Today is the first Friday of the new year, all I have to say is that I’m happy I started early as in a few weeks ago as I would not be very happy with myself right now, but that is why I started early. In past years I have waited until the second week in January to start my weight loss journey and here is why: My birthday is January 3. Yep, I am a new year baby and I know I like to enjoy my birthday. There are a few days each year that I believe are mandatory cheat days and my birthday is one of them.
Now, I actually did pretty well on my birthday food wise, but I’m still celebrating. I treated myself yesterday to a free movie I had for my birthday and a free small popcorn, you know with butter. I did not work out on my birthday, but I have every other day.
I gained weight.
Here is the thing, each time I do a weigh in I also think about what I did and did not do that week. I explained my week to you, for me I knew it was going to be a bad week, but here is the thing. I’m not going to let this small set back get me down. That is why so many quit so quickly. I have lost large amounts before. I know how this works. It is a lifestyle change, not a quick fix. You have to let your self have those cheat days, you have to keep going.
My goals with this is to get healthier, to control my diabetes and be able to do things I use to love without getting winded or tired right away, I want to feel better, but I also don’t want to miss out on life. In fact when I was diagnosed as a diabetic I was told, allow yourself a couple of cheat meals a week. You have to, really what is the point of being healthy and living longer if you can’t enjoy yourself sometimes?
So that is my take-away this week, don’t get down if you don’t drop, sit back think about what you did this week and if you didn’t cheat, don’t stress, keep going!