I’ve actually forgotten how much of a love/hate relationship I have with summer. I love it because there is no snow, weekends are packed full of fun friend/family activities, and most everyone is in a cheerful mood because it’s summer. I hate summer though because there are SO MANY temptations, temptations to which I haven’t been trying hard to fight.
I guess going into the summer I had a multitude of goals. On one hand, my main goal was to maintain yet in the back of my head I thought I should at least try to lose something, after all I am still over 150 lbs overweight. Well let me tell you I don’t think I’ve done either. I haven’t stepped on the scale in a few weeks but the last time I did, it wasn’t pretty. Now I’m not your typical person, I’m not going to make excuses about why the weight isn’t coming off. I’m not drinking my water, I’m eating out more, I’ve been drinking pop, and with the kids in all kinds of summer activities, I’ve only been getting to the gym 2-3 times per week. Oh and let’s add the stopping for ice cream after every activity and that should give you enough reasons why the scale isn’t staying where it should!
It’s hard too because when you get out of the routine of healthy eating and exercising, it’s hard to find that motivation to get going again. Every week you tell yourself you’ll “start on Monday”…I can sense you nodding your head because I think everyone of us do it!
So I’m not sure when my “Monday” will be but I’ll get there. I’m sure it will take one step on the scale to snap me back to reality. To everyone who has maintained or lost this summer, congrats to you!