Getting Back on Track During the Holidays


Faithful HomesteaderFor a while I was really on track with diet and exercise. I lost 40 pounds and was feeling strong. I loved my healthy lifestyle of eating right and getting fit. It felt good to have people comment about how good I looked. It is frustrating how easy it is to lose it all. I haven’t been totally off track, but it wouldn’t take much to be fully derailed. 

My exercise routine

The thing that slowed me up first was my exercise routine. My back started bothering me more and I did less exercise on account of it. Previously, I had been doing the Bowflex, treadmill, Tai chi, and occasional hikes. I felt good when I had a good routine and I was getting strong. 

Since I have been exercising less, I notice that I am not as strong as I was. This certainly helps motivate me to get back on track. I like being strong. It was a great mental high for me. Now I am just so deflated and discouraged. 

I am hoping my new dog will help get me back on track, but he needs to get better on the leash. As he gets bigger and stronger, I feel it is important for me to be strong enough to handle him. I just need to come up with a way to do my strength training without him being all in my business. He does make it challenging to work out in front of him. 

I was doing great on my Paleo-ish diet, but now I have gained back a little of the weight. I know that if I don’t take action now, it can easily all come back and I don’t want that. I wish I didn’t love fast food and convenience food so much. When I get busy, it is too easy to go for that kind of food. 

12/2/2018 12:30:33 PM

You are doing great! I have found it is a lifelong commitment. Changing your diet and exercise, here and there until it all works for you, may make you a whole new person. Just because you goof does not mean you are off your diet, it is only that - a goof, with that last bite in your mouth you are back on it. Love and respect your body no matter what you weigh, because your body works hard for you.

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