Here is what I learned from this morning. You make time and you fight for what you think is important and you make excuses for everything else. I have spent most of my life making excuses, and that was just simply my way of saying that I wasn't ready. I think it's OK to not be ready. I also think that there is never going to be a better time. Life doesn't stop. Stress doesn't stop. Things may change but there is always going to be an excuse. I don't think many people would argue with me if I said, "I can't do Weight Watchers right now and exercise because I have four kids under the age of three - I don't have time to track or cook or exercise." But, if I can do it now with them being so small while in the midst of chaos, then I can definitely do it when they are older. And...while they are still small...I still have that window of opportunity to set them up to win in their own lives. I don't want to see them struggle like I have. Just as good ol' Dave Ramsey says (and I am totally paraphrasing), "I want to change their family tree."
This week I felt zapped. I have felt myself wanting to slip back into old patterns like not eating breakfast, but I pushed through it. I ate yogurt and fruit and granola most days for breakfast because it was quick and easy and filled me up. My favorite right now is The Greek Gods honey flavored Greek yogurt with Udi's original granola and sliced strawberries and bananas...I call it "bliss!" I was talking to my leader today and I think that one misconception about Greek Yogurt is that it is higher points so people want to shy away from it, BUT it also fills you up and keeps you satisfied longer because it's so much higher in protein. I think it is totally worth it!
Ok, so I didn't do the high kick today in the meeting because I was holding my son (see there I go making excuses) but I did make it under 300!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!! This week I lost 2.6 pounds which brings my total to 22.4! :) We are getting ready to start training for a 5k in June, so I am going to dust off the walking shoes and get my booty moving! I will work on getting a video of the high kick...I owe you all one!