One of the things I love about sharing on this blog is that I can share my victories as well as my struggles. This weekend was a struggle. From Friday afternoon all the way until this morning when I had my final pity party and decided I needed to snap out of it. I am not proud to admit that I handled my issues this weekend by turning to food. I thought I had gotten it out of my system Friday. Saturday was really great! But by Sunday afternoon, I was making terrible food choices again. Jeremy had to work so I anticipated Sunday being hard. I even made many plans to stay busy, but because of a grumpy 5 year old who missed the concept of Mother’s Day, I was unable to follow through with those plans. I felt like I was treading water just to make it through the day. Turning to food for comfort, numbing the pain and the pity I felt for myself.
This morning I woke up with a refreshed sense of well-being but several hours into the day I found myself completely overwhelmed and in yet another pity party (tears and all). It’s true what they say about tears, they are healing. I took some deep breaths and decided right then, in the middle of my kitchen still in my pajamas and bathrobe….I AM NOT going to do this. I began to dig deep and remember a few things I have learned over the years.
First of all I remembered who I AM rather than who I AM NOT. I recited some of my own personal Power Thoughts.
I remembered that I am no longer this woman.
I am THIS woman
Strong, disciplined, of sound mind, a child of God, happy, healthy and incredibly blessed.
I thanked God for these,
and their health and happiness.
Before I knew it, I began feeling less and less overwhelmed and sorry for myself. The word of God is a double-edged sword.
I decided I would have a healthy breakfast
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1 tbsp. chia seeds
1 scoop EAS Lean 15 protein powder
And then do the Most Intense Work Out Ever, which surprisingly, wasn’t as intense as it has been in the past. Don’t get me wrong, I was a sweaty mess and cursing that cute little Southern boy by the end, but, it was easier, and I use that term lightly.
I then had a snack of a yummy apple and some protein bread while I was heating up some soup.
Wolfgang Puck Soup
I got myself cleaned up, make-up and all, then left for a mani-pedi and a coffee from Starbucks.
Do you like my new ring? It was my Mother’s Day gift! I am in-love with it!
I made this AMAZING casserole tonight for dinner.
I didn’t like the pico de gallo (it was store bought) so I picked it off. This was so so good! Another great recipe from an awesome site! I haven’t calculated the nutrition facts but I will and then post those.
I am glad I am feeling like myself again. I am glad I remembered why I started this healthy living thing over 2 years ago and how it has changed my life. Healthy eating and exercise are my anti-depressants. I am glad I remembered that I have power over my thoughts and sometimes happiness is a choice. When you set your mind on positive things, your life becomes more positive.
Here are the positive things that happened this weekend…..
“Munchin with Mom” Friday
My White Kidney Bean Extract came in!
I have decided that I am going to add it to the L-Carnitine/Raspberry Ketone supplement, which interestingly seems to be working!
Birthday Party Saturday. Aidan is going through a phase of not liking to take pictures
My sweet Mother’s Day Cards!
Aidan is graduating from Pre-School tomorrow! I know it will be a total tear fest! I better go get some clothes ironed and get myself to bed!
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7