The journey to good health and optimal fitness has been a long and winding road for me. After years of diets, I put the mentality of counting calories, points, carbs, blah, blah, blah behind me in 2011. After reading the book Eat to Live, I saw food in a completely different light. 2012 was an amazing year, filled with huge achievements physically, emotionally and mentally. I went from “hating running” to being a women who loved running the half marathon.
However, although I have come to terms with food and my relationship with food. I have not been able to overcome the mental struggle between myself and the scale. By the end of summer 2012, I was running over 10 miles straight, I like myself in pictures, I felt strong, I was happy with the food I was putting in my body..but yet..the since the number on the scale did not match my goal..I let myself be defeated.
So for the next 180 days, I am committing to focusing on areas within my control and that truly show success. I am going to focus on moving, putting the right food in my body and using small milestones to keep me focused on optimal health.
Each day I will stop and think about the following aspects of my day: my emotions, my nutrition, my water intake, my activity level, and what I see when I look in the mirror.