Long Blog today - sorry:)
I was thinking about the weight I lost late summer last year and the conscious effort it took for me to do so. I joined Weight Watchers, started tracking and was CONSTANTLY mindful of everything I put into my mouth. I planned my weeks, weekends, holidays, vacations . . . Then I began following all your awesome blogs that you all share your journeys on. You inspired me to blog about my journey. I started to consciously plan exercising. Looking back and reflecting on it . . . it was a job. A hard, constant, 24/7 3rd job for me. Job #1 I work outside the house 40 hrs a week. Job #2 I'm a wife, a mother, a homemaker. Job #3 Improving and focusing on my physical being. Some people would think I'm crazy of thinking of "Job" # 3 as a job, but if I don't think of it like that I'll lose my job including the benefits which are healthy weight, healthy body, and healthy being.
When my daughter experienced her medical issue last October I had to quit job #3. I couldn't mentally or physically keep up with it. So I quit and lost ALL my benefits. The weight all came back on and physically I felt bad again. I did what I needed to do last fall and I don't at all regret the change I had to make in my change in energy direction. Thank God that my daughter is OK and about a month a ago I blogged "Back in the Saddle Again." I am once again starting job #3.
Weight loss, exercise, and when I do reach goal weight, maintaining; these are a job to me and I will have to treat it as such. I don't believe this will ever be second nature or an unconscious effort for me. I need the benefits!
Make one good choice today, it can lead to another! God Bless- Kara Lea