I do not know where to begin or what exactly I want to say. I guess I will start with the obvious. I gained again for the 3rd week in a row and this time it has thrown me back in to the 3’s.
Thinking that I am gonna get results without work is …well not working for me.
I can easily point to many contributing factors…lots going on emotionally/spiritually. The last couple weeks have been a series of highs and lows. I can even point to a possibility of water weight gain as well that happens this time every month. I can point to history and say this happens every time I lose weight…but ultimately, those would be excuses and not really the issue.
The issue is I have not been doing the work I know to do.
The issue is I want something for nothing.
The issue is I have been lazy.
The issue that actually had me tearing up while talking about it with Aaron tonight is that I am tired. Everything else was just facts and answers, theories as to what is going on, but this…actually got through the layers of tough skin I wear so well, so it must be the one that is MOST true, at least in this moment.
It has been 9 months of working at this. Questioning every choice of what to eat, challenging myself to workout, often talking myself through workouts, talking myself out of eating this or that. 9 months of learning about myself and my story, how my story affects my food and exercise. 9 months of learning to actually experience emotions instead of shutting them off. While I am super glad and thankful for all that God has done in the last year, I am just tired.
And I am only 1/4 of the way to my goal. It is not like I am almost done and the finish line is in sight and my focus can shift a little bit. No, folks, I am just getting started.
I know, in time things will get easier. If I just got out there in the air, and ran…I would quickly remember that I actually like it. I know that it won’t always be this hard. I know all the right answers…but I am tired.
In this moment, I don’t have the mental energy for all the self talk. I just want to be tired. I know it sounds like a defeatist attitude. But I am NOT defeated…just tired! It doesn’t help that I have hormonal crap going on and instead of being a raging lunatic this month(which would actually help to be pissed off enough at the scale to actually make something happen) I am blessed with the blues, which certainly doesn’t help the “tired” feeling and certainly doesn’t help with the lack of motivation factor.
Tomorrow is a new day…with new choices…and Lord help me…a better frame of mind…cuz dag blast it, if I have come this far to be taken out by TIRED-NESS and PMS….awww Hell NO! See now I am getting mad…