It’s funny that in one of my first posts here, since re-focusing on myself, my journey, and my health, I mentioned how my doctor reminded me of how life always had the potential to get in the way of our health decisions.
…life is always going to have things that challenge us to make good decisions, particularly with what we eat. We have to learn to adapt to those things that affect our eating and exercise habits, just like we adapt them to the rest of our lives.
That was on June 11th. The next day, life happened in a big way. My grandmother passed away the following evening, which put me on a few week tour to Kentucky, living out of a suitcase, helping my grandfather sort through things and get moved (they were already in the process when this happened). It led to being in a situation where my options for making healthy choices were not ideal. So, yes, life happened and I got off track, and even since I’ve returned home, to my new apartment, and new working situation, I’ve struggled to adapt to all the changes that life has thrown at me.
However, what I’m finding is that the more I make healthy decisions a lifestyle, the easier it becomes to get back on that horse, and the easier it is to not even consider some of the “bad” options anymore. Things that I once considered normal, don’t even seem enjoyable anymore even when I’m not closely monitoring myself and what I’m eating.
I’ve not done what I planned by any means, but I did better than I was doing, and I’ve made some progress. I’m schedule to see my doctor in a little over a month and she asked me to lose 5 lbs in that time. It was a very small goal, that I figured I’d knock out of the park. I didn’t knock it out of the park because, you know, life, but I have met the goal and still have a little over a month to go. Again, it was a small goal, but at least it’s moving in the right direction.
So here we are, with just a quick update, and the goal to keep going and keeping using this place as accountability and openness.