost myself these past 9 years. All I did was take care of my family and lost myself. I want to find myself again and get excited about things again.
Another issue with my all or nothing attitude is that I feel if I don’t workout at the same time every day, I may as well forget it and just wait until the next day, but that thinking HAS to stop. I have 3 kids, and unless I want to wake up at 4am and exercise every day, tried that, it’s not for me anymore. I need to squeeze in a workout when I can. My kids are old enough to entertain themselves for an hour (or even 1/2 an hour) while I take some time for me.
So for the next 6 weeks, I will be focusing on this
And doing a little bit of this every other day
After that, I hope to start doing some other DVD’s that are out of my league for now. I wasn’t going to start this until January, but Why Wait?
It starts today!!! There isn’t a law that says you have to start a work out plan on the first or even on a Monday – my brain has a hard time with that one sometimes…
Who’s with me? Don’t put off making yourself happy and healthy!!!