Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Never underestimate your power to change yourself. Never overestimate your power to change others.

I can think of lots of reasons to blame my kids and husband for my weight gain. For example: My husband can eat what he wants and not gain weight so it is his fault for eating treats in front of me. My kids won't eat the healthy food I make so I may well just make hot dogs and mac n' cheese. My husband won't get up in the morning to take care of the kids so I can't exercise in the morning. My husband won't get up in the morning and go to work early enough so he can come home in time for me to go exercise in the evening(can you tell my husbands sleeping habits might be a touchy subject!). My kids make me so tired that I can't get up early enough to exercise before everyone wakes up. My kids make me SO MAD, and when I am mad I eat. My husband does things that STRESS me out and when I am stressed I eat. My kids beg for treats when we go to the store. My kids beg for fast food. The list could go on and on. But the truth is that I am a grown up, I am in charge of what I put in my mouth and how much I move my body. Nobody held me down and shoveled oreos in my mouth. Nobody tied me down and made me watch TV instead of exercising. And nobody is going to do the work for me now. Nobody is around making sure I eat my veggies and do the full set of push ups. I can control one person, and that person is ME! Would I love my husband to get up and help get the kids ready for school so had time to exercise in the morning? Yes, but it is not going to happen. So, I need to find a time to exercise that is not dependant on my husband. I used to get up and exercise at 5:30 am. Honestly, I don't want to do that now, I am just too dang tired. So I need to look at other options. The bottom line is that I need to exercise, regardless of what the rest of my family is doing. The same with eating healthy. It is possible! Will my children refuse to eat some things? Yes. Can I still cook healthfully and control my portion sizes? Of course!
I cannot force my family to do all of the things that I think would make it easier to lose weight. But I CAN do all sorts of things that will make it easier to lose weight.

It is the truth, and even though it stinks, I need to change ME!

1 comment:

  1. Way to go! I know you can do anything you put your mind to.