Eating healthfully, Exercise and Education -- my learnings about weight loss and life-long health
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Trip of a LIfetime
I have been on this weight loss journey a long time and sometimes I get really focused on the "long time" and forget about the journey. I am finally losing again after a long plateau followed by a small slow regain of 15 pounds. It is so easy and so tempting to be totally focused on the goal and forget that I am in the midst of a learning process.
I am learning how to eat for optimum health. I am learning what "full" and "hungry" feel like -- things I'm pretty sure I did not know before. I am learning how much exercise both my lifestyle and my 53-year-old frame can accommodate. I am learning to turn to people for emotional support, not food. (It never worked that well anyway). I am learning that I am worth taking the time to care for myself. Yep, it's true.
When I get to goal, I will still be on the journey. I cannot then forget all that I've learned and return to thoughtless eating. Instead, I am now building habits and practices I will maintain for a lifetime. I guess you could say this is the trip of a lifetime. Might as well enjoy the scenery!
I have a successful marriage of 21 years and five wonderful children who amaze and challenge me every day. I am a Special Ed Teacher, a professional Life Coach, a Certified Personal Trainer and an advocate for children. I have an amazing, full-on, wonderful,crazy life. What more can I ask?