It’s the thing to do around my workplace right now. It’s all females, and at any given time at least 3 people are on some kind of diet/weight loss/exercise regime. Personally, I’ve been on that ride for most of my life, especially since I’ve had my kids. When you’re in your 20’s it’s much easier to find the time to workout because, for the most part, you aren’t yet burdened with familial responsibilities. Once you reach your 40’s and you’ve got the spouse, the house, the kids and ALL that comes with it, that slice of time shrinks to the size of a raisin.
It’s never been an easy thing for me, to lose weight. It was always a ONE-TWO Step thing. One step forward (lost 5 pounds this week :)), two steps back (gained back 3 on the weekend 😦 ) And for those of you who have also done this dance, you know that the ONE-TWO Step often leads to the Pity Party Shuffle. You’re upset about the few pounds you’ve put back on, so you drown yourself in ice cream, pasta, spoonfuls of peanut butter, whatever calms that storm within you. This brings you back to the beginning of the dance. You know, Monday morning you wake up and declare to the world: TODAY I START A-FRESH!!! And round and round she goes…
I’ve never taken much stock in Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Dr Bernstein or any of the other paid weight loss systems. It’s hard enough losing weight without losing money on top of it. I also take issue with some celebrity (who’s been PAID to do the program) telling me how easy it is. Yeh. It’s easy for you alright, you can afford the pre-packaged foods, a personal weight trainer, AND the time to exercise. Come live my life, take care of my 3 kids and a husband, work an 8 hour day and come home to laundry, homework, and a myriad of other chores, then tell me how freakin’ easy it is to lose weight. I’m talking to you, Jennifer Hudson.
But I do my best. Right now I’m following the Insanity workout meal plan. No..I’m not DOING the workout part, just the meals for now. Hey, don’t judge! One step at a time, right?